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"Freeing Students to Do Their Best": Examining Writing in First-Year Seminars.

@article{Thaiss2016FreeingST,
  title={"Freeing Students to Do Their Best": Examining Writing in First-Year Seminars.},
  author={Christopher J. Thaiss and Kara Moloney and Pearl Chaozon-Bauer},
  journal={Across the Disciplines},
  year={2016},
  volume={13}
}
First-Year Seminars (FYS) are among the high-impact practices described by AAC&U. We studied the long-standing First-Year Seminar Program at our public research university for the ways in which writing assignments—individualized for each seminar—help faculty and students achieve program objectives in critical and analytical thinking, the building of classroom community, and application of course themes to wider contexts. Data for our study came from existing survey results concerning student… 
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