Humor as an Enhancement of Writing Motivation and Competence

Humor as an Enhancement of Writing Motivation and Competence

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ANCOVA analysis of the survey data lent support to the hypothesis that endogenous humor activities enhance writing motivation more than exogenous activities. The interviews, too, endorsed the use of humor, particularly endogenous humor, as helpful motivational embellishments in these writing classes. The survey results did not translate into higher essay scores, however.With Instructor Aa#39;s class, the researcher developed an endogenous activity to precede an essay involving the novel The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle. ... At the researchera#39;s request, Instructor A supplied a set of 11 summary statements of key events of the novel, so as to make sure ... was a game modeled after aquot;Wheel of Fortuneaquot; whose goal is to have students become familiar with key examples the novelanbsp;...

Title:Humor as an Enhancement of Writing Motivation and Competence
Author: Michael Cornelius Harnett
Publisher:ProQuest - 2007

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