ERIC Number: ED358487
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Teaching Minority Students To Write Effectively. ERIC Digest.
Estrin, Herman A.
Noting that many beginning students in urban public colleges and technical schools are members of minority groups, this digest offers a six-step approach to teaching these students how to write effectively. Steps in the approach described in the digest are: (1) instruct students to consider the purpose of writing, write a central idea for the composition, and develop and use an outline; (2) help students select relevant topics using anthologies specific to their culture; (3) encourage students to write with effectiveness and success; (4) use class discussion of papers to improve writing techniques; (5) have students revise their papers; and (6) instill self-confidence and a knowledge of self-identity in students. The digest lists the effects of the approach on students and presents selections written by students. (RS)
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, Self Concept, Self Esteem, Student Needs, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, England, and Communication, Indiana University, 2805 E. 10th St., Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.