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ERIC Number: ED256414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Pages: 114
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Writing Across the Curriculum. Some Questions and Answers and a Series of Eleven Writing Projects for Instructors of the General Education Core Courses: Energy in the Natural Environment; Humanities; Individual in Transition; [and] Social Environment.
Preston, James
This report provides questions and answers about writing across the curriculum, along with a series of 11 writing projects for instructors in the general education core courses (i.e., Energy in the Natural Environment, Humanities, Individual in Transition, and the Social Environment) at Miami-Dade Community College. First, the questions and answers are presented, covering such topics as the use of screening tests to identify students with problems in developmental courses, the role of instructors in teaching writing across the curriculum, the application of the 11 strategies, the use of typed hand-out sheets for assignments, and the importance of sentence form, punctuation, and spelling in grading. Next, the eleven writing projects are presented, including: (1) a diagnostic writing assignment; (2) a summary of the main content of a day's presentation; (3) a written explanation of some aspect of course work including in-class and out-of-class options; (4) a short report on an out-of-class activity; (5) a summary of a reading assignment; (6) a book review; (7) response to an audio-visual presentation; (8) a student essay; (9) a research paper; (10) an essay test (or essay component on a test); and (11) a journal of full-scale out-of-class activity. Each of these sections includes an overview and suggestions for the assignment, and sample handouts adjusted to the four core courses. (HB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. South Campus.