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Rethinking the Research and Writing Process for First Year Students E Mulherrin

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Design research and writing assignments appropriate to level of course? …

Design research and writing assignments appropriate to level of course?
Teach process aligned with the assignment goals (product)?
Focus on preparedness issues as educators?
Develop remediation interventions as institutions?

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  • 1. Rethinking the Research and Writing Process for First Year Students Beth Mulherrin, UMUC Lisa Zimmerelli, UMUC Brandy Whitlock, AACC
  • 2. Our Idea of Process and Product
  • 3. Theirs?
  • 4. How Did We Get Here?
    • Systemic Issues -National Focus on Testing Outcomes -Lack of Resources -Achievement = Good Grades/Scores
    • Readiness Issues - Memorizing vs. Thinking -Reading and Writing Skills -Scholarly Communication Conventions
  • 5. How Can We Move Forward?
    • How Can We:
    • Design research and writing assignments appropriate to level of course?
    • Teach process aligned with the assignment goals ( product )?
    • Focus on preparedness issues as educators?
    • Develop remediation interventions as institutions?