ERIC Number: ED318227
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Bridges to Academic Writing.
Gornowich, Barbara Bernstein; Nelson, Anthony
The materials comprise the curriculum for an introductory course in academic writing for limited English proficient adult or college students. The guide is intended for the upper end of a survival language skills course or the lowest end of an academic developmental writing sequence. The curriculum instructs students on academic life and assists them in adjustment to it. Unit topics include the first day of class; rules, requirements, and instructor expectations; classroom conduct; study habits; concentration; student services; and telecourses. Composition exercises progress from recognition to controlled writing and on to independent writing. Students begin by learning basic sentence patterns and move on to paragraphs. It is intended that the units be followed in sequence. Three modes of discourse (narrative, process, and examples) were chosen for their broad applicability to tasks encountered by students in early stages of academic work. Group work and peer editing have been found to be useful with the materials, and it is recommended that the materials be used in conjunction with grammar instruction. Brief annotated bibliographies list additional texts and other materials for both writing and grammar instruction. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A