Date of Award
Thesis - NSU Access Only
Master of Science
Center for the Advancement of Education
Post-Secondary Education, Secondary Education, Leaming Styles, Writing, Writing Styles, Individual Type Preferences
The target group for this practicum was 17 community college students. The problem for this practicum is that many students are unable to communicate through writing due to a lack of ability to stay on task or grasp the writing process, resulting in low final grade scores for those students. The solution strategy, a unique approach entitled "Type" Writing," involved pre- and post-surveys with classroom methods and writing assignments keyed to the learning types of the students as identified using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. The students who completed the program experienced improved writing skill growth as shown by pre- and post-writing surveys and increased writing awareness as shown by pre- and post-writing-awareness surveys. While pre-test showed that writing skill readiness would have earned 100 per cent of the target group a failing grade, post-test demonstrated that all 17 students in the target group could earn grades of C or above.