ERIC Number: ED176320
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Teaching of Writing: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," January through June 1979 (Vol. 39 Nos. 7 through 12).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 19 titles deal with the following topics: the dynamics of creative expression, modular scheduling and student success in freshman composition, growth in writing ability through immersion in a university discipline, massed and spaced film presentations as stimuli for the creative writing of fourth and fifth grade students, Charles W. Eliot and the teaching of composition, transfer effects of critical thinking instruction in debate to expository writing, a proposal for a more effective method of teaching remedial composition based on a study of the remedial English course at Ball State University, a history of audience perceptions embedded in the three-styles tradition in rhetoric, a study of secondary school teachers of English concerning the teaching of composition, sentence combining and remedial college students' reading and writing abilities, teaching style and composition instruction, sentence clarification in a basic English skills program, a writing program for retired persons, the preparatory value of a college course in freshman composition, the psycholinguistic nature of the relationship between topic and caliber of writing, a theoretical framework for teaching and research in composition, new rhetoric lessons for improved composition, an auxiliary writing skills center and writing improvement in community college freshman composition students, and teaching writing through an open-structured program. (FL)
Descriptors: Abstracts, Annotated Bibliographies, Course Content, Creative Writing, Debate, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Expository Writing, Flexible Scheduling, Higher Education, Psycholinguistics, Remedial Programs, Rhetoric, Sentence Combining, Syntax, Teaching Styles, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.