ERIC Number: ED243114
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Diving into the Mainstream: Configurations of Advanced Composition.
Bloom, Lynn Z.
Examination of the different types of courses and course materials can help identify the parameters and configurations of advanced composition. While usually referring to nonfiction writing, courses labeled "advanced composition" range from expository and narrative nonfiction through fiction and poetry. They also include legal and business writing. Other courses differ from freshman composition in terms of intensity and writing style. Writing across the curriculum programs refine freshman composition with specific applications in advanced courses in the humanities or the social or physical sciences, often team taught or graded by specialists in both composition and the subject area. In terms of skill level, most advanced composition courses expect the students to do a great deal of writing and to become active, engaged critics of their own writing. Texts and syllabi seem to indicate an implicit concensus among teachers on these points in an otherwise broadly defined and diverse discipline. (HTH)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Advanced Composition; Freshman Composition
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (35th, New York City, NY, March 29-31, 1984).