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ERIC Number: ED140327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 9
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An Experimental English 1002 Course.
Naugle, Helen H.
English 1002, an advanced college composition course, is based on the Foxfire Project (in which Appalachian students interview elderly persons about mountain crafts and lore). After two weeks of classroom drill and practice in composition skills, each student is matched with a resident of a home for the elderly, located near the campus. During each of the next four weeks, students interview the elderly persons, write papers growing out of the interviews, and write memoranda to the instructor about their activities. They meet once a week in a formal classroom situation, at which time they read their writing to the class and get needed instruction in composition skills. Frequent instructor/student conferences are scheduled. Although no reading material is assigned, students typically read the Foxfire books and numerous biographical essays, in order to get guidance in writing their papers. In the last part of the quarter, students meet together regularly and write formal expository essays. Students taking this course are reported to be more animated, more motivated, and more dedicated to their work than are students in conventional courses; their enthusiasm is revealed in student evaluations filled out at the end of the course. (GW)
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