ERIC Number: ED298331
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Designing Writing Assignments for Vocational-Technical Courses. A Guide for Teachers in the Two-Year College and Technical Institute.
Killingsworth, Jimmie, Ed.; And Others
The 27 articles in this 6-part guide provide information on developing and implementing writing instruction as part of content-area courses in two-year vocational-technical colleges. Part One, General Concerns, includes "Making Writing Work for You in the Interactive Classroom" (Killingsworth, Rude); "Evaluating and Responding to Student Writing" (Harris); and "Reinforcing the Scheme of Things: Using Word Processors in Writing across the Curriculum" (Barker). Part Two, Balancing World-of-Work Writing and Writing-as-Learning Assignments, contains "Learning Business through Writing" (Midkiff-Kennedy); "Writing to Revitalize Child Development Courses" (Marshall); "From Visualization to Communication: Writing in an Interior Design Course" (Farnan); and "A Medical-Surgical Nursing Class Participates in Writing across the Curriculum" (Aguilar). Contents of Part Three, Writing to Learn, are "Clinical Journal for Nursing Students" (Johnson); "Writing in Agricultural Marketing" (Schacht); "Writing-Intensive Course in Automotive Engine Repair" (Barnes); "Using Journals to Enhance Learning in Unarmed Defense Tactics" (Nichols); "Enhancing a Course in Office Procedures: Writing Assignments" (Leiker); and "Writing to Learn How to Teach in a Dental Hygiene Program" (Chacon, Whiteman). In Part Four, Writing to Accomplish Professional Goals, are "Writing-Intensive Course in Fashion Promotion" (Berthelsen); "Communications in High Technology" (Reid); "Writing-Intensive Course in Advertising" (Twomey); "Venture Plans for Management Students" (Moore); "Writing for the Real World: A Resume Writing Course for Vocational-Technical Students" (Halbert); and "(W)rites of Passage: Writing in the Public Administrative Careers Program" (Soliz). Writing Assignments and Course Plans, Part Five, includes "One Step at a Time: Composition in the Typing Class" (Aldana); "Writing-Intensive Course in Respiratory Care" (Bitsche); "Writing-Intensive Course in Basic Accounting II" (Watt); "Managerial Writing: A Skill as Important as Any Other Management Function" (Walker); "Writing and Organizational Behavior" (West); and "Progressions: Writing to Increase Skills in Fashion Merchandising" (Winstead). The last section, Writing across the Curriculum--Preparing Teachers and Students, contains "Writing across the Curriculum as a Challenge in Faculty Development" (DeArmond) and"Writing across the Curriculum and the Student in the Two-Year College" (Robinson). (SK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Authoring Institution: Texas Tech Univ., Lubbock.