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ERIC Number: ED143024
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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Teaching Writing to the Unprepared: The Three R's.
Moore, C. Angelia
The first section of this paper notes the tremendous number of approaches to teaching writing, the agreement among experts that writing involves developmental stages specific to each student, and the need for writing programs that challenge individuals at their various levels of development. The paper then describes a newly revised writing course for academically underprepared freshmen entering the University of Georgia. The course includes both structured and unstructured writing activities; an adjunctive English laboratory provides special tutoring for students when necessary. Results after two quarters indicate that the course has helped students to improve their basic English skills. The final section of the paper airs doubts about remedial writing courses that focus narrowly on the goal of producing "perfect" compositions and suggests that college composition courses should promote a vision of a better world, with the three R's--revisions, renovations, and revolutions--as the basis. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on English Education (15th, Knoxville, Tennessee, March 24-26, 1977)