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ERIC Number: ED105511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Writing for a Reason: A Telecourse in Freshman Composition.
Brock, Dee
This paper describes a freshman composition course at a community college which was taught by television and which included thirty 30-minute tapes and an accompanying study guide. Entitled "Writing for a Reason," the primary objective of the course was to help students write effectively so they will be able to fulfill their writing requirements in college and elsewhere. The 30 lessons included a preview of the course; prewriting concerns, especially audience and persona; five lessons on the paragraph; three lessons on the essay; two lessons on diction; nine lessons on specific reasons for writing; and one lesson each on the persuasive essay, the history of the English language, dictionary use, library use, and style. The students were divided into sections of 30 to 40 people, and a writing consultant was assigned to each section. The writing consultants were qualified English teachers who made comments on the students' individual writing and suggested supplementary work. Testing was done on campus but writing assignments were mailed in to the consultant. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (26th, St. Louis, March 13-15, 1975)