Johnny Still Can't Write, Even if He Goes to College: A Study of Writing Proficiency in Higher Education Graduate Students

  • Jill Singleton-Jackson University of Windsor
  • D. Barry Lumsden Texas A & M University
  • Ron Newsom University of North Texas

Abstract

This study explored the extent to which graduate students enrolled in Higher Education courses were proficient at writing. A total sample size of 97 graduate students from programs of Higher Education served as the sample. To assess writing proficiency the SAT II: Writing Test, Part B was used. The graduate students in this sample did not score significantly higher on the SAT II: Writing Test, Part B than the typical high school senior whose scores enter into the norm group.

Author Biographies

Jill Singleton-Jackson, University of Windsor
Dr. Singleton Jackson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Windsor in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. She is the coordinator of the Foundations of Academic Writing courses for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
D. Barry Lumsden, Texas A & M University
Dr. Barry Lumsden is retired from the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas. He is currently a Senior Research Fellow at Texas A&M University and Editor-in-Chief of the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Educational Gerontology, and Christian Higher Educator. He is a National Faculty Development Leader on non-fiction scholarly writing and publishing.
Ron Newsom, University of North Texas
Ron Newsom serves as Associate Professor and Assistant Chair of the Department of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas.
Published
2009-11-17
How to Cite
Singleton-Jackson, J., Lumsden, D., & Newsom, R. (2009). Johnny Still Can’t Write, Even if He Goes to College: A Study of Writing Proficiency in Higher Education Graduate Students. Current Issues in Education, 12. Retrieved from https://cie.asu.edu/ojs/index.php/cieatasu/article/view/45
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