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ERIC Number: ED319066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Working Topics for Students' Papers.
Marting, Janet
Students enrolled in composition classes may provide the answer to the dilemma of coming up with a writing topic: work--the "four letter word." Most, if not all, students have already become part of the labor force. The theme of "work" is naturally successful because it centers around a topic students know well, something that is within their capacity and interest to explore. Not only is there much to write about using the theme of work in the composition class, there is much to read as a way to spur students' thinking and to see other people's perspectives on the issue. By examining the theme of work in a writing class, students have the opportunity to explore those dreams that lie deep in their souls, to mine the depths to discover the riches within, to make tacit what would otherwise go unnoticed. The single-theme composition course provides students with an opportunity to look closely and thoroughly at one aspect of their lives and the world around them and guards against a superficial encounter with a topic. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A