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ERIC Number: ED177590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Across Disciplines: A Three Pronged Approach--One Department's Response to Campus-Wide Writing Needs.
Christiansen, Pauline
A west coast community college English department used the following three approaches to seek more effective cross discipline writing awareness: in-house techniques--including topics from various disciplines in classroom assignments; meeting-them-halfway techniques--providing resource people and materials for all instructors and students who wanted help in their writing; and outreach techniques--going directly to instructors in other disciplines to hear their concerns and develop joint programs for possible solutions. An English workshop for faculty, focusing on student writing problems in all disciplines, was planned as one outreach technique. Workshop preparation involved careful attention to timing, involvement, and follow-through to insure maximum attendance and to provide the faculty with a positive experience. Numerous cooperative projects developed as offshoots of the workshop, including an interdisciplinary English/history course, the development of tape recordings to help nursing students learn medical terminology by mastering Greek and Latin word roots, and English instruction in music composition classes to show students how to match lyrics with musical rhythms. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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, MN, April 5-7, 1979)