Instruction in Composition through Small-Group Activities for Secondary Students

Instruction in Composition through Small-Group Activities for Secondary Students

Date: August 1969
Creator: Jensen, Ann L.
Description: It is the purpose of this thesis to describe various small-group activities which could be used in classes of secondary English to help to "teach-Johnny-to-write." These activities are divided into four areas of study--developing and practicing specific skills related to writing, developing a topic, planning a theme, and evaluating student writing.
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Library and Information Science End of Program Exam Survival Tips

Library and Information Science End of Program Exam Survival Tips

Date: February 2014
Creator: Whitmer, Susan
Description: Presentation for a University of North Texas (UNT) School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) 5900 course. This presentation discusses library and information science end of program exam survival tips and how to write three 2500 word essays in one week.
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The Effects of Teaching Study Skills and Reading, Writing, and Listening Skills as a Specific Course of Study for Ninth Grade Students

The Effects of Teaching Study Skills and Reading, Writing, and Listening Skills as a Specific Course of Study for Ninth Grade Students

Date: May 1969
Creator: Fillman, Tony Wayne
Description: The problem of this study was to test the effects of teaching selected study skills and reading, writing, and listening skills as a specific course of study for ninth grade students. To study this problem, the performance of students enrolled in a study skills and reading, writing, and listening skills course was compared to that of a comparable group of ninth graders, electing the course but not permitted to take it, on the basis of performance as measured by mean gain on alternate forms of the Spitzer Study Skills Test and on the Sequential Test of Educational Progress--Reading-Writing-Listening.
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The Effects of Oral Planning on Fifth-Grade Composition

The Effects of Oral Planning on Fifth-Grade Composition

Date: August 1969
Creator: Beeker, Ruth Ann
Description: The problem of this study was an investigation of the effects of oral preparation on certain quantitative aspects of composition in a fifth-grade classroom.
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A Composition Program for Accelerated High School Students

A Composition Program for Accelerated High School Students

Date: August 1969
Creator: Reynolds, Grover A.
Description: Since so many aids are available to help the teacher in the actual process of writing, this study will concentrate on the various ways in which other benefits, such as heightened awareness, educated imagination, increased self-esteem, and improved critical judgment, can be integrated into a composition class for accelerated students.
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Effects of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning on Second Language Composition of University-Level Intermediate Spanish Students

Effects of Technology-Enhanced Language Learning on Second Language Composition of University-Level Intermediate Spanish Students

Date: December 2004
Creator: Oxford, Raquel Malia Nitta
Description: Today's global culture makes communication through writing in a foreign language a most desirable tool to expand personal and professional relations. However, teaching writing is a complex, time-consuming endeavor in any language. Foreign language teachers at every level struggle to fit writing into an already full curriculum and need the most effective methods and tools with which to teach. Technology may provide a viable scaffold to support writing instruction for teachers and students. The purpose of this research was to determine any benefits of weekly/structured, in-class, computer-assisted grammar drill and practice on the composition quality and quantity of intermediate university Spanish learners. A related purpose was to determine whether students who participated in such practice would access a computer-based writing assistant differently during writing than students without the treatment. The research design was a nonequivalent groups pretest-posttest design. Fifty-two subjects' compositions were graded with both holistic and analytic criteria to analyze composition quality and quantity, and statistical analyses assessed interactions of treatment and effects. The computer-based Atajo writing assistant, which could be accessed during composition, had a logging feature which provided unobtrusive observation of specific databases accessed by each student. There were no statistically significant differences found between the two ...
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[Three women gather around a desk]

[Three women gather around a desk]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of three women. One sits at a single person desk, writing. Another leans on the side of the desk, and the third woman stands behind the desk, looking at the woman who is writing.
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Using Calibrated Peer Review to Facilitate Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Using Calibrated Peer Review to Facilitate Writing Assignments in Large Classes

Date: March 28, 2012
Creator: Ishiyama, John & Watson, Wendy
Description: This poster discusses a project using Calibrated Peer Review (CPR). CPR is a web-based instructional tool. CPR assignments require students to write an essay, evaluated three 'canned' calibration essays on the same topic, evaluate three of their peers' essays, and finally evaluate their own essay. The authors' goal was to determine whether the CPR process improves student learning of the essay content and whether the CPR process improves student writing.
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NNS Use of Adverbs in Academic Writing

NNS Use of Adverbs in Academic Writing

Date: August 2011
Creator: Heidler, Linda E.
Description: Recent studies have begun to redefine the idea of accuracy in second language acquisition to include not only grammatical correctness, but also native-like selection. This is an exploratory study aimed at identifying areas of nonnative-like selection of adverbs, such as sentence position, semantic category preferences, frequency of use and breadth of word choice. Using corpus-linguistic methods it compares the writing of nonnative English speakers at an intermediate and advanced level to both American college students’ writing and published academic writing. It also conducts in-depth case studies of three of the most commonly used adverbs. It finds that while advanced students are grammatically accurate, there are still several ways in which their use of adverbs differs from that of native speakers.
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Clutch

Clutch

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Date: August 2009
Creator: Bauge, Jessica M.
Description: Clutch is the title of the creative portion of my thesis as well as the name of my theory 'clutch' which I outline in the preface section. The purpose of the clutch theory is to recognize modes of inspiration in the body, heart and mind so that the poet can consciously move beyond passive receptivity to engage inspiration more fully. Mechanically, to "clutch" does not mean to create inspiration, but it is the opportunistic, spirited encouragement of these moments of inspiration and, more importantly, the direction of the artist's own response in moving from inspiration to creation. The clutch process unfolds through three centers: body, heart and mind, where we initially encounter inspiration. And, through a discussion of three notable poets' work, Henri Cole, Li-Young Lee and T.S. Eliot, the relationship between a completed work and clutch as a process further explains the boundaries of each mode.
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Policies and procedures of the Office of Technology Assessment : communication with Congress and the public

