On-going Projects

Leveraging Linguistic Analysis to Improve Undergraduate Student Writing

Grant recipient: Heather Bliss

Project team: Lucas Chambers and Kelli Finney

The Linguistics Department Writing Centre (LDWC) is a resource that is available to all undergraduate students in linguistics courses, and since its inception in Fall 2018, it has seen between 25 to 100 visitors per semester. The majority of students who visit the LDWC are enrolled in W courses (LING 282W and LING 309W), but students from other linguistics courses with writing assignments also visit.

The broad objective of this project is to develop resources for use in the LDWC that will be of benefit to all LDWC visitors. However, to develop these resources, we will be collecting and analyzing writing samples of students in LING 282W in Spring 2020. In phase 2 of the project, we will evaluate the resources with students from LING 282W, and eventually, we hope to integrate the resources into the LING 282W curriculum.

For more information about the project, click here.