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dc.contributor.authorElander, James
dc.contributor.authorWestrup, Rebecca
dc.contributor.authorCaldwell, Teresa
dc.contributor.authorFoxcroft, Angela
dc.contributor.authorNorton, Lin
dc.contributor.authorCrooks, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorWardley, Karen
dc.identifier.citationElander, J., Westrup, R., Calwell, T. F., Foxcroft, A., Norton, L., Crooks, S. & Wardley, K. (2011). 'Development and evaluation of student transition writing mentoring'. In C. Rust (Ed.). 'Proceedings of the 2010 conference of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and the 18th International Symposium of the Improving Student Learning Society'. Oxford: Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development, pp. 63-77.en_US
dc.description.abstractFlying Start, an inter-institutional NTFS project, developed and evaluated programmes in which university students mentored A-level and other pre-university students in academic writing. Feedback showed that the pre-university mentees found the mentors easy to talk to and believed the programme would help them write better at university. Focus groups revealed that mentees would have liked better preparation for the programmes; that interpersonal mentor-mentee interactions affected both sets of students’ experiences; and that mentees valued working with mentors on the aspects of writing that were programme targets. Before-and-after measures showed limited changes in approaches to learning, no changes in understanding of the core criteria for university writing, but small improvements in quality of writing. The evaluation provides the basis for recommendations about wider use of pre-university interventions in academic writing, and about ways the approach could be adapted for different settings.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was part of the Flying Start programme, funded by a National Teaching Fellowship Project grant awarded to Lin Norton and James Elander.en_US
dc.publisherOxford Centre for Staff and Learning Developmenten_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International*
dc.subjectStudent mentoringen_US
dc.subjectAcademic writingen_US
dc.subjectApproaches to learningen_US
dc.titleDevelopment and evaluation of student transition writing mentoringen_US
dc.typeBook chapteren_US
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentLiverpool Hope Universityen_US

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