ERIC Number: ED163513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Writing and Other Disciplines: Reaching Reluctant Learners.
Dorenkamp, Angela G.
Although traditional composition instruction has moved from an emphasis on skill practice for writing in other disciplines to an emphasis on writing as a personal communication process, the increasing demands for clear technical writing and the current attacks on jargon require that English departments further define and outline composition courses that stress personal written expression in clear, concise language. For an effective composition program that is respected as separate by other disciplines, the following are prerequisites: a professional writing teacher heads the program; a newsletter permits necessary communication with the other disciplines and serves as a teaching device; substantiated ideas provide the basis for the initial instruction; individualized instruction utilizes clear and simple prewriting and writing activities; and composition exercises are separate from all technical writing for other courses. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)