ERIC Number: ED198509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Graduate Program in Reading that Helps Students Publish.
With the "publish or perish" atmosphere of graduate study, a student without a publications list has a difficult time in the job market. Graduate programs in reading should include coursework that will help students break into print. The content of such courses at Rutgers University (New Jersey) and at the University of Houston (Texas) have led to sizable percentages of students with published articles. These courses contained four basic components: (1) a survey of publications that carry professional articles about reading, and directories listing reading journals; (2) identification of the writer's area of expertise through vita writing; (3) organization, writing, and revision of the professional article; and (4) procedures for submitting the article to educational journals, including typing format and cover letter information. Professors who care about the ability of their doctoral students to obtain employment need to develop courses that offer these components for publishing so that doctoral students will be able to compete in the academic job market. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing for Publication
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference (30th, San Diego, CA, December 3-6, 1980).