ERIC Number: ED411913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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Writing Across the Curriculum. Annual Report, 1996-1997.
Dillon, Timothy J.
This report provides outcomes for 1996-97 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 trained student writing fellows. Following introductory remarks, the report provides discussions of the following topics: major achievements for the year; the Writing Fellows program; procedures for scheduling tutors; statistical outcomes by semester; and outcomes from program evaluations completed by 711 students, tutors, and college faculty. Sample newsletters, bulletins, and evaluation report forms are appended. Highlights of the report include the following: (1) in 1996-97, 2,256 writing conferences were held, on a campus with 3,500 students full- and part-time; (2) their new "Writing Fellow Report" form has allowed them to streamline their data collection and guide tutors with an outline of teaching strategies; (4) the most common assignment on campus was the 500 word theme paper, followed by the research paper and the book or article review; (5) 1654 of the students served were from the Humanities/Social Sciences Department, while 289 were from Business and 189 were from Science and Math; in evaluations, 98% of the students said they would use the Writing Center again. Comments from students, faculty, and WAC staff are included. (ECF)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Monroe County Community Coll., MI.