ERIC Number: ED284293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the Needs of Developing Writers: The Introductory Writing Programs at Northeastern University.
Ockerstrom, Lolly; Goggin, Maureen Daly
The Introductory Writing Programs developed for freshman students at Northeastern University are described in this document. The introduction outlines the programs' philosophy, which is based on the notion that all writers are developing writers regardless of their ability. The second section looks at how students are placed in either Freshman English I or the two-semester Fundamentals of Writing and Intensive Writing, and the types of grades students receive for the courses. The third section mentions additional support systems, including in-class tutoring, writing workshops, traveling tutors, and one-on-one tutors in the Writing Center. The fourth section outlines the assumptions on which the program is based, staff development activities, and a collaborative grading exercise; while the fifth section details the goals of the program. The Middle Year writing course required of upper level students is discussed in the last two sections. (Seven references are included.) (JC)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Basic Writing; Northeastern University MA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Developmental Writing Conference (7th, Norfolk, VA, April 24, 1987).