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ERIC Number: EJ833903
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Meeting the New College Composition II Course Goals through Original Research
Tompkins, Patrick
Inquiry, v12 n1 p26-37 Spr 2007
In a College Composition II (ENG 112) class offered during the spring of 2005 at John Tyler Community College (JTCC), the author implemented an information-literacy curriculum whose salient features include: students collaborated on a semester-long, original-research project. The Metro Richmond Supermarket Price Comparison provided a focused, achievable project relevant to JTCC's service area. The ENG 112 supermarket research project would investigate a topic that had plenty of background research, that required original primary research (most especially in gathering data for a current price comparison), and that would be of interest and service to the community. This article describes the Metro Richmond Supermarket Price Comparison, an original team-research project designed to achieve ENG 112 course goals.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Language: English
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