ERIC Number: ED296743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Writing across the Curriculum Sample Assignments, 1986-1987.
Ingham, Zita, Ed.
Designed for Pima Community College (Arizona) instructors, this booklet presents 50 sample writing assignments developed for 38 non-writing courses. Three types of assignments are represented: (1) short papers, which are usually one to five pages long, require few research skills, and allow students to use the instructor's feedback to produce improved papers as the course progresses, are probably the most common assignment; (2) formal papers, which are usually from 5 to 20 pages long, require a student to research and synthesize information, and are formally presented with conventional notations of references; and (3) interactive learning logs, in which students comment on and react to class notes or readings. The assignments cover a broad range of subjects, including administration of justice, anthropology, art, astronomy, business, computer science, drama, early childhood education, economics, French, history, human development education, humanities, management, mathematics, philosophy, physics, politics, psychology, public administration, reading, sign language, sociology, social services, Spanish, speech, and writing. A few examples of student writing are provided, along with instructors' grading criteria. Information on the component parts of an essay, paragraph structure, and standards of composition is appended. (MDB)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Pima Community Coll., Tucson, AZ.