Rethinking the Research and Writing Process for First Year Students Beth Mulherrin, UMUC Lisa Zimmerelli, UMUC  Brandy Whi...
Our Idea of Process and Product
Theirs?
How Did We Get Here? <ul><li>Systemic Issues -National Focus on Testing Outcomes -Lack of Resources -Achievement = Good Gr...
How Can We Move Forward? <ul><li>How Can We: </li></ul><ul><li>Design research and writing assignments appropriate to leve...
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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?
Teach process aligned with the assignment goals (product)?
Focus on preparedness issues as educators?
Develop remediation interventions as institutions?

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

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

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