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    • Page 10

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 10 the writer made in the very first scene and how if that doesn’t happen then the writer will lose the reader who probably won’t buy another book from that writer. She talks about the ‘very last scene, last...
    • Page 16

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 16 Part Two: Presentation I have attended a number of writing conferences ranging from a one-day conference in Kanab, Utah that cost $40.00 to a week-long conference that cost well over a thousand dollars. In...
    • Page 27

    • Writing--Technique; Fiction--Technique
    • Writing the Great American Novel 27 Appendix One Script—Core Concepts—1 hour Slide 1—title—taken from Story Engineering—Mastering the 6 Core Competencies of Successful Writing by Larry Brooks Slide 2—Core competency #1--Concept Slide 3--Concept...
    • Page 25

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 21 While more needs to be done to understand and evaluate bilingual students’ writing in both languages, this research should provide teachers of these students with enough insight not to compare their bilingual students’ abilities in either...
    • 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 27

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 23 Revision, of course, is key to successful academic writing. “If we as instructors, can help our students think about their choices after the first draft is out of the heads—but before their final draft is due—we can help them learn to think...
    • Page 32

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 28 All learners are motivated by the desire to improve. When instructors help students find their own mistakes and evaluate their own work, their motivation increases exponentially. Secondary educators would do well to recognize that along with...
    • 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 35

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 31 those identified as important by instructors responsible for college first-year writing programs” (2008, p. 3). When students are engaged in conversations about their writing through peer reviews and different types of portfolio assignments, “a...
    • Page 36

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 32 and quality feedback, and careful revision strategies. Although L1 and L2 learners benefit from quality teacher feedback, such as ways to expand their ideas, elaborate on their main points, paraphrasing and in-text referencing, ESL students...
    • 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 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 49

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 45 collected in September using questions created by the researcher through an online testing service (socrative.com), included both open-ended questions and questions based on the Likert scale to determine students’ intent to further their...
    • Page 53

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 49 to write a response to the following open-ended question: “Regardless of the score you received, do you feel as though your writing has improved in your native language based on guidelines taught in English class?” Standardized Test The exact...
    • Page 108

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 104 As previously stated, participants did report feeling more prepared for college writing, but even more interesting, when asked to rank their own writing proficiency levels and parallel those results with what they believed college professors...
    • Page 109

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 105 One of the most exciting outcomes of this research originated from the native student essay results. While much research already exists to prove that metacognition strategies can help students become critical thinkers and, therefore, creative...
    • Page 111

    • Writing--Education; Composition (Language arts); College preparation programs; Education, Secondary
    • 107 antecedent section); the students’ astonishment was reflected in a typical response: “[It was surprising] that the second time I [took] it my score improved so much even though we didn’t necessarily study for this test in particular. Just...

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