Kent’s Research on Athlete Journal Writing Featured in BDN

Richard Kent, an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Maine, was the focus of the Bangor Daily News article, “UMaine professor helps athletes become students of the game through writing.” Kent has spent 10 years analyzing how writing about experiences can enhance athletes’ understanding of the sport and improve their performance and self-confidence, according to the article. “What it does is it makes the athlete stop, think, reflect, and really helps him move toward being a student of the game,” he said, adding using team notebooks, journals or training logs help athletes become more self-aware and mentally sharp.