Topic: Improving Student Writing
To assess the effectiveness of the Criterion writing program, our researchers used the program’s analytics to gauge student proficiency, use, and the effectiveness of the program. In this study we compiled all of the data and tracked the number of submissions and types of errors, sorted by major and ethnicity.
This presentation analyzes a variety of higher education writing centers which augment in-person tutoring with online resources. The researchers survey website activity and testimonials to examine tutoring, handouts, and webinar effectiveness of a sampling of online writing labs (OWLS). We attempt to answer the following questions: To enhance student engagement, which OWL features could be automated? Which should remain person and direct?
Strong writing skills are important for success in any field. But many college students dread writing assignments, completing them perfunctorily, without ever developing a habit of writing. Reflection papers can engage students directly and immediately with the value of writing, in any class, subject or level.