Denver professor uses grant money to study writing in high school, college

By Staff


Joanne Addison, associate professor of English at the University of Colorado Denver, and her colleague Sharon James McGee (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville) received a $25,000 grant from the National Council of Teachers of English/College Composition and Communication.

They wrote an article, "Writing in High School/Writing in College: Research Trends and Future Directions" for College Composition and Communication Vol. 62, No. 1 (September 2010). It is one of a number of conference presentations and upcoming publications to stem from this grant-funded research.

The article synthesizes and extends data from some of the most prominent and promising large-scale research projects in writing studies while also presenting results from the authors' own research. By juxtaposing these studies, the authors offer a complex understanding of writing practices at the high school and college level. Future directions are suggested in light of these research findings.