ERIC Number: ED221864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-27
Reference Count: 0
Composition Courses in Spanish: Revolution or Reform?
Bou, Myrsa Landron
Because of the pressures of modernization and other cultural factors, freshmen students at the University of the Sacred Heart in Puerto Rico lack basic communication skills in both Spanish and English. At present, there is no composition course in Spanish at the college, and the basic Spanish textbook currently in use reflects attitudes on language and composition that are ill-suited to present circumstances. A basic composition course in Spanish will help students to generate ideas, write complete and coherent essays, develop a richer vocabulary, and think critically. This course will involve practice, lots of private writing, collaborative learning processes, peer revisions, and multiple drafts, as well as more traditional methods such as dictation and copying passages from good authors. (JL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: University of the Sacred Heart PR
Note: Paper presented at the National Endowment for the Humanities/Beaver College Summer Institute for Writing in the Humanities (Glenside, PA, July 1982).