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    • Page 14

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 14 seems to favor Peeta and she is pretty much left on her own. Then during the games everything she does goes wrong even when it goes right. When Katnis uses the Killerjaks to take out the group from the capitol...
    • Page 33

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 29 language acquisition. As parents offer positive reinforcement during a child’s formative years, their children ultimately achieve language acquisition success. However, by the time students reach high school, they have had so many discouraging...
    • Page 42

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 38 Participants Approximately two groups or a maximum total of 50 bilingual English/Spanish students will be selected to participate in this study for the purpose of analyzing their English writing abilities before and after the implementation of...
    • Page 45

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 41 The data will be gathered and compiled to compare for growth among individuals and between English and Spanish language groups. As required by the Southern Utah University Department of Graduate Studies in Education, all necessary Institutional...
    • Page 48

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 44 and differences among the academic groups. Third, by explaining any missing or conflicting data. Fourth, by presenting both the quantitative and qualitative data and findings collected for this research while following the order of the three...
    • Page 51

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 47 method was changed to a more conducive format for data collection and analysis (created through surveymonkey.com). The purpose of the survey was to gather rubric and percentage scores and compare results to the original survey written at the...
    • Page 52

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 48 two hours completing this assignment. As previously stated, one of this researcher’s colleagues, a native Spanish language art’s teacher agreed to assess all three groups twice during the course of this research. In an effort to maintain...
    • Page 54

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 50 abilities? Why or why not?” and “What did you find most revealing about the 2015-2016 section comparison? Was it surprising? Why or why not?” Case Study Participants Originally, only two groups were going to be used for this study: one junior...
    • Page 55

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 51 Table 1 Case Study Participants Native- English Female Students Native- English Male Students Native- Spanish Female Students Native- Spanish Male Students Total Female Students Total Male Students Total: Juniors: 2 2 20 16 22 18 40 Seniors: 1 1...
    • Page 71

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 67 Figure 6. Self-Reflection Assessment on English Writing Proficiency English Essay Comparisons An English diagnostic essay was assigned to the three case study groups at the beginning of Fall Semester 2015 and a second comparative essay was...
    • Page 91

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 87 After analyzing comparative test scores in January, the juniors reported and average grade of 55% and the seniors averaged 62%. The combined overall average was 52% in August and 58% in January (see Figure 35). Although there were a few...
    • Page 93

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 89 Finally, the average junior score for Comma Usage was 43%; the majority (27%) 40%. The average senior score 43%; the majority (24%) received 60%. When asked to compare each section and select which test they performed better on, all groups...
    • Page 94

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 90 or Standardized Test 2015-2016 Comparison by Category Figure 38. Combined Junior/Senior Standardized Test 2015-2016 Comparison by Category The students were asked to rank their performance based on an eight-category scale to determine their main...
    • Page 110

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 106 lower on some aspects, I believe that I’ve learned to express myself in a better way”; and, “All the structures are the same.” A noticeable decline in the area of conventions and punctuation was perhaps due to the fact that rather than focusing...
    • Page 122

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 118 Another interesting study might include comparing test groups who have been exposed to metacognitive strategies for at least a year (or since primary education levels) to those who haven’t. However, perhaps an even more authentic and therefore...
    • Page 22

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 18 or “punisher” (Smith, 2010, p. 671). In other words, students who focus on the product expect failure and end up producing something that shows they just can’t think (Smith, 2010). Language learners are particularly fearful of making grammatical...
    • Page 48

    • Washington Redskins (Football team); Crisis management; Social media; Sports
    • REDSKINS FAN APOLOGIA 48 from wrongdoing. Similar passion would be likely in devotees of organizations who are also accused of wrongdoing. Political campaigns and religious causes may be other arenas where proxy crisis defense may be useful....
    • Page 51

    • Washington Redskins (Football team); Crisis management; Social media; Sports
    • REDSKINS FAN APOLOGIA 51 Bernache-Assolant, I., Lacassagne, M. F., Braddock, J. H. (2007). Basking in reflected glory and blasting: Differences in identity-management strategies between two groups of highly identified soccer fans. Journal of...
    • Page 6

    • Washington Redskins (Football team); Crisis management; Social media; Sports
    • REDSKINS FAN APOLOGIA 6 American Indian organizations actively campaigned to get offensively stereotyped Native American themed mascots changed (NCAI Report, 2013). As recently as 2008, studies were conducted which were aimed at determining the...
    • Page 7

    • Washington Redskins (Football team); Crisis management; Social media; Sports
    • REDSKINS FAN APOLOGIA 7 One can see the passion fans have for their beloved team by simply searching the term “Redskins” on Twitter. Other groups are not as willing to allow justification and do not buy into Mr. Snyder’s retelling of the origin of...

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