ERIC Number: ED170759
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
An Assessment of "Small Group Activity in EG 101."
Goodkin, Vera H.
The small group activities described in this paper resulted from the author's attempts to involve and challenge reluctant learners in an introductory college composition course. The paper describes the main types of activities used--oral discussion of readings, collaboration on structure drills, exchange of worksheets for peer correction, and peer-critiquing in triads--and describes a project in videotaping a peer-critiquing session, which was not a complete success due to technical difficulties. It reports positive outcomes of the group activities compared to outcomes noted for students in another section of the course who spent time in a writing center but had no group activities, and it includes guidelines and checklists given to students to aid them in discussing and critiquing each other's work. (GT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Guide prepared at Mercer County Community College