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ERIC Number: EJ901025
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1740-4622
The Best of Both Worlds: The Large Lecture, Writing-Intensive Course
Boyd, Josh
Communication Teacher, v24 n4 p229-237 Oct 2010
Ideally, college classes are small. Kilgore and Cook (2007) observed that large class size can be an obstacle to good teaching. However, there is financial and human resource value in delivering quality course content in large lectures. Consequently, large lecture classes are a fundamental part of the undergraduate student experience at many colleges and universities. In this essay, the author argues that the benefits of small class sizes need be discarded in the face of large lecture formats. The large lecture writing-intensive class helps students learn by combining the efficiencies of a large lecture with the feedback, revision, and engagement processes of a writing-intensive class. A list of references and suggested readings is included. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A