ERIC Number: ED075815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Write Me a Ream: A Course in Controlled Composition for Job Training and Adult Education (includes handbook).
Kunz, Linda Ann; Viscount, Robert R.
This handbook for teachers and the accompanying student workbook are the basic materials in a course on controlled composition that can be used for on-the-job training, adult education, or as part of a writing course for students at various grade levels. Controlled composition is a program for improving expository writing skills; the program consists of 60 model passages, each accompanied by numbered sets of instructions called steps. The 26 steps form a graduated sequence from simple copying to clause subordination. Each student works on a step until he masters it, and until he completes this step he remains on that level but uses different model passages. The main purpose of the program is to give students extensive, individual, closely supervised practice in using the conventions of written English--punctuation, capitalization, paragraph indentation, letter shapes, spelling, and grammatical inflections. Other purposes of the program are to develop proofreading skill and the motivation to write. The handbook gives instructions in teaching the program and offers suggestions for integrating it within a larger writing course. The student workbook contains the model passages and the writing exercises. (Author/DI)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Capitalization (Alphabetic), Expository Writing, Grammar, Letters (Alphabet), On the Job Training, Paragraph Composition, Punctuation, Spelling, Student Writing Models, Technical Writing, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, N. Y. 10027 ($1.50; $0.75 handbook)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
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Note: handbook, 38p.