ERIC Number: EJ724467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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Why Teach ''Research as a Conversation'' in Freshman Composition Courses? A Metaphor to Help Librarians and Composition Instructors Develop a Shared Model
McMillen, Paula S.; Hill, Eric
Research Strategies, v20 n1-2 p3-22 2004
Ongoing discussion between the Oregon State University (OSU) libraries' acting instruction coordinator and the Assistant Composition Coordinator focuses on improving collaboration between our programs and more effectively integrating the research process into the English composition curriculum. We briefly describe a qualitative analysis of the problems with students' writing that led us to develop a new model for integrating the research and writing processes. We provide our rationale for selecting conversation as a metaphor for research and summarize suggested teaching strategies from the literature that are consistent with this metaphor and approach.
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Freshman Composition, Library Instruction, Integrated Curriculum, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Academic Libraries, Librarians, English Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Oregon