ERIC Number: ED210708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-31
Reference Count: 0
Writing After College: A Stratified Survey of the Writing of College-Trained People. Technical Report Number 1.
Faigley, Lester; And Others
This report contains the results of a study of the writing of college-trained personnel that examined: (1) the importance of their writing abilities in the world of work and in situations other than work, (2) the types of writing done on and off the job and the composing processes used, (3) the media college-trained people use for writing, and (4) the future writing needs of college-trained people. Following an introduction, the first section of the paper reviews existing surveys of the writing practices of college graduates. The second section reports the methodology and results of a survey of job related and unrelated writing of college-trained people, while the third section contains conclusions drawn about the writing of college graduates based on this survey and previous research and discusses the uses of writing in the near future. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
Identifiers: Writing Program Assessment Project
Note: Prepared through the Writing Program Assessment Project.