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ERIC Number: ED175058
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
The Writing Lab as a Focus for Faculty Education.
Skerl, Jennie
College faculty members will welcome a writing lab when they think it will help students perform at an acceptable level in their classes. For this reason, a major task of the writing lab is to convince the faculty that teaching writing is everyone's job. However, even when other faculty members concede this, they are often hampered by three common misconceptions about the writing process and how to improve student efforts: teaching writing on the college level is a remedial task, writing is a test rather than a learning process, and writing is a technology concerned with stylistic niceties and grammatical correctness rather than with the organization and development of ideas. All three of these misconceptions underlie the idea that teaching is someone else's job and all lead to counterproductive approaches to teaching writing. The writing lab gains acceptance when faculty members recognize that the development of writing skills is an ongoing process for which writing labs are a focus. (TJ)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 5-7, 1979)