Date of Award

2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Writing

Department

Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences

Advisor

Shanti Bruce

Committee Member

Allison Brimmer

Abstract

While attitudes are difficult to assess, a qualitative research study can produce results to give insight into how a student feels a writing center has improved his or her confidence and attitude towards writing. This study reviews the minimal discussion of students‟ attitudes towards writing in past and current writing center research and builds upon the conversation by following three students‟ journeys in the writing center and discussing whether their experiences with the tutors has improved their attitudes about writing.

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