Policies and procedures of the Office of Technology Assessment : communication with Congress and the public

Date: February 1986
Creator: United States. Office of Technology Assessment.
Description: A manual for OTA employees, providing guidance for drafting proposals and reports. Includes standards and procedures for communicating with Congress.
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Language and the Art of Writing

Language and the Art of Writing

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Date: May 2006
Creator: Damask, Tarah
Description: I start writing by conjuring up an image in my mind. Sometimes it will be something that I have thought about for a while, sometimes it will be something that I sit around attempting to create. Either way, it is simply the idea that I need in order to get started. People will say, "Just sit down and write" which I can do, but it does not mean I will end up anywhere worthwhile. In my writing I need a focus. I need an idea or just one image to get me writing and I can base an entire story off of that one image. I think the reason this works for me is because in my mind it is an illustration and always something that is vibrant and unique. I want the image to stand out and to mean something because I feel that it comes to me for a specific reason, I just have to piece it all together and let the characters and plot unfold for themselves. People often say this, that the characters end up running the story. I think this is true, but in my case my stories are not so driven by character or ...
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The Transfer and Sustainability of a School-Wide Writing Program: Year 2.

The Transfer and Sustainability of a School-Wide Writing Program: Year 2.

Date: August 2010
Creator: Dickson, Violet Myers
Description: Writing is an important life skill that all students need in order to succeed in today's society. However, proficient writing skills develop over time, requiring years of quality instruction combined with motivation, encouragement, and lots of practice. School-wide writing is an approach that provides specific writing instruction in a consistent manner across all grade levels, allowing students to develop increasingly complex writing skills and strategies over time. Implementation of programs, such as school-wide writing, requires teachers to transfer new understandings and skills from the training room to the classroom as well as efforts to sustain the program over time. This multiple case study examines the characteristics of an elementary school-wide writing program that was introduced in the field by local teachers and transferred five years later to another school in the same district. The study also examines factors affecting the transfer and sustainability of the program during the second year of implementation. Findings from the study indicate that the elements of school-wide writing transferred from School 1 to School 2 at a low road level of transfer. Factors affecting transfer included inquiry, ongoing training, support systems, authentic writing experiences, and time. Factors contributing to sustainability included ongoing support, accountability, communication, ...
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The Invisible Dragon

The Invisible Dragon

Date: December 2012
Creator: Boutwell, Nathan
Description: This collection of memoir essays chronicles the author's 19 year struggle with chronic depression. "The Invisible Dragon" explores the onset of the disease and its cure. "The Silent Typewriter" looks at how it affected the author as a writer. "Roses for Trish" discusses how it affected his wife. "My Mother's Son" explores the possibility that he inherited depression from his mother. The final essay, "The Dragon Returns" probes the author's life in 2012 with the probability that he has a personality disorder. The preface examines several depression memoirs and explores the strategies used by William Styron, Elizabeth Wurtzel and Kay Redfield Jamison to prevent sliding into the pitfalls inherent in a linear structure. Among these are the use of alternative structures, language, characterization, focus and imagery.
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The Narrative Art of Edgar Allan Poe

The Narrative Art of Edgar Allan Poe

Date: August 1939
Creator: Hanks, LaCola Lu
Description: This thesis is focused on the motivations and influences on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. Poe's work and letters are used to support the hypothesis that his work resulted from a desire to be recognized.
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JAC Audio Interview: David Theo Goldberg

JAC Audio Interview: David Theo Goldberg

Date: 2006
Creator: Giroux, Susan Searls & Goldberg, David Theo
Description: JAC interview of David Theo Goldberg discussing race theory in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Donald Davidson

JAC Audio Interview: Donald Davidson

Date: 1993
Creator: Kent, Thomas & Davidson, Donald, 1917-2003
Description: JAC interview of Donald Davidson discussing communicative interaction in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Jacques Derrida

JAC Audio Interview: Jacques Derrida

Date: 1990
Creator: Olson, Gary A. & Derrida, Jacques
Description: JAC interview of Jacques Derrida discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Homi Bhabha

JAC Audio Interview: Homi Bhabha

Date: 1998
Creator: Olson, Gary A.; Worsham, Lynn & Bhabha, Homi K., 1949-
Description: JAC interview of Homi Bhabha discussing the politics of difference in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

JAC Audio Interview: Stanley Fish

Date: 1992
Creator: Olson, Gary A. & Fish, Stanley Eugene
Description: JAC interview of Stanley Fish discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

JAC Audio Interview: Noam Chomsky

Date: 1991
Creator: Olson, Gary A.; Faigley, Lester & Chomsky, Noam
Description: JAC interview with Noam Chomsky discussing radical politics in relation to language, writing, philosophy, and rhetoric
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JAC Audio Interview: Mary Belenky

JAC Audio Interview: Mary Belenky

Date: 1990
Creator: Ashton-Jones, Evelyn; Thomas, Dene Kay & Belenky, Mary Field
Description: JAC interview with Mary Belenky discussing collaboration, composition, and women's ways of knowing in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

JAC Audio Interview: Ernesto Laclau

Date: 1999
Creator: Worsham, Lynn; Olson, Gary A. & Laclau, Ernesto
Description: JAC interview of Ernesto Laclau discussing hegemony and democracy in relation to writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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JAC Audio Interview: Jean-Francois Lyotard

JAC Audio Interview: Jean-Francois Lyotard

Date: 1995
Creator: Olson, Gary A. & Lyotard, Jean-François, 1924-1998
Description: JAC interview of Jean-Francois Lyotard discussing writing, philosophy, and rhetoric.
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