ERIC Number: ED193649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Writing for the World of Work: An Experiential Project.
A collaborative project in a college freshman technical writing class produced multiple benefits to those involved. The project, designed to be an experiential and investigatory writing assignment rather than a perfunctory one, challenged students to identify a campus problem regarding enrollment procedures and to work through the problem-solving steps of investigating the problem, analyzing the data collected, and proposing a workable solution. Students were asked for a progress report, a final report, and an oral presentation for the report to the college enrollment committee. The benefits of the project were that (1) the administrative staff received a report that described a problem in detail and supplied an easily accomplished solution, (2) the university students received help during the next enrollment period, and (3) the writing class members experienced a comprehensive writing exercise rather than fragmented assignments. (A copy of the project description is appended.) (AEA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Workshop on the Teaching of Technical Writing (4th, Carbondale, IL, October 17-18, 1980).