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ERIC Number: ED424777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan-31
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
From Non-communicative Exercises to Technical Writing: Profile of a Two-Semester Preparatory Sequence.
Sawyer, Doug
A two-semester course in English composition offered in a Japanese university is described. The course is designed to transition students from minimal skills in communicative writing at program entry to a course in field-specific technical writing by exposing students to several writing genres. Key activities of the course include pre- and post-course essays, journal writing, weekly rewriting assignments, and end-of-semester portfolios. Students' perceptions of the course and its activities have been very positive. Possible concerns, responses, and future adaptations in the course are discussed, including the validity of pre- and post-course measures, classroom time organization, course scheduling and relationship to other courses, and issues of classroom technique. Contains 14 references. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan