ERIC Number: ED451566
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-15
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Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Writing Strengths and Weaknesses.
At any level, good writing requires an acknowledgment of writing strengths and weaknesses by both student and instructor. The four project collaborators/writing teachers outlined six specific areas on a teacher feedback sheet to note students' writing strengths and weaknesses; the areas of purpose, audience, thesis, development, organization, and language usage were examined in students' papers. While the teachers specifically looked for these six global issues and lower order grammatical concerns in their students' papers, one of the teachers noticed during the peer group process that her students were beginning to correct these six areas of revision themselves. This paper discusses these six areas of writing strengths and weaknesses as reflected in the papers written by students in this collaborative project. The paper concludes that, overall in this project, perhaps one lesson that all of the students learned was that despite ability or experience, a goal was met and learning did in fact occur. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (52nd, Denver, CO, March 14-17, 2001). For other papers from the Collaborative project, see CS 510 531-33.