Improving first year students learning through writing

Sebastian, Dipu & Zimitat, Craig (2007) Improving first year students learning through writing. In International Conference on The First Year Experince, 9-12 July, Hawaii.


The purpose of the study was to improve student learning outcomes in a First Year course, by implementing strategies based on sound theoretical frameworks. On evaluating the student academic outcome in the First Year Experience (FYE) program, it was observed that a student’s performance in an academic task did not necessarily reflect their level of knowledge. As the majority of academic tasks involve a written component, we focused on improving a range of skills associated with academic writing within normal classroom activities: concept mapping, argument development and formation of linkages within written work Student success were not uniform. We believe that students who benefited most from these interventions were those with greatest commitment to learning.

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ID Code: 10544
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Higher Education (130103)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 (please consult author)
Deposited On: 02 Nov 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 13:34

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