Sensing and intutitive preferences : a stylistic analysis of first year composition student writing

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dc.contributor.advisor Papper, Carole C. en_US Caswell, Nicole I. en_US 2011-06-03T19:41:37Z 2011-06-03T19:41:37Z 2008 en_US 2008
dc.identifier LD2489.Z72 2008 .C37 en_US
dc.description.abstract Research in psychological type theory – especially that done by Jensen and DiTiberio on type and composition – has offered writing teachers another way to understand the different writing processes of their students. One aspect of composition that has not been researched with regard to psychological type theory is the writing style of students. This study proposes a relationship between psychological type theory (specifically the sensing and intuition continuum) and the writing styles of First Year Composition students. Seventy-two students participated in the study, taking the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) and submitting their diagnostic essays to be analyzed using Corbett's stylistic analysis. The results suggest a relationship between writing style and personality type that teachers can use to tailor lesson plans for students (in areas such as revision and audience awareness) to increase student growth.
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent iv, 86 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Senses and sensation. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Intuition. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Authorship -- Psychological aspects. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Literary style. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.title Sensing and intutitive preferences : a stylistic analysis of first year composition student writing en_US Thesis (M.A.)
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