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ERIC Number: ED020202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 185
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Reference Count: 0
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THEMES, THEORIES, AND THERAPY, THE TEACHING OF WRITING IN COLLEGE. THE REPORT OF THE DARTMOUTH STUDY OF STUDENT WRITING.
KITZHABER, ALBERT R.
A REPORT ON THE TEACHING OF WRITING IN COLLEGE CONSISTS OF BOTH A GENERAL SURVEY OF FRESHMAN ENGLISH COURSES IN A WIDE VARIETY OF AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS AND A SPECIFIC STUDY OF THE FRESHMAN ENGLISH PROGRAM AT DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. THE GENERAL SURVEY PROVIDES A DISCUSSION OF TYPES OF FRESHMAN COURSES, THE PRESENT STATE OF FRESHMAN COMPOSITION PROGRAMS AND THE PRESENT AND FUTURE TRENDS IN FRESHMAN ENGLISH. ALSO DISCUSSED ARE FACTORS AFFECTING THE QUALITY OF STUDENT WRITING AFTER THE FRESHMAN YEAR AND THE ATTEMPTS TO MAINTAIN "STUDENT LITERACY" AT DARTMOUTH AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS. SEVENTEEN RECOMMENDATIONS ON ADMINISTRATION, TEACHING, CURRICULUM, AND TEACHER PREPARATION ARE GIVEN, AS WELL AS FOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING WRITING AFTER THE FRESHMAN YEAR. THREE APPENDIXES INCLUDE A DISCUSSION ABOUT EXEMPTING STUDENTS FROM FRESHMAN ENGLISH, A BIBLIOGRAPHY FOR COMPOSITION TEACHERS, AND EXAMPLES OF TWO FAILING THEMES. THIS BOOK IS AVAILABLE ONLY IN PAPERBACK FOR $3.50 FROM MCGRAW-HILL BOOK COMPANY, 330 WEST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10017. (BN)
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Authoring Institution: Dartmouth Coll., Hanover, NH.
Identifiers: Dartmouth College NH; NEW HAMPSHIRE