Hello! I am a 37 year old mother of two earning my master's degree in distance education. I am working on my last research paper about the need for online writing centers and workshops for all high school students in the country. I interviewed 15 online writing tutors (at my workplace: UMUC's Effective Writing Center) and I'm interviewing 15 high school teachers, and 15 high school students. The answers will be anonymous. This should take less than five minutes.
I need 10 more teachers and 13 more students to answer my questions and only have about two weeks left before I need to write the methodology section of my paper. Would any of you be willing to answer these and email them to me? firstname.lastname@example.org
I will paste both sets of questions and if any of you have sons or daughters in high school that could answer the student survey, I'd be so grateful!
High School Teachers
What kind of courses are you teaching?
What grade level?
What kind of school do you work at? (online, face-to-face, private, public, magnet, charter?)
What are the top three essay writing struggles students have?
Does your school have a writing center? If so, is it face-to-face or online?
Are students offered asynchronous online writing workshops to help with specific writing assignments online by a tutor and if so, please explain.
If students are not offered online writing workshops to help with specific writing assignments, is that something you would find beneficial to them? If yes, why?
How often do students ask you for help with their writing?
How often do students come to you for clarification or understanding about a writing assignment?
In your experience, do you notice students experiencing anxiety about writing assignments? If so, how are they handling that?
High School Students
What are your top three essay writing struggles?
What type of writing support is offered at your school? Please explain.
Are you offered writing support online?
If you are not offered online writing support by a tutor or online writing workshops, would you find this type of support useful? How so?
If you were offered online writing workshops with a writing tutor specifically geared towards an essay assignment you were already working on, would you take advantage of the free help? Why?
Do you sometimes find it difficult to ask a teacher for in-person writing help? If so, what is most difficult about it?
Do you ever feel confused about writing assignment directions? If so, what are some of the most confusing aspects of the directions given to you?
If you had access to 24/7 online help in order to understand writing assignment directions would you take advantage of it? If so, how often?
- Do you ever experience anxiety about a writing assignment? If so, what do you do to help ease that?