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ERIC Number: ED184116
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Come On Out--The War's Over or Making Peace With English 1A. Curriculum Publication No. 4.
This booklet is one of a series of teacher-written curriculum publications launched by the Bay Area Writing Project (BAWP), each focusing on a different aspect of the teaching of composition. In it a college professor presents a personal narrative of his experience in a BAWP summer institute and how he applied the techniques learned at the institute to his freshman composition class. Among the techniques discussed are Peter Elbow's four-step writing process for increasing writing fluency, the use of peer-review groups to build self-confidence and proficiency, and the use of the five-paragraph theme to help students master the standard formats and conventions of college writing. Other benefits of attending the BAWP institute referred to in the booklet are the suggestions for implementing a cross-disciplinary approach to teaching composition and the encouragement to do the assignments along with students and to share personal writing with them. (AEA)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Attitudes, Summer Programs, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Motivation, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Publications Department, Bay Area Writing Project, 5635 Tolman Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($1.50 postage and handling)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. School of Education.