ERIC Number: ED332214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
The Developmental Level Writing Program at Michigan State University.
Korth, Philip A.
The developmental writing program at Michigan State University offers special attention to students who enter the university at a competitive disadvantage with respect to their ability to express themselves in writing. The primary goal of the program is to seek to empower students so that they will be able to express themselves in writing for the academy. An ancillary goal is to help the students gain the confidence necessary to prevail in their pursuit of a degree. The program is based on the premise that reading and writing go together, and that students benefit in multiple ways--as academic writers, as citizens and as thinkers--from addressing in writing major issues in American culture. Although the program does not differ in kind from the regular courses offered, it does differ in the intensity and close attention each student receives, for class size and faculty loads are smaller. In this way, instruction is individualized and a bridge of language and ideas is built that will carry the students into full participation in the culture that will be theirs to shape. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Michigan State University; Student Empowerment
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (42nd, Boston, MA, March 21-23, 1991).