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    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 19 Since first-year college writing courses “are designed to encourage students to, in the words of one instructor, ‘just know that there are different ways to solve different writing situations’” (Fanetti, et al., 2010, p.82), high school...
    • Page 26

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 22 interviews with students in classrooms where metacognitive strategies were used, Preus reported that the students she observed talked about how the teachers used T-charts and organization charts to help them organize their thinking, how teachers...
    • 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 34

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 30 students on how to review a peer’s paper, but who combine that instruction with handouts, role play, and modeling strategies will help students think below the surface of proofreading and realize that writing involves a much more involved...
    • Page 37

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 33 majority of students who have received their educational curriculum from a foreign country have simply not had the rigorous demands of writing instruction in any language; therefore, their writing deficiencies could have very little to do with...
    • Page 38

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 34 processes and began to engage in self-dialogue, they developed self-efficacy, habits of learning to learn, and ultimately gained more writing experience and confidence (Arroyo & Quintana, 2008). Viewing bilingual students as a writing asset...
    • Page 39

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 35 More research is needed on how best to prepare teachers for authentic and inclusive teaching. In addition, more research is needed on the connection between fostering high quality intellectual work and producing graduates with the skills needed...
    • Page 41

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 37 Chapter 3 Methodology Purpose of the Study The purpose of this study is to draw attention to the continuing problem of underprepared students for college-level writing expectations; to show that the writing gap between secondary and college...
    • Page 44

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 40 final data analysis. In order to assure that the results are valid (meaningful) and reliable (consistent), the questions will be clear and purposeful. Samples of the instrumentations that will be used for this research are found in Appendix B,...
    • 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 47

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 43 Chapter 4 Results The purpose of this study was primarily to determine the effectiveness of implementing metacognitive strategies in a secondary writing classroom and to reveal whether or not the use of such deep-thinking approaches would...
    • 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 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 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 101

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 97 the six rubric writing categories; two native Spanish essays, one assigned at the beginning of the semester and one at the end, which were analyzed based on similar rubrics and writing categories to examine for writing improvements in students’...
    • Page 102

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 98 Whether the United States’ secondary language arts classrooms are comprised mainly of native English speakers or a mixture of multicultural and, therefore, multilingual students—a scenario that is far more likely based on today’s diverse...
    • Page 105

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 101 and literary analysis—because they wanted a challenge. These two thought-provoking pieces, one where they were required to connect a random topic to a prewritten thesis statement and the other that required careful, analytical thought that went...
    • 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 113

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 109 the importance of deep self-reflective analysis of how they learn, they will become better learners and, therefore, better writers. Recommendations Similarities and Differences of Research Results and the Work of Others Extensive research has...
    • Page 115

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 111 ESL and bilingual instructors. Although further research should be conducted on how ESL instructors can fully capitalize on their students’ bilingualism and how it can “foster their biliteracy” (Butvilofsky & Sparrow, 2012), the results from...

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