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    Integrating reading and writing: supporting students' writing from source

    Cooney, Adeline and Darcy, Eamon and Casey, Denis (2018) Integrating reading and writing: supporting students' writing from source. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 15 (5). pp. 1-20. ISSN 1449-9789

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    Writing from sources is an important academic skill but students find it a difficult skill to learn. The lesson study method was used to design and evaluate learning and teaching strategies aimed at improving students’ writing from sources skills. The team developed a seven-part lesson plan and associated learning activities and practice opportunities which was delivered over 12 hours. The lesson was delivered to first-year students (n = 150) taking a Critical Skills module. Students’ writing was analysed to identify how they approached integrating sources into their writing. Analyses of student texts suggest significant improvement in some skills, for example, finding, interpreting and synthesising content across sources. Other skills showed less marked improvement, for example, critiquing sources and creating new text. This paper shares the lesson and makes suggestions for future iterations of the lesson.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: writing-from-sources; undergraduate students; lesson study;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Arts & Humanities > History
    Item ID: 16067
    Depositing User: Eamon Darcy
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2022 13:46
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
    Publisher: University of Wollongong
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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