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ERIC Number: ED247567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jan
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
The Freshman Writing Program: A Descriptive Report.
Rose, Mike
To describe the largest division in the University of California (Los Angeles) writing program, this report focuses on placement and testing procedures, curricular principles, course descriptions and goals, and staffing concerns. The first part of the report discusses the components of the Freshman Writing Program--including the English Composition Requirements of the university and the Subject A Requirement (a university-wide minimal writing-ability standard) and the methods of completing these, the Freshman Summer and Preparatory Progrms, and the Honors Collegium. The curricular principles next described include teaching students to write the kind of discourse that is central to academic inquiry, building writing assignments on the kinds of materials students encounter at the university, relating writing assignments sequentially, and presenting the students with challenging writing curricula. The paper then goes on to discuss the courses for English 1, 3, and A, giving detailed sample curricula for each, and describing the Freshman Preparator Program Curriculum, the Project Workshop, and the Cross-Disciplinary Theme-Centered Course. Finally, the staffing of the programs, staff development, and program development are described. The 5 appendixes of this document include explanations of the Subject A Requirement, detailed syllabi and sample lessons for courses, and a syllabus for English 495A and B--Supervised Teacher Preparation. (HOD)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A