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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Susan Barduhn


How and what do students in EN 220, Writing for Teachers class, think when they write? This paper examines students' understanding of the differences between oral and written discourse, students' thought processes and how the processes correlate to their writing. The data were collected through actual classroom observations, surveys and two essays one written before the class and one at the end of the semester. How and what Micronesian students think links to how and what they write. Understanding how and what students think can help teachers in the Micronesian context develop and implement preventive teaching strategies for students to keep their mistakes from becoming errors.


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