Graduation Year

2015

Location

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

18-4-2015 9:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2015 10:00 AM

Description

Every student has a voice, and this voice should be used to further students’ involvement with schoolwork. This belief was the main drive for me to inquire how writing critical reviews of literature could impact high school students. The reviews that the students write are embodiments of their voices and feelings toward the literature. All while doing so, students must practice and engage with the formal writing process. The goal of this study was to judge if writing reviews improved the students’ grasp on the writing process, and if they were more engaged with the text. Data was taken in the forms of student work, lesson plans, and a questionnaire. A few techniques that were used when closely looking at the data were focusing on similarities and differences, repetitions, and theory related materials. The expected results of the inquiry were backed by research carried out by Wendy Ranck-Buhr (2012), Taylor & Parsons (2011), and Bayat (2014).

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Becoming Critical Reviewers of Literature: Learning the Writing Process

State Farm Hall, Illinois Wesleyan University

Every student has a voice, and this voice should be used to further students’ involvement with schoolwork. This belief was the main drive for me to inquire how writing critical reviews of literature could impact high school students. The reviews that the students write are embodiments of their voices and feelings toward the literature. All while doing so, students must practice and engage with the formal writing process. The goal of this study was to judge if writing reviews improved the students’ grasp on the writing process, and if they were more engaged with the text. Data was taken in the forms of student work, lesson plans, and a questionnaire. A few techniques that were used when closely looking at the data were focusing on similarities and differences, repetitions, and theory related materials. The expected results of the inquiry were backed by research carried out by Wendy Ranck-Buhr (2012), Taylor & Parsons (2011), and Bayat (2014).