ERIC Number: ED144094
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Sport in the Composition Class.
Herzog, Tobey C.
This paper describes a freshman composition course that is taught through the use of sports literature. The first part of the paper considers the merits of a literature-based composition course, the value of a topic-oriented approach to writing, and the benefits of reading and writing about sports. The second section discusses sequential course units, in which students participate in the following activities: general discussion and free writing on the subject of sports; reading samples of sports writing and writing personal narratives and pieces of sports reporting; studying and writing about the role of sports in society; reading literature related to sports and writing short critical essays based on the reading selections; and preparing a final piece of writing in any form. The conclusion of the paper notes the success of the course in motivating students--whether or not they are sports enthusiasts--to read and to write. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (28th, Kansas City, Missouri, March 31-April 2, 1977)