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ERIC Number: ED124965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 20
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The Writing Workshop: Philosophy, Form, and Function in an Elective Composition Program.
Newman, Sylvia
A workship program, designed as a noncredit adjunct to composition classes, was developed in order to serve the individual needs of college students. Close communication between regular course instructors and workshop staff was maintained, and the attempt was made to substitute a developmental philosophy of learning for the usual connotation of remediation. Students, self-referred or referred by composition instructors, received help with composition basics, fundamental concepts, course-specific writing problems, and organization of ideas. A special attempt was made to achieve relevance for foreign students and those from minority backgrounds. In addition, the workshop served a smaller group of creative writers in search of a source of feedback. Tutors provided immediate, specific commentary in the presence of the student, diagnosed problems, and organized the individualized instruction process. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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