2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

The Effects of Class Drafting Time on Student Writing
Shannon K. Kelley♦
Dr. Robert Martin and Dr. Barbara Price, Faculty Mentors

This presentation will examine the effects of in class drafting time on student writing. I want to study if the time students are given to begin work on a writing assignment in class positively affects the final grade of that assignment. Students will begin by writing a short, 1-2 page personal essay that they will complete entirely at home. Over the course of the semester, students will continue to write two more similar papers about different topics, all about 1-2 pages in length and will receive gradually increasing amounts of in-class time to work on these writings. Students will receive ongoing help in areas of difficulty, such as grammar, topic sentences, and supporting details, as they write these papers, thus giving them the chance to practice and improve those areas. This presentation will focus on the results of this research.

Keywords: english, education, writing, class, time


Presentation Type: Oral Paper

Session: 302-1
Location: VH 1000
Time: 1:00

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