Culminating Projects in English publishes work, primarily theses, conducted under the auspices of the graduate programs in English Studies, Rhetoric and Writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language offered through the Department of English.

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Culminating Projects from 2017

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Motivation Among Kazakhstani Undergraduate EFL Learners, Aizhan Arapova
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Identity Transformation in Saudi Male International University Students Studying in the United States, Askia N. Bilal
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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ESL Students’ Awareness of Plagiarism Avoidance, Angelica Carnero
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Do Mainstream Classroom Teachers Still Believe in the Myths about ESL?, Nickolas Castiglione
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Correlation of English Syntactic Awareness, Vocabulary and Verbal Working Memory and English Reading Comprehension in Second Language Learners, Megan Ceballos
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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She Can Do It: Messages of Female Empowerment in Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland and Roald Dahl’s Matilda, Megan Dickinson
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Reading and the Response Towards Unknown Single Words and Formulaic Sequences by English Second Language Learners, Deborah S. Dieterich
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Tense and Aspect Constructions Among Arabic L1 Learners of English, Phillip A. Klopfenstein
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Little Stars, Janice T. Lefebvre
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices: ESL Teachers’ Perceptions of Vocabulary Instruction, Danhua Lu
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Saudi Students’ Perception of Plagiarism, Mohammad M. Madkhali
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Blogging in Publishing: Best Practices for Establishing and Marketing Brands, Mara K. Martinson
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Ideological Interpretation and the Aesthetic Nature of Literature, Brian J. McCooley
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Writing to Be: Mindful Composition to Promote Writing Transfer, Mohammad A. Rahman
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Hello, Teacher: A Study on the Pedagogy of Forms of Address in the Intensive English Center, and the Proficiency and Confidence of Its Students, Christopher David Reigstad
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Implications for CALL: Teachers’ Perceptions and Use of CALL in the Classroom, Benjamin J. Stonehocker
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Long Road North, Quentin Super
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Peer Observation as a Tool for Professional Development, Mark A. Todd
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Inkle and Yarico / Sunday, Joanne Walen
English: English Studies: M.A. Starred Paper

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Monomaniacal Monstrosity in Hawthorne and Poe, Johnathan S. Woelfel
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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How Does the Use of Extensive Reading Compared to the Use of Intensive Reading Affect MAP Reading Scores in a Class of ESL Students?, Melissia B. Young
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2016

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Double Coda Devoicing in Western South Slavic Speakers’ Accented English, Martina Abat
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Saudi Students’ Motivation and Attitudes toward Learning English as a Second Language and Their Willingness to Invest in Learning It, Amirah Mohammed Alkaabi
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Role-playing Game Based Learning, EFL Curriculum, Michael J. Armstrong
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Queer(y)ing Consumerism: Butch Identity Expression and Consumer Culture, Kathleen M. Bradbury
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Effects of Study Abroad and Service-learning on Intercultural Competence, Alyson Brandell
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of the Different Perceptions of the Role and Traits of Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) in South Korea at the University Level, Alastair Brewer
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Fighting off the Virus: Cut-Ups, Composition, and the Inoculation of Student Writers, Joshua Chase
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Concern and Difficulties in a Rural District with a Low ELL Population, Rosa I. Christianson
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Application of Resolution Rules on phi-Features in L2 Compositions: Native Arabic Writers in an L2 English, Jon Cotner
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Teacher Development and Emotional Intelligence, Amy L. Dinkel-VanValkenburg
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Haunted By Gender: Teaching Gender Performance through Monstrosity in the Beowulf Manuscript/The New F Words: The Importance of Failure and Frustration in AP English Classrooms, Allison Harmer
English: Teacher Education: M.S. Starred Paper

