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ERIC Number: ED151787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Writing Adjunct.
Sutton, Marilyn
The writing adjunct course, an individualized composition course offered in conjunction with subject-area courses at six campuses of California State University, is offered as an alternative to the traditional instruction of advanced composition. The purposes of the course are to help students express their ideas, rather than locate their errors, and to develop students' ideas on a wide range of subjects as well as on the analysis of literature. The course's major objective, however, is to train the student to become his or her own editor. Throughout the term, students write papers assigned in their subject-area course and have weekly interviews with a writing adjunct instructor or peer tutor to discuss their work in progress and receive suggestions for revision. In addition to these individual interviews, the course includes class sessions on general principles and small group sessions on specific issues such as discipline-specific conventions and editing skills. The emphases throughout are on revision rather than on spontaneous essays and on the composing process rather than on the finished product. (CC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Report on program prepared at The Small College, California State College; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document