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ERIC Number: ED172203
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 29
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Basic Writing Program in a Four-Year College.
Furcron, Margaret
The basic components of the basic writing program at Rutgers University, designed to prepare disadvantaged students for the core course in English, are a combination of reading and writing activities with as much individualized instruction as possible. The components include three courses, a learning center, and an annual workshop in the teaching of reading and writing in college. Two of the three courses comprise a year-long, two-credit sequence of modules on "self" that integrate reading and writing instruction to promote college level study skills. If students do not pass a placement exam for the regular English course after completing this sequence, they are referred to the third course, one semester of noncredit work in developmental reading and expository writing designed to help them pass the placement exam. The learning center provides individualized instruction for participants in these developmental courses and for other students who recognize the need to improve their reading, writing, and study skills. The annual workshop is a forum for the interchange of teaching ideas, the preparation of new teachers, and continuous staff development. Expectations are high for the continued success of this program and its services to the students. (The paper includes excerpts from one of the course syllabi and lists suggested teaching methods.) (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Program prepared at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey