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ERIC Number: ED451631
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Dec-12
Pages: 54
Abstractor: N/A
The Developing English Skills and Knowledge Program Handbook.
Rohloff, Jean M.
This handbook presents materials for 10 DESK (Developing English Skills and Knowledge) workshops designed to assist students with deafness or hearing impairments make a smooth transition from high school to postsecondary institutions by enhancing their English writing skills. The workshops address: (1) demystifying college by allowing students to ask questions regarding all aspects of the college experience; (2) making a connection between everyday evaluating and written evaluations, introducing the concepts of forming criteria, presenting reasons, collecting evidence in evaluating, and presenting a visually-oriented means of pre-writing for an evaluation essay; (3) illustrating how the criteria, reasons, and evidence can be transformed into prose and establishing the qualities of good body paragraphs; (4) reinforcing the qualities of good body paragraphs and developing revision skills; (5) introducing characteristics of good introductory paragraphs; (6) introducing the two ways of organizing comparison-or-contrast essays: the point-by-point and the block plans; (7) introducing the criteria of the thesis in the comparison-or-contrast essay; (8) drafting the comparison-or-contrast essay; (9) assisting students individually at any state of the writing process; and (10) familiarizing students with the college campus. Each chapter consists of objectives, materials, preparation (when necessary), procedures, and comments. Supplementary materials are also included. (CR)
Postsecondary Education Consortium, University of Tennessee, College of Education, Center on Deafness, 2229 Dunford Hall, Knoxville, TN 37996-4020. Tel: 865-974-0607; Fax: 865-974-3522; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Postsecondary Education Consortium, Knoxville, TN.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Co-sponsored by Louisiana State University.