Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Food Sciences, Health, and Nutrition, clip 5 of 13

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2015
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Place-based WAC/WID Hui
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Brief excerpt from interview: I think having to write the journal articles after you did the work was successful, because you were able to remember what you had done and give an accurate description. We did not have much collaboration, but when we met in class we would sit in a circle and everyone would share what they had been doing, to see where everybody else was at. Otherwise, it would have been a little daunting, given an assignment but you don't know what everybody else is doing. It helped to keep you on track... It was different [from traditional papers], but in the end it was easier to write and I felt more comfortable with the end product because basically, I am the textbook. I'm the one writing it... I think [success for the course was] having us feel like whatever placement we did was really gonna supplement our future, reflecting that through the writing, because what [the instructor was] hoping to get out of it is that we all feel comfortable going into whatever our professional future may be, having had this experience and feeling more prepared for it. So I think for her, a reflection that shows that you felt it was valuable towards your future was what she would define as success... My major is so specified... that other coursework was part of it... I had attended programs, become an educator, and got to put that on my resume... I wrote my resume before we went through it in class... I had already written a resume... Someone from Career Services came into our class several times... resume... cover letters... how to interview... I did edit my resume, we were supposed to supply and edit a draft... It did really help me to write a resume, because it was the first time I had written a formal one.
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This item includes a segment of a student interview in a Writing Intensive course in Food Sciences, Health, and Nutrition at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. The interview was conducted in 2014, and in this clip the interviewee is responding to the question 'What elements of your writing performances would you identify as strong or successful, and why? What defines success for you? What do you think determines success for this instructor?'
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place-based writing, writing across the curriculum, writing in the disciplines, Writing Intensive courses, scholarship of teaching and learning, writing pedagogy, general education requirements, identity, socialization, kind of learning, educational context, journaling, memory, pre-professional class discussions, writing about self, fieldwork, writing from personal experience, successful writing, journal writing, pre-professionalism, successful writing, resume
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Jimenez, Elizabeth. 'Student interview for Place-Based WAC/WID writing instruction in Food Sciences, Health, and Nutrition, clip 5 of 13.' Interview with Jim Henry. Scholarspace. Sep. 2015. Web.
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