ERIC Number: ED354841
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Write at the Start: A Guide to Using Writing in Freshman Seminars. The Freshman Year Experience: Monograph Series Number 9.
This monograph explores the ways in which first-year college students can benefit from writing and offers concrete, practical suggestions for implementing writing in freshman seminar courses. Chapter 1, "Why Use Writing in a Freshman Seminar?" builds on the notion that writing is a process of discovery. Chapter 2, "Write it More Than Once: The Benefits of a Process Approach," identifies the stages of the writing process, and offers techniques for responding and grading with a focus on how to provide useful feedback and yet streamline work as an instructor. Chapter 3, "Building Successful Peer Groups in Writing" provides ideas for planning, organizing, and monitoring peer-group review of student writing. Chapter 4, "Writing and Study Skills Development" includes descriptions of activities to be incorporated into study skills instruction. Chapter 5, "The Writing Process and Individual Needs of First-Year Students" focuses on the value of conferences and individualized assistance for students with learning disabilities. Chapter 6, "Diversity in Language and Writing" considers the relationship between variety in English and developing writing skills. The appendix offers practical suggestions for in-class and out-of-class writing assignments in various topic areas. Each chapter offers references. (JB)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, First Year Seminars, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Learning Disabilities, Peer Teaching, Student Development, Study Skills, Tutoring, Undergraduate Study, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Instruction, Writing Skills
National Resource Center for the Freshman Year Experience, University of South Carolina, 1728 College Street, Columbia, SC 29208 ($30).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Columbia. Center for the Study of the Freshman Year Experience.
Note: For other titles in this series, see ED 334 880-885, ED 343 519 and HE 026 260-263.