ERIC Number: ED149356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Teaching Rhetoric: An Alternative to English Composition and Fundamentals of Speech.
Thomas, Daniel R.
This paper discusses reasons for combining the composition and speech courses required of college freshmen. Observations about the traditional division of speech and composition instruction indicate that teachers with less experience are merely giving students "busy work" to exercise skills those students should have prior to college enrollment, thereby creating a confusing, frustrating, and fragmented educational environment for the students. If one assumes that speech and composition courses develop similar skills necessary for academic and professional achievement, then a course that uses tenured, experienced, and effective teachers to instruct students in both composition and speech communication will increase budgetary savings and the quality of education. (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)