Transitions to College Writing

New students have the opportunity to begin thinking about how they will be transferring their writing knowledge from high school to college.

Tell us about yourself

Rather than make assumptions about what you learned about writing before New College, we want you to tell us yourselves!

We are interested in hearing from incoming first year students about your relationship with writing, your own writing processes, and your writing in high school.

We will use what you tell us to better design and/or recommend courses and programs that will help you take what you already know about writing and apply, adapt, or repurpose that knowledge for the New College context.

To participate in this study, you will be asked to:

  • Complete an anonymous survey.
  • Read one short but highly entertaining article we provide and participate in an online discussion with other incoming NCF students.
  • Create an e-portfolio (easy, we promise) in Canvas and upload one or more pieces of high school writing

The whole study will take you no longer than a few hours to complete, and you will have until Aug. 24, 2016 to do so.

Why Participate?

We want to give our new students the opportunity to begin thinking about how you will be transferring your writing knowledge from high school to college. Even better, by participating in the online discussion, you will be able to get to know some of your classmates and a few charming Student Writing Assistants from the Writing Resource Center before you arrive on campus. The Director of Writing will also be throwing a Thank You Event at the end of orientation week for all who participate!

Get Started!

All you need to get started can be found on our Canvas “course” called “Class of 2016 Writing Study”.

Simply log into Canvas using your NCF account login or log in from the community page and click the Canvas icon. You should automatically be enrolled!

We look forward to hearing from our new [New] students!
If you have any questions, let us know!

Dr. Jennifer Wells, Director of Writing – jwells@ncf.edu
Alexandra Maass, Assistant Director of Writing – amaass@ncf.edu