ERIC Number: ED313096
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
A Writing Course Designed for Developmental College Students.
Malinowski, Patricia A.; Huard, Susan D.
This description of "Introduction to College Composition," a credit-bearing developmental writing course offered by the Community College of the Finger Lakes, provides an overview of the writing, grammar skills, and reading components of the course. Introductory information indicates that the course adopts a process-oriented approach to the development of writing and grammar skills. The writing component includes maintaining a weekly journal, weekly compositions, and suggested prewriting exercises on a computer. The grammar skills component revolves around the instructor's assessment of individual student's needs and results in the assignment of individual grammar chapters for each student. After providing a week by week schedule of the three course modules, the course description focuses on the nine course components: (1) assessment of students' writing ability, including the assessment test package; (2) the writing component, including sample journal assignments and journal topic sheets; information on weekly paragraph-writing, mini-essay, and essay assignments; and sample evaluation assignments; (3) lectures; (4) grammar instruction; (5) weekly student-instructor conferences; (6) computer-assisted instruction, including sample assignments; (7) peer editing; (8) reading assignments; and (9) library research. Classroom management forms are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of the Finger Lakes, Canandaigua, NY.