The Four Myths of Writing: Changing Science and Engineering Students’ Preconceptions About Writing and Science

By Mya Poe and Shariann Lewitt.

Published by The Learner Collection

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Assessing student learning in "writing intensive" courses is often fraught with cross-disciplinary tensions. We discuss how such tensions resulted in a mixed-method study of student learning.

Keywords: Science, Technology, and Engineering Education, Assessment

International Journal of Learning, Volume 12, Issue 8, pp.57-62. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 823.877KB).

Mya Poe

Mya Poe is a Lead Lecturer in Scientific and Technical Writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT she has helped direct various assessment projects, including the freshman essay evaluation and iMOAT online essay evaluation. Previously, she was a Research Associate for Assessment at the Office of Academic Planning and Assessment, University of Massachusetts, where she helped conduct educational assessment research.

Shariann Lewitt

Shariann Lewitt is a Lecturer in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies at MIT.


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