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Meaningful assessment for improving writing center consultations

WCU Author/Contributor (non-WCU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Joy Neaves (Creator)
Institution
Western Carolina University (WCU )
Web Site: http://www.wcu.edu/404.asp
Advisor
Marsha Lee Baker

Abstract: This thesis presents the spring 2011 assessment for the University Writing Center at UNC Asheville, a small liberal arts college in Western North Carolina. It includes the results of a study that seeks to shift the focus of assessment in the University Writing Center from operational goals to learning goals; it interprets data related to student writers’ and undergraduate consultants’ perceptions of observable cognitive development activities during typical writing center sessions. The study grew from the University Writing Center’s response to newly developed University Student Learning outcomes (USLOs) and the University Mission Statement.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2011
Keywords
Assessment, Cognitive Development Activities, Critical Thinking, Student writers, Writing Centers, Writing consultants
Subjects
Writing centers -- Evaluation