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A Rhetorical Journey into Advocacy, Samuel T. Harvey
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Hagwons, Future Careers in TESL? A Qualitative Study about the Career Choices of the Multiple Year Private School English Teachers in South Korea, Meagan J. Henry
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Academic Discourse Socialization Through Oral Practices: The Negotiation of Participation and Identity Amongst University ESL Learners, Rebekah M. Holmes
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Using Journaling to Aid in Acquisition of Past Tense Verbs, Jan E. Keleny Ms
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Collective of Heroes: Arrow’s Move Toward a Posthuman Superhero Fantasy, Alyssa G. Kilbourn
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Spectacular Violence: The Affective Registers of Black Bodies’ Matter, Stephanie M. Lemmer
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Impacts of Homestay on Language Acquisition, Melissa J. Lewis
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Novice ESL Teacher and Culture in the Classroom: Understandings and Adaptations, Amy Lindquist
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Student Attitudes towards Peer Review in University Level English as a Second Language Writing Classes, Joan Lu
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of the L2 Motivational Self-System in an ESL Intensive Context Among Saudi Arabian Students, Abdulmajeed Madkhali
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Grammar of Articles use in Mozambican Portuguese-accented English, Felix Maielane Manganhela
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Doug Murray’s The ‘Nam: A Literary examination of the Traumatic Effects of War Told through Visual Literature, Andrew S. McNeil
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Dislocation, Fredrick Miller
English: English Studies: M.A. Creative Work

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Home Away From Home: Language and Identity Reconstruction Through The Experiences of Somali-American Diaspora Returning to their Country of Origin, Shukria Barre Omar
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Seven-year Analysis of EL Achievement at a Minnesota High School, Lisa M. Perbix
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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What do Somali Students, Parents and Non-ELL Teachers Expect from Each Other?, Edle B. Sanwa
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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A Medievalist Point of View on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire: Power and Women: An Examination of Daenerys Targaryen, Jay A. Schroeder Jr.
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Personal Experiences of Latin American Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, Kelli Straley
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Hmong Bilingual Paraprofessionals in the Mainstream Classroom, Douchi Yang
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2015

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Middle School Girls and the Gender Stereotypes We Teach Them: Can Girls be Saved by Proper Pedagogy and The Hunger Games?, Jacqueline J. Alderman
English: Teacher Education: M.S. Thesis

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Barriers and Facilitators for Faculty, Staff and Students in the Implementation of an International Student Program at a Rural Community College, Margaret J. Blistain
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Second Language Learners' Recognition and Production of Conventional Expressions: The Role of Proficiency, Length of Stay, and Intensity of Interaction, Amanda Jo DeBoer
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Effect of Visual Cues in Listening Comprehension: Pedagogical Implications for Non-Native Speakers of English, Soraya Folley
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Women Love Horror, Too: Film Adaptation of Pet Sematary Suggests Why More Women Should Get a Chance to Scare Us, Emily Forsberg Bouts
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Arabic ELLS’ Attitude toward Phrasal Verbs, Mohammad Saleh Gandorah
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Gamification and Implications for Second Language Education: A Meta Analysis, Christopher M. Garland
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Underlying Components that Influence Reading Comprehension for English as a Second Language Learners, Rongqian Geng
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Paper Based Testing vs. Mobile Device Based Testing in an EFL Environment: What’s the Difference?, Austen M. Gordon
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Navigating the Food Blogosphere: Finding a Place for Feminism in a Highly Feminized Blogosphere, Jenna N. Hanson
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Verbal and Gestural Recasts Impact on L2 Development, Xiao Han
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Signal Boost!: Hashtags as Performative Writing and Social Action, Leah Louise Heilig
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Cultural Identity and the Challenges International Students Encounter, Zeynab Jibreel
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Using the iPod Touch to Increase Reading Test Scores in EL Students, Sarah J. Klinnert
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Effect of Personalized Vocabulary Plans on Learner Autonomy in L2 Vocabulary Learning, Theresa M. Koller
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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An Investigation into the impact of native English speakers on Korean English Teachers, Dan Kopperud
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Rhetoric and Style of Rights of Nature Advocates, Paul Samuel Lawrence
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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Comparative study of Foreign Language Anxiety in Korean and Chinese Students, Kevin Manley
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Transforming Identity from L1 to L2, while Studying Abroad in the U.S.: What Changes are There?, Hwakyun Mok
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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American Exceptionalism and The No-Stakes Apocalypse in American Comic Books / Growing Perspectives: A Close Reading of Provincialism in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Seth D. Naslund
English: English Studies: M.A. Starred Paper

