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Rhetoric associates in natural resources: Influences on undergraduate education at Utah State University. Part II: Influences on student recipients and faculty
Natural Resources and Environmental Issues
  • Terry Sharik, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan
  • Mark Brunson, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan
  • Claudia Anderson, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan
  • Summer Kartchner, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan
  • Bowdie Pollock, Department of Forest Resources, Utah State University, Logan
  • Joyce Kinkead, Office of the Provost, Utah State University, Logan
Publication Date
1-1-2002
Abstract
Surveys of undergraduate students in the College of Natural Resources at Utah State University who were mentored by their fellow students in the Rhetoric Associates (RA) Program suggest improved writing and critical-thinking skills, students’ ability to take constructive criticism, and clarification of expectations of the course instructor. Surveys of faculty teaching courses to which RAs have been assigned indicate improved writing skills and greater focus on the content of written assignments, reduced demands on the instructor's time, increased satisfaction from working with talented undergraduate mentors, and benefits associated with RAs serving as mediators.
Citation Information
Terry Sharik, Mark Brunson, Claudia Anderson, Summer Kartchner, et al.. "Rhetoric associates in natural resources: Influences on undergraduate education at Utah State University. Part II: Influences on student recipients and faculty" (2002)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mark_brunson/8/