ERIC Number: ED037460
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Theory of Compositional Structure: Freshman Composition Curriculum Materials. Interim Report.
Rohrberger, Mary; Woods, Samuel H., Jr.
Combining literature and composition courses, this experimental program at Oklahoma State University attempted to develop composition skills utilizing literature as subject matter. Literary works, grading systems, and types of composition assignments differed between two randomly-chosen experimental classes, but teachers in both classes employed the Socratic teaching method, dealt with literature according to genre, and based composition assignments on classroom discussions of literature. It was recommended that this Experimental Literature-Composition Course be continued with more students in future semesters. (Background information on the students in the program and the semester's syllabi for both experimental classes--the bulk of the document--are provided.) (MF)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Research Foundation.