Master of Arts in English Plan II Graduate Projects


This portfolio explores several major areas of education related to English teaching. A major research essay, “Incomplete Instructions: Building the Future of Technical Writing in Ohio Education”, explores the current situation and prospective future of technical writing in the state of Ohio’s education system. Also, a reflective essay, Reflective Narrative: My Journey as a Student and My Map for Teaching”, explores the many elements of teaching philosophy with particular attention to English teaching. Another research essay, “Meaningful Revision: Revise for a Day, Teach Revision for a Lifetime”, explores the function of revision and offers suggestions for increasing the meaningfulness of feedback on writing assignments. Finally, a critical essay, “The Illusions of Illiteracy: Can We Learn to Read All Literature?”, examines the place of literature and the ability to expand our definitions of literature in education and our lives. Ultimately, each piece of the portfolio seeks to help instructors tackle modern challenges to provide a better educational experience for students. Additionally, educators will find multiple solutions and resources to help solve many of the challenges explored in each portfolio piece.

Keywords: education, teaching, revision, composition, technical writing, literature


English Teaching

First reader

Dr. Heather Jordan

Second reader

Ms. Kimberly Spallinger

Publication Date

Summer 8-11-2019