ERIC Number: ED147848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Maximizing Student Alternatives: A Variable-Credit Advanced Composition Course.
Laban, Lawrence F.
This paper describes a variable-credit advanced writing course that allows non-English majors to set their own goals for writing and to develop specific writing skills that apply to their major fields. The course is a unitized sequence of three five-week sessions. The first session discusses the theoretical product model and process model for the whole essay and for paragraph development. The second unit is more practical than theoretical in approach, developing skills needed for writing style, such as sentence structure, word choice, proofreading, and revision. The third unit emphasizes reading and research techniques and requires help from teachers in other disciplines. Students provide samples of their writing and elect to participate in any one, or all, of the sessions, depending on their needs, goals, and available time. (RL)
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)