ERIC Number: ED249850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Brown, Peggy Ann, Ed.
Forum for Liberal Education, v7 n1 Oct 1984
Ways that colleges and universities provide opportunities for students to improve their writing are discussed in two essays and program descriptions. In "Reinventing the Rhetorical Tradition: Finding Ways to Revalue Writing," Patrick Hartwell and Greg Waters briefly describe activities at colleges that center around the rhetorical tradition, and specifically the value on writing as a mode of learning. The second article, "Comprehensive Writing Programs: Keeping Them Going," by Elaine P. Maimon offers seven suggestions for keeping comprehensive writing programs healthy and successful. The descriptions of college writing programs include the following topics: freshmen writing courses, a nondegree writing program separate from the English department, a requirement that undergraduates complete one upper-level writing course, and a Writing Across the University Program. Writing programs at the following universities are described: University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Ithaca College, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, Towson State University, University of Pennsylvania, Albright College, the University of Chicago, Eastern Oregon State College, Kalamazoo College, Moravian College, Orange Coast College, Pima Community College, Saint Mary's College, Southeastern Massachusetts University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A 27-item annotated bibliography is included. (SW)
Descriptors: College English, College Programs, Degree Requirements, English Departments, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Program Descriptions, Rhetorical Criticism, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
Association of American Colleges, 1818 R Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009 ($3.25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of American Colleges, Washington, DC.