ERIC Number: ED398994
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Monroe County Community College Writing across the Curriculum Annual Report, 1995-96.
Dillon, Timothy J.
This report provides outcomes for 1995-96 for Monroe Community College's Writing-Across-the-Curriculum (WAC) program, an effort designed to help students learn to write in all disciplines through writing centers staffed by student writing fellows. Following introductory remarks, the report provides discussions of the following topics: the future of WAC at the college; major achievements for the year; peer tutors (a review of the Writing Fellow Program); statistical outcomes by quarter; procedures for scheduling tutors; and outcomes from program evaluations completed by 408 students, tutors, and college faculty. Sample newsletters, bulletins, and evaluation report forms are appended. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) in 1995-96, 1,917 conferences were held, compared to 1,788 in 1994-95; (2) the most common assignment on campus was the 500-word theme paper, followed by the research paper, and the book or article review; (3) the most common form of writing was expository, followed by persuasive; (4) 1,413 of the students served were from the Humanities/Social Science Department, while 192 were from Business and 161 were from Industrial Technology; (5) in evaluations, 96% of student respondents indicated that they found it convenient to use the Writing Center, while 94% said that tutors identified problems in their writing of which they were unaware; and (6) 99% of the students thought that they would use the Writing Center again. Comments from students, faculty, and WAC staff are included. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Monroe County Community Coll., MI.