ERIC Number: ED185562
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar
Editorial Groups: A Writing Process.
Roth, Audrey J.
Organizing writing students into three-member editorial groups is a teaching technique that focuses student attention on the stages of the writing process, their progression, and their interrelation. The technique also increases peer cooperation and evaluation, while enabling teachers to spend less time grading homework and more time working with students who need special attention. In each editorial group, one student concentrates on one facet of the composition--authoring, editing, or proofreading. Each group submits one paper for each writing assignment, and group members receive the same grade for their combined efforts. During the course, each group member will shift to a different responsibility within the group; and ultimately, after several of the group assignments, students will be expected to write one or more papers alone. As part of the emphasis on peer involvement, all students in the class are asked to comment on all the papers written for the course. Although editorial grouping may not be feasible for every writing class, most students who have been involved with the technique thus far have expressed interest and enjoyment concerning their increased involvement in the writing process. (RL)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (31st, Washington, DC, March 13-15, 1980).