Students' Perceptions of the Value of a Self-Study Writing Assignment


The purpose of this study was to examine students' perceptions of a self-study assignment, a requirement for a life-span human development course. A survey assessing attitudes regarding the value of the writing assignment was completed by 278 students. Results suggested that students had an overall positive evaluation of the assignment. The majority of students indicated that the assignment increased their self understanding, understanding of course concepts, and their ability to apply those concepts. Students believed the assignment made the course more meaningful. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR] Copyright of Journal of Instructional Psychology is the property of Educational Innovations and its content may not be copied or emailed to multiple sites or posted to a listserv without the copyright holder's express written permission. However, users may print, download, or email articles for individual use. This abstract may be abridged. No warranty is given about the accuracy of the copy. Users should refer to the original published version of the material for the full abstract. (Copyright applies to all Abstracts.)


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Journal of Instructional Psychology