"I don't know what the heck he's saying!"

a case study of honors students' stances and approaches toward the great works

Jonathan Cisco

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Abstract

Students face challenging texts in higher education, from discipline-specific journal articles to great works of literature. Building on research in disciplinary literacy and academic literacies, this case study explores the various stances honors students take when reading challenging texts in a mid-western university’s distinguished humanities sequence. Through an analysis of student interviews, writing, and observations of expert lectures, this research found that honors students fell into one of three stances: Bottom Liners sought the essential meaning of a text, typically through online research; Researchers attempted to alleviate their difficulties by researching context; and Feelers attempted to emotionally connect with the texts’ authors. These findings help clarify how students work within various academic discourses in a single classroom environment.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventAmerican Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting: The Power of Education Research for Innovation in Practice and Policy - Philadelphia, United States
Duration: 3 Apr 20147 Apr 2014
http://www.aera.net/Events-Meetings/Annual-Meeting/Previous-Annual-Meetings/2014-Annual-Meeting (Conference website)

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ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting
Abbreviated titleAERA 20104
CountryUnited States
CityPhiladelphia
Period3/04/147/04/14
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Cisco, J. (2014). "I don't know what the heck he's saying!": a case study of honors students' stances and approaches toward the great works. Poster session presented at American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, United States.
Cisco, Jonathan. / "I don't know what the heck he's saying!" : a case study of honors students' stances and approaches toward the great works. Poster session presented at American Educational Research Association 2014 Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, United States.
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