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ERIC Number: ED120788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 133
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Theme-A-Day: An Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Daily Practice in a College Composition Course.
Christensen, Gary Nelson
This evaluation of a theme-every-day writing experience concludes that such a project has some values which reward the time a class spends preparing, reading, and giving feedback. Chapter one describes the teaching method and several features of the community college in which the theme-every-day approach to teaching composition was used. Chapter two reviews the range of feedback opportunities in composition classes both in general and in this program. Chapter three details experiences with the daily writing approach over a six week period in the fall of 1973, indicating that the students' writings were graded on quantity rather than quality. Chapter four evaluates the program and finds the theme-a-day method suited to providing a wide variety of writing to be evaluated. Students evaluations of the project were mixed but favorable. (Author/RB)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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