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ERIC Number: ED161063
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 13
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Writing to Be Read.
Hogan, Michael
Of the various unrelated approaches used in advanced college composition courses, one has proved especially successful in encouraging professionalism in student writers: an approach in which students are required to write for and submit their work to professional publications. When students write articles, they deal with many rhetorical modes and techniques, pulling together all the traditional techniques taught in freshman composition courses. In an advanced composition course at Southeast Missouri State University, students first study and write personal essays. They then generate their own writing topics for journal articles (aided by the instructor if necessary), review basic writing techniques, and write the first draft of their articles. Student/instructor conferences are held as needed, and all completed manuscripts are read in class. Students also write other types of materials. Student articles have been published in local, regional, statewide, and national publications. College English teachers, who in the past have not demonstrated much concern about what the advanced composition course should entail, should share their views about this course, as well as techniques that have proved successful in it. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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