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ERIC Number: ED151823
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 8
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Why, Johnny "Can" Write! or How to Achieve Academic Respectability in Developmental Programs.
Papay, Twila Yates
This paper describes a developmental course in writing skills designed for college freshmen and offers guidelines for gaining acceptance of the course in the college community. The course consists of six credits of work earned in two semesters. Each week, students are required to attend three class periods, one writing laboratory session, and one individual conference. At the conclusion of the program, students must pass a writing proficiency examination in order to receive grades and credits and to continue in college work. The paper considers the following to be essential in establishing academic respect for the developmental program: defining realistic goals, developing a positive method of evaluation, establishing a base in the English Department, maintaining class work on a college level, limiting class size, and, most importantly, focusing on the individual student with an attitude of respect. (MAI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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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)