Male Student Writers as Speaking Grotesque Bodies: A Study of Male Student Writer Identity

Male Student Writers as Speaking Grotesque Bodies: A Study of Male Student Writer Identity

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Writing well is essential for participation in today's increasingly service-oriented economy, and national writing assessments show one rarely studied group is failing to write proficiently: male student writers in higher education. Across all economic, racial, and language groups, male students' underachievement in writing is at its most profound as they enter college (Hillocks, 2006).Henrya#39;s early high school writing experiences found him writing essays (aquot;If we had to write about a political issue wea#39;d probably have to pick a political issue ... considered effective (aquot;dona#39;t let the essay drag on, aquot; aquot;just. . .grab the readera#39;s attention, aquot; etc.). ... As he shares, in one instance he was writing scholarship essays.


Title:Male Student Writers as Speaking Grotesque Bodies: A Study of Male Student Writer Identity
Author: Thomas Lawlor Friedrich
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008
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