one of his classmates. In a matter of months, Jamie's work improved significantly. He learned about ideas mapping, the 5 W's, using adjectives and details to expand thoughts, revising, and basic editing. He performed very well on a variety of sentence recognition exercises, always trying to transfer that knowledge to his writing. Jamie reflected on and tracked his progress by keeping samples of his work in his portfolio. One of his later writing assignments was 29 lines long, compared to his first at six. Jamie and his instructor also met formally on a one-to-one basis to review his work for the month and do a program evaluation. This helped him reflect further on his progress and focus on new goals and challenges. Since then, his instructor has developed a list of eight questions to help guide this process.
In four months Jamie made tremendous strides in writing and was able to demonstrate the desired learning outcome (Write clearly to express ideas). Based on this demonstration and a more general test to determine his readiness for OBS Level 2, Jamie was accepted in OBS Level 2 where he is currently doing very well.
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