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.