College Readiness in Writing
Date of Award
Master of Education (MEd)
A study of college readiness in writing was conducted in two school districts in rural western Maine. Researchers surveyed recent graduates via an online survey and interviewed faculty at four Maine colleges to identify perceived needs in first year writing skills. Students and faculty identified areas for improvement including research, mechanics, grammar and spelling as well as a need for exposure to more varied texts and writing styles. In conclusion, writing across the curriculum should be stressed, along with a new emphasis on grammar instruction in order for students to produce clear, concise and articulate thoughts.
Doughty, Maryellen and Nerney, Margaret, "College Readiness in Writing" (2011). M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership Research Projects. 87.