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Getting On Board: Investigating the Opinions and Attitudes of ESL Teachers on the Use of Interactive Whiteboards in the ESL Classroom, Casey M. O’Donnell
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Second Language Model Programming: An Examination of Co-Teaching and Pull-Out Instruction / Assessment of Second-Language Learners: An Examination of Current Assessment Practice, Amanda M. Pearson
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Starred Paper

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A Study on How Home Environment Influences Adolescent L2 Learners of English in Bangladesh, Mohammad Anisur Rahman
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Relationship between English Speaking and Writing Proficiency and Its Implications for Instruction, Pamela Rausch
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Finding Courage in Unlikely Places: Processing War in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, Christopher D. Reigstad
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Teaching English Idioms to L2 Learners: ESL Teachers’ Perspective, Weam Mansoor Rizq
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Behind the Scenes, Outside the Lines, and Under the Surface of a Large-Scale Mobile Collaborative Language Learning Project at a South Korean Institution, Jared B. Sandler
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Shades of True Womanhood for Slave Women in Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Sarah Esther Stewart
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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A Study of Second Language Identity and Motivation among Undergraduates in Sri Lankan Universities, Warshani Himanshi Pilimatalawwe Wijeratne
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Dictionary Use and Preferences of L2 English Learners in an Intensive English Context, Lori A. Wolter
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Victim to Perpetrator: Reading Trauma in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus / Change, Tamara Kimberly Wudinich
English: English Studies: M.A. Starred Paper

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The Impact of Meditation on Student Writing in an Intensive English Context, Nicole E. Wurdak
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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East to West, are Chinese Students Willing to Communicate? A Mixed-method Study about Chinese Students' Willingness to Communicate, Chengying Yang
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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The Effect and Importance of Authentic Language Exposure in Improving Listening Comprehension, Mengmei Yin
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Implementation of Extensive Reading in a Regular Korean High School Context, Jong-hee Youn
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2014

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Poetic Research in the Second Language Classroom, Carter L. Clapsadle
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Benefits of Multi-Modal Pedagogies in First-Year Composition Classrooms, J. Corey Fitzgerald
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

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The Acoustic Correlates of Stress-Shifting Suffices in Native and Nonnative English, Paul R. Keyworth
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

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Fruitful Futility: Land, Body, and Fate in Ellen Glasgow's Barren Ground, Katelin R. Moquin
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

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Personality and Advertising Appeals: A New Look on the Utility of Need for Cognition, Jason Chew Kit Tham
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Power and the Platform: A Phenomenological Approach to Understanding Rhetoric and Politics in Composition Massive Open Online Courses, Jason Chew Kit Tham
English: Rhetoric and Writing: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2011

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Diary of a Downfall, Christa J. Theilen
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2005

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Sing a Song o' Syntax, Rhoda J. Fagerland
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 2001

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Practical Classroom Strategies for Mainstream Teachers to Use with LEP Studetns, Elizabeth A. Wilson
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 1995

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The Emergence of Voice and Identity in the Context of the Neocolonial Experience: The Writings of Jamaica Kincaid, Kirstin Ruth Bratt
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 1992

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An Exploration of Voice and Verse: The Poetry of Mary Barnard, Molly O'Hara Ewing
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis

Culminating Projects from 1988

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Analysis of the Discourse Between a Tutor and a Second Language Learner: A Joint Decoding Task, Nancy L. Eder
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Starred Paper

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The Teacher As Revolutionary: Paolo Freire, Nancy L. Eder
English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A. Starred Paper

Culminating Projects from 1977

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Hunter S. Thompson: Moralist or Second-Rate Accountant, Charles W. Seefeldt
English: English Studies: M.A. Thesis