Putting the "I" in identity : first-year composition students' transition into college writing

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dc.contributor.advisor Grutsch McKinney, Jackie
dc.contributor.author Greene, Katherine Theresa
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-15T14:32:18Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-15T14:32:18Z
dc.date.created 2013-05-04
dc.date.issued 2013-05-04
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/197239
dc.description Access to thesis permanently restricted to Ball State community only. en_US
dc.description.abstract This research project surveyed and interviewed first-year composition (FYC) students and instructors to investigate students’ feelings about writing (self-efficacy) and how those feelings affected students’ work (motivation and procrastination). My results supported current research in that areas of self-efficacy, motivation, and procrastination, and provided further evidence of connections between students’ self-efficacy and their motivation and procrastination, which are concerns in FYC classrooms. Bad writing habits, such as procrastination, can cripple students deep into their college and professional careers. Therefore, students’ feelings about writing are critical during their transition into college writing and success beyond FYC courses. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Rhetoric.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Attitudes.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Psychology.
dc.title Putting the "I" in identity : first-year composition students' transition into college writing en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs.
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1718259


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    Research papers submitted to the Graduate School by Ball State University master's degree candidates in partial fulfillment of degree requirements.

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