Academic Year 2011-12

Thangi Appanah

How Self-Editing Improves the Writing Performance of Signing Adolescent Deaf Students.

This presentation discusses a study on the impact of student use of a rubric on the writing performance of adolescent deaf students whose primary language is ASL. Writing performance indicated that the rubric was most effective when students discussed the rubric with adults, and they also improved in the language used to describe their writing.

Thangi Appanah is a third year faculty member in the Department of Education. She obtained her doctorate at Central Connecticut State University in Educational Leadership. She also graduated with her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Gallaudet University. Her research interests are in the area of literacy.

Time: 4:00-5:30 PM
When: Thursday, October 27, 2011
Where: MLC B111 (the Library)
Interpreters & captioning will be provided.