Yim Wins Peer Choice Award in Three-Minute Thesis Competition

Posted on 4/25/22 11:12 AM

Andrew Yim, second-year Composition and Applied Linguistics PhD student and assistant director of the Jones White Writing Center, has been selected as the Peer Choice winner in the 2022 Three-Minute Thesis competition. 

The 3MT competition is an event for graduate-level students to present their original research to a panel of judges. Participants are permitted one static slide as a visual aid and three minutes to share their scholarly findings with the panel. The 3MT competition is part of IUP's annual Scholars Forum event that is held during Research Appreciation Week

Yim's presentation, "How Multilingual and Second Language (L2) Students' Self-Sponsored and Everyday Writing Practices Affect Their Writing Development Inside and Outside a First-Year Writing Classroom," explores how L2 students' writing practices outside of an academic classroom affect their writing abilities inside and independent of a classroom setting. He spoke about the necessity to conduct such a study and possible methodology when collecting this data. Yim aspires to successfully defend his dissertation in the summer of 2024.