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High School Writing Centers
An analysis of whether high school writing centers can better prepare students for college.
# 95446 | 2,013 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2007 | US

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This paper discusses high school writing centers and how they benefit students for when they enter college. The paper focuses on how improved high school writing centers can benefit students by providing them with a better knowledge of how to write college-level papers and by assisting them in exploring their own writing abilities.

From the Paper:

"Can we use High School writing centers to better prepare students for college? Too often students are considerably under prepared when they enter college. In English 1101 at Kennesaw State University, students learn to write at a college level. This KSU Course Description details it as "Designed to teach principles of good writing. Attention to grammar, sentences, punctuation, diction, mechanics and major forms of discourse. Themes, parallel readings, and a short documented essay required." (354) Other universities have similar courses for first time college students. The question is whether or not this course is truly effective or whether it might be too late to start trying to get students motivated to better their writing skills. High school writing centers offer many advantages to students, including getting a jump-start on improving students writing abilities. Writing centers need to become more common in high schools, to not only give secondary schools' students the extra help in writing they need, but to create a network that is beneficial on a number of levels."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Ashley, H. M., and Lisa Kay Shafer. "Writing Zones 12.5: Regarding the High School Writing Center as a Gateway to College." The Clearing House 80 (2006): 83-85. EBSCO host Research Databases. 25 Mar. 2007 <http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/detail?vid=7&hid=114&sid=97b4ee52-32f0-4edc-98b4-fa7eb873c787%40sessionmgr104>.
  • Barnett, Robert. "Collaboratively Establishing High School Writing Centers in Flint, Michigan, to Support the Improvement of Students' Writing Skills." The Clearing House 80 (2006): 80-82. EBSCO Host Research Databases. 25 Mar. 2007.
  • "Course Description." Kennesaw State University: 354. 01 Apr. 2007 <http://http://www.kennesaw.edu/academicaffairs/acadpubs/06-07ucat_fall06_updates/y.courses.pdf>.
  • Hazard, Laurie L., and Jean-Paul Nadeau. "What Does It Mean to Be "College-Ready"?" New England Board of Higher Education 20.4 (2006): 18. 02 Apr. 2007 <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=19637824&site=ehost-live>.
  • Mullin, Joan A., and Pamela B. Childers. "The Natural Connection: the WAC Program and the High School Writing Center." Clearing House 69.1 (1995): 24. Academic Search Premier. EBSCO. 01 Apr. 2007 <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=9512033311&site=ehost-live>.

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