ERIC Number: ED329972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
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The Learning Disabled Student in the College Writing Class.
Ives, Nancy R.
By employing techniques learned through special education research together with the process approach to teaching writing, the composition teacher can help the ever-increasing number of learning disabled (LD) students in the developmental writing class to improve their writing. Using the process approach, LD students first concentrate on gathering information and ideas, then select appropriate information for purpose and audience, and organize that information before they edit. Some LD specialists and composition teachers favor evaluating LD students' writing using an analytic scale instead of a holistic approach. A useful technique appropriate for the heterogeneous class is collaborative learning. Composing on the computer is an option for students with poor handwriting although studies of its effectiveness have been mixed. At the heart of a successful writing program for the mainstreamed LD student is a peer tutorial program. If these suggestions are followed, LD students as well as others in the composition class should be able to improve their writing. (Sixteen references are attached.) (RS)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers: Collaborative Learning