ERIC Number: ED178942
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Cassette Commentary: An Approach to the Teaching of Expository Writing.
Medlicott, Alexander, Jr.
One convenient and time saving method of evaluating student compositions employs a tape recorder and cassettes. In addition to once or twice weekly classroom sessions spent on traditional composition techniques, the instructor regularly schedules individual tutoring sessions with each student. One to two days before the individual session, the student turns in an essay on an assigned topic. The teacher reads the essay carefully, tapes extensive comments on a cassette, and returns the paper and the cassette to the student. By conference time the student has seen the corrected essay and has heard detailed comments on the paper's general quality. Benefits of taped comments include relieving the instructor of long, written evaluations and providing verbal reinforcement for student writing. Previous experience with cassette correcting was reported in Enno Klammer's "Cassettes in the Classroom," and the difficulties he encountered have been largely overcome through modern technology. The technique of cassette correcting works equally well with elementary and advanced composition classes. (AEA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (30th, Minneapolis, MN, April 5-7, 1979)