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ERIC Number: ED157085
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 12
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Individual Instruction: Tailored to Particular Needs and Specific Disciplines.
Brostoff, Anita
The communication skills center at Carnegie Mellon University helps individual students master the technical writing skills necessary for specific disciplines and professions. Through collaboration with the instructors in the various disciplines, the program operates both as a consulting service outside the center (devising and evaluating the writing components of particular courses) and as a teaching service (assisting individual students in preparing writing assignments and alerting referred students to the specific writing skills demanded in the context of particular professions). Exercises used at the center concentrate on the strategies that are important in all professional writing, such as establishing the reader's frame of reference, organizing ideas logically, accumulating and testing evidence to support a hypothesis, and organizing large sets of information into logical categories. Other exercises stress recognizing the statements of the writer's purpose and assessing the writer's bias. (Six sample exercises are appended.) (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 (29th, Denver, Colorado, March 30-April 1, 1978)