ERIC Number: ED405019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Write Ideas: Strategies for Improving Writing Skills in the Workplace.
Diller, Jannelle; And Others
One of a series of workplace education modules, this module includes activities and exercises for improving writing skills in the workplace. First, discussions of writing in the workplace are presented, highlighting tips for effective instruction, and of issues related to grading papers, including a sample evaluation form. Next, the assessment process in writing is described, including the use of pre/post writing samples, multiple drafts, portfolios, and grammar corrections; quotations from authors on the writing process are presented for use in stimulating thought and discussion; and the difficulty levels of module activities are defined (i.e., beginning, intermediate, and advanced). The bulk of the report then provides 44 activities in the following 7 topic areas: (1) overcoming anxieties; (2) understanding the purpose of writing; (3) understanding audience; (4) the POWER approach to writing: planning, organizing, writing, evaluating, and revising; (5) grammar; (6) writing for special purposes, including the use of comparison/contrast paragraphs and peer and self-evaluations; and (7) writing with computers. Each activity includes a description of intended learning goals, the difficulty level, the recommended group size, the time needed, and necessary materials. (HAA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Inplant Programs, Postsecondary Education, Teaching Methods, Writing Apprehension, Writing Attitudes, Writing Exercises, Writing Improvement, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
CCCOES Workplace Learning, 1391 N. Speer Blvd., Suite 600, Denver, CO 80204-2554 ($30).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Community Coll. and Occupational Education System, Denver.
Note: Prepared as part of the Educational Partnerships in Colorado project administered under the Adult Education Act (PL-100-297) as amended by the National Literacy Act of 1991 (PL-102-73); for related modules, see JC 970 068-071.