Christy Desmet's research while affiliated with University of Georgia and other places

Publications (4)

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This study describes a collaborative research project between two composition instructors and two librarians that analyzed citation patterns among students in the First-year Composition Program at the University of Georgia. Built upon earlier bibliometric studies, this study seeks not only to examine a large data set of citations--larger than was p...
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Does revision of graded essays for an electronic portfolio improve First-Year Composition students’ scores from anonymous raters? In a sample of 450 paired essays, 46 percent improved by one or more points on a six-point scale, 28 percent remained the same, and 26 percent declined by one or more points.
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Does revision of graded essays for an electronic protfolio improve First-Year Composition students' scores from anonymous raters? In a sample of 450 paired essays, 46 percent improved by one or more points on a six-point scale, 28 percent remained the same, and 26 percent declined by one or more points.
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This article describes the first two years of a project based in the English department at the University of Georgia, and titled , an Electronic Markup and Management Application. The article discusses the ways in which this project enables the development, management, and evaluation of archived portfolios of student writing. An overview of the dev...

Citations

... In this way, learners are "co-constructors of assessment information" (Sanford, Hopper, & Fisher, 2014, p.73), actively negotiating their learning and assessing their progress, a skill that contributes to more independent, committed (p.78), and sustained learning habits. Also, as Desmet, Miller, Griffin, and Balthazor (2008) point out, "reflection is both process and product" (p. 19). ...
... These results did not support our hypothesis that specialized information literacy training would increase the extent of students' information use. This finding aligned with some previous studies, which reported that classes that received library instruction often cited nearly the same number of citations as classes that did not receive library instruction [46]. This finding suggests that for instructors who are looking to increase the extent of information that students cite, training on the importance of citations for establishing credibility may not be enough; rather, assignment descriptions that explicitly require the inclusion of a specific number of references may be necessary to direct student behaviors [47]. ...
... In conformity with W3C standard on XML tags for multimodal applications, we use EMMA notation [38]. EMMA is a generic tagging language for multimodal annotation. ...