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ERIC Number: ED124946
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Putting It in Writing: Some Notes on the Teaching of Composition.
Curriculum Report, v5 n4 Entire Issue Jun 1976
This report examines some of the issues and practices currently receiving attention in schools and colleges related to establishing an effective means of encouraging the writing competencies of young persons. Some of the suggestions include a shift in instructional approaches as far as elective and required courses are concerned; examining and evaluating instruction in writing; more advice and assistance for students as the writing process progresses; more use of critical comments for guidance rather than grading purposes; and using "sentence-combining" as a technique for improving writing skills. This report also discusses writing assessment and teaching models, the College Entrance Examination Board, the pros and cons of essay tests, National Assessment of Educational Progress, and the Advanced Placement Program English Examination. Also included are brief descriptions of twelve innovative high school writing programs. (TS) Aspect of National Assessment (NAEP) dealt with in this document: Program Description.
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Evaluation Needs, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
NASSP, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091 ($0.50)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.