Humanities & Communication
This article evaluates the use of biweekly deadlines called “Sprints” to scaffold the development of conference papers in graduate-level courses in econometric modeling and electrical engineering through analysis of faculty assessment reports, observation notes, and transcripts of two audio-recorded class sessions. Data were analyzed to identify Tardy’s (2009) four dimensions of genre knowledge: subject-matter, rhetorical, process, and formal knowledge. We found that Sprints provide consistent opportunities for students to provide and receive helpful formative feedback that builds disciplinary genre knowledge in each of the four dimensions. We conclude by recommending strategies for maximizing Sprints’ benefits while minimizing potential drawbacks in graduate courses across disciplines.
Across the Discplines
Scholarly Commons Citation
Ives, L., Gokhale, J., Barott, W. C., & Perez, M. V. (2019). Sprinting Toward Genre Knowledge: Scaffolding Graduate Student Communication Through "Sprints" in Finance and Engineering Courses. Across the Discplines, 16(2). Retrieved from https://commons.erau.edu/publication/1283