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ERIC Number: ED144089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Planning the Remedial Composition Curriculum.
Jennings, Kathleen
A questionnaire sent to universities across the United States, asking for information about remedial English programs, yielded responses from 85 universities. Analysis of the responses resulted in the formulation of seven rules for organizing a successful remedial English course: (1) Don't bind the course to a textbook. (2) Aim the course toward the writing of sentences that are related to one another. (3) Begin the course with a diagnostic test and a writing sample, and start work on some common ground of error. (4) Plan to revise your plan. (5) Keep the students active. (6) Work on a tutorial basis as much as possible. (7) Have the students write every day. In planning a remedial composition program based on these rules, two sets of variables must be considered: those related to the university system--class size, time allotted for the course, and teacher competence--and those related to the students--attendance, attitude, and ability. Experiences in conducting a remedial composition program demonstrate that such a program can be successful. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)