Academic Entitlement, Grit, and Students’ Perceptions of the Importance of Writing

Employers consider written communication a fundamental skill necessary for success in the workplace (NACE, 2015). Similarly, psychology educators have positioned effective writing as one of the primary learning goals for undergraduate psychology majors (APA, 2013). Although there is some evidence that students may recognize the importance of writing (Miller & Carducci, 2015), students, like many people, have misconceptions about the strategies that lead to learning (Brown, Roediger, & McDaniel, 2014). Furthermore, certain individual differences may relate to students’ preferences regarding the course components that lead to the development of effective written communication skills. In the current study, we examined how the constructs of student academic entitlement and grit related to their perceptions of the importance of writing skills and their views of courses that include various writing requirements.

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4:00pm to 5:30pm

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Teaching and Learning Presentations

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SETOP 2017