ERIC Number: ED158819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Learning to Write Sentence by Sentence: A Modular Approach to English Composition.
Sharkey, Peter L.
The Learning to Write Sentence by Sentence curriculum was developed at the College of Marin (California) to promote increased student awareness of quality in communication by providing concentrated exercise in writing. This self-paced course forces the student to think before writing, by using rhetorical and complicated instructions on how to convey verbal images in the styles under consideration. It challenges the student to write expository essays at a college level using ambitious work structures. The course of study is composed of three major sections--predication, language, and syntax; within each section are units to be covered in sequence. Each stresses one concept and includes unit objectives and assignments, discussions, suggested supplementary work, and a post-test. A part of the student portion of this modular curriculum is presented in this report, including the general introduction to the course, its objectives and the resources and learning activities which are involved; a description of the course of study; the entirety of the first unit in the predication section; and an outline of subsequent units. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY.; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Claremont Graduate School, CA.