Title

Student Writing: How High School Students Create Flow

Date

5-31-2018 1:00 PM

End Time

31-5-2018 3:00 PM

Location

WUC Summit

Session Chair

AES Team

Session Title

Afternoon Multidisciplinary poster Session

Presentation Type

Poster session

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Cornelia Paraskevas

Abstract

This project focuses on the thematic structure and flow of AP Literature and Composition essays in order to better understand how high school students write successful AP essays. The project first gives detailed background on the concepts of thematic structure and syntactic flow. These concepts are then applied to primary sources—essays from the AP Literature and Composition exam with varying scores from several different years of the AP test. Analysis of data reveals that students with a better understanding and control of thematic structure earn higher grades on their AP essays. The project includes a pedagogical application that presents a lesson plan to help students understand how they improve the syntactic flow in their texts by using thematic structure.

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May 31st, 1:00 PM May 31st, 3:00 PM

Student Writing: How High School Students Create Flow

WUC Summit

This project focuses on the thematic structure and flow of AP Literature and Composition essays in order to better understand how high school students write successful AP essays. The project first gives detailed background on the concepts of thematic structure and syntactic flow. These concepts are then applied to primary sources—essays from the AP Literature and Composition exam with varying scores from several different years of the AP test. Analysis of data reveals that students with a better understanding and control of thematic structure earn higher grades on their AP essays. The project includes a pedagogical application that presents a lesson plan to help students understand how they improve the syntactic flow in their texts by using thematic structure.