Event Title

Crucial Writing Research and How It Translates to Classrooms Across the Disciplines

Location

D1497

Start Date

1-4-2016 2:00 PM

End Date

1-4-2016 2:35 PM

Description

As a writing program administrator and WAC coordinator, my administrative research focuses on creating a clearinghouse of relevant writing research and translating that work into usable practice for writing in all disciplines. This presentation will review crucial research and discuss its relevance for teaching and application to the classroom. Among others, I will discuss a recent multi-institutional study of writing and its effects on learning, the first of its kind; a survey of writing assignments across the United States and their impact on student writing; and recent work on transfer of writing ability from one context to another. My goal is for participants to leave with an understanding of crucial research, its importance for their teaching, and some ideas for how to apply this knowledge to their classrooms.

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Dr. Kerri Morris is an Associate Professor of English in the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Apr 1st, 2:00 PM Apr 1st, 2:35 PM

Crucial Writing Research and How It Translates to Classrooms Across the Disciplines

D1497

As a writing program administrator and WAC coordinator, my administrative research focuses on creating a clearinghouse of relevant writing research and translating that work into usable practice for writing in all disciplines. This presentation will review crucial research and discuss its relevance for teaching and application to the classroom. Among others, I will discuss a recent multi-institutional study of writing and its effects on learning, the first of its kind; a survey of writing assignments across the United States and their impact on student writing; and recent work on transfer of writing ability from one context to another. My goal is for participants to leave with an understanding of crucial research, its importance for their teaching, and some ideas for how to apply this knowledge to their classrooms.