Topic: Supporting Developing Writers
Writing is a particularly important skill in our text-based world. For students who choose an online learning experience, the ability to communicate well through writing can be the difference between good and not-so-good grades. This presentation showcases course-specific strategies developed by professionals within the Ashford Writing Center (AWC).
Course embedded supports can make a difference by increasing pass rates in an online general education, Anthropology 101, course. This presentation discusses the results of a pilot study that investigated the potential impact of specific strategies resulting from the collaborative efforts of faculty, the Ashford Library Services team, and professionals in the Ashford Writing Center.
Writing centers were initially established to address a critical lack of writing skills (Williams & Takaku, 2011). In recent years, they’ve been called to play a significant role in promoting student success. The Chicago School is a prime example of how one institution answered the call in a unique way.