Through Reflective Lenses: Enhancing Students Perceptions of Their Media Writing Skills Academic Article uri icon


  • Many national reports have documented students writing deficiencies and the need to develop rigorous writing curricula that moves the needle forward in training young professionals to write. The quasi-experimental study described herein explains the effect reflection had on journalistic writing students media writing self-perception scores. We found that students who participated in metacognitive reflection exercises after each major journalistic writing assignment scored significantly higher on the writing self-efficacy construct and the overall media writing self-perceptions scale. Reflection was one way the students in the study began to perceive themselves as media writers and transform from novices to professionals.

published proceedings

  • Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
  • Journalism & Mass Communication Educator

altmetric score

  • 7.58

author list (cited authors)

  • Leggette, H. R., Redwine, T., & Busick, B.

citation count

  • 3

complete list of authors

  • Leggette, Holli R||Redwine, Tobin||Busick, Brytann

publication date

  • June 2019