ERIC Number: ED363873
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
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A History of Professional Writing Instruction in American Colleges: Years of Acceptance, Growth, and Doubt. SMU Studies in Composition and Rhetoric Series.
Adams, Katherine H.
In addition to providing a chronicle of the history of college writing programs in America, this book recognizes their common beginnings, their respective strengths, and the collaboration necessary to train students to be effective writers. The book examines the common roots of courses in creative writing, journalism, technical and business writing, and advanced composition, providing an overview of the origins of American professional or advanced writing instruction. Chapters in the book are: (1) Advanced Writing Instruction and the Shift from College to University; (2) "The Cry for More English"; (3) At Harvard and Beyond: Advanced Composition as a Composite Course; (4) The First Specialized Courses and Course Arrays; (5) Teaching Creative Writing; (6) Education for Journalism; (7) "Professional Writing" in Agriculture, Engineering, and Business; and (8) Conclusion. Contains 262 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Creative Writing, Educational History, Higher Education, Journalism Education, Professional Education, Technical Writing, Writing Instruction
Texas A&M University Press, Drawer C, College Station, TX 77843-4354 ($22.50 plus postage/handling).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials; Guides - Non-Classroom
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