September 18, 2015
View the presentation from the TLC Workshop, “WFU 2015 Students: What they Know (and Don’t Know) about Academic Writing and Reading,” September 9, 2015. Presented by Dr. Laura Aull, Department of English.
Based on written essays and surveys from the entering 2015 class of students, Dr. Aull and two URECA fellows will offer faculty insights into the “state of the state” of our incoming students’ perceptions and proficiency in academic reading and writing. She will especially discuss patterns in students’ self-reported experiences with types of academic reading and writing as well as linguistic and rhetorical patterns in students essays related to evidence and argumentation. She will share examples of problematic issues, answer questions, and discuss the implications for teaching writing to these first year students.