Category Archives: Research

A Note on College Retention: Thinking and Writing in the First Year

The Thinking and Writing course has been among the most successful initiatives at Keene State College. The course has challenged faculty to re-examine their assumptions about the expectations of lower-division courses; it has raised academic expectations for students in the … Continue reading

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Writing and Integrative Studies

Faculty teaching thinking and Writing have asked whether we have any information about how Keene State College students are doing as writers once they move beyond the first year course. A report on writing assessment released in the fall of … Continue reading

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Quantitative Literacy and Writing

Nathan Grawe will visit Keene State College Many sections of Thinking and Writing are taught from disciplinary perspectives (or draw on disciplinary methods) that require quantitative skills. Dr. Nathan Grawe’s visit will include talks that address the use of quantitative … Continue reading

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Cognitive Research and Writing

The Keene State College Writing Task Force will sponsor a presentation by Dr. Ronald T. Kellogg on Thursday 29 April at 7PM. His talk will address what recent neuroimaging of the human brain might tell us about the cognitive processes … Continue reading

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Sommers and Saltz on Writing the First Year

Longitudinal studies of student writers offer a broader perspective on the principles and practices of the Thinking and Writing course at Keene State College. Many of our experiences with student writers, and our approaches to the teaching of college-level writing, … Continue reading

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