ERIC Number: EJ913500
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jan
Reference Count: 10
What Do Professors Really Say about College Writing?
Brockman, Elizabeth; Taylor, Marcy; Kreth, Melinda; Crawford, MaryAnn K.
English Journal, v100 n3 p75-81 Jan 2011
In the authors' January 2010 "English Journal" article, "Helping Students Cross the Threshold: Implications from a University Writing Assessment," they showcase results of a large-scale writing assessment conducted at Central Michigan University, arguing that some of these results are especially relevant to English teachers working with college-bound students and sharing classroom implications, such as writing assignments, textbook suggestions, and "writing principles." In this follow-up article, the authors report on focus-group discussions wherein faculty representing various disciplines, experience levels, and pedagogical views shared their views about college writing, including writing assignments, "good" writing, and pedagogical strategies--all topics English teachers routinely discuss in various professional settings, such as NCTE conferences, NWP institutes, and state workshops. Implications for the teaching of writing are described.
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, College Faculty, Focus Groups, College Preparation, Teacher Attitudes, College Instruction, Teacher Surveys, Content Area Writing, Writing Skills, Reading Writing Relationship
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan