ERIC Number: ED220860
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Writing in the Professions: A Course Guide and Instructional Materials for an Advanced Composition Course.
Goswami, Dixie; And Others
Intended for teachers of an advanced undergraduate composition course for majors in any of the liberal arts, social sciences, humanities, or business, this manual offers an outline, instructional materials, and some suggested assignments. Emphasis is placed on the process of composing, particularly the ways students should write for different audiences and different purposes. The course also stresses the crucial relationships among critical reading, clear thinking, and effective writing. Students are expected to write and review a variety of documents and also to practice related skills, including finding and analyzing audiences outside the classroom and conducting an empirical evaluation of a document. The course material, which can be covered in one semester or in one quarter, moves the students in a cyclical pattern through the same process at three different levels: first, they move step-by-step through the composing model; then they apply the model to actual documents that they rewrite; and then they create documents, gathering information, determining need, and moving through the process to evaluation and final draft. Chapters in the book follow the steps of the composing process and discuss such topics as the composing process model, planning, organizing, writing clearly, using design well, reviewing/revising/editing, and evaluating documents. Appendixes include a suggested syllabus, an example of a redesigned form, and exercises for writing clearly. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.; Siegel & Gale, Inc., New York, NY.