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ERIC Number: ED123644
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
What's Really Basic about the Basic Writing Course?
Gonzalez, LaVerne
This paper describes a developmental writing course at Purdue University. The author argues that the basics of such a course as far as the student is concerned are motivation and a desire to learn writing, communication, careful diagnosis, organized plan for student mastery, provision for transferral, and reward. Helping students develop a desire to write depends on such factors as a congenial atmosphere, fostering the teacher's belief in the student's ability to think and to write, and providing an outlet for students' writing such as a school newspaper. The process necessary for publication is reviewed and the role of the writing laboratory is discussed. Also examined are such topics as faculty education, the testing program, administration mechanics, and student evaluation. (TS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (27th, Philadelphia, March 25-27, 1976)