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Danley, Hassell, Kavan, & Turner / Journal of Student Success and Retention / October 2019
Student success in college requires the ability to write at the college level, and to this end the focus of the co-requisite learning support to Freshman English at Tennessee State University has been on assisting students in building skills in English composition and promoting their engagement and persistence. This article details a pilot English learning support curriculum that focuses on finding and composing scholarship and internship applications. By integrating scholarship applications into English learning support, the curriculum provides students a robust and authentic context for building all aspects of their writing. The scholarship curriculum incorporates growth mindset in its use of strategies and collaboration, as well as Universal Design for Learning in its use of choices and transference.