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ERIC Number: EJ944314
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1534-9322
English 109.02: Intensive Reading and Writing II, "Reading, Writing, Blogging"
McCorkle, Ben
Composition Studies, v38 n1 p108-125 Spr 2010
English 109.02 is the second of a three-course basic writing track available to all students at The Ohio State University, Ohio's largest public university and flagship institution, which in total serves approximately 45,000 undergraduate students across all campuses. While the Columbus campus places students into the course based on a preliminary essay assessment, the Marion regional campus works according to a model of self-placement, where students decide whether or not to take the course based on an informed self-assessment of their individual skills and needs. The course description on the departmental website says that the course "provides intensive practice in integrating academic reading and writing." Within certain curricular guidelines, there is a good deal of freedom in terms of individual course design. The theme of the author's particular course is blogging and the citizen-journalist movement. This article describes how the author designed his version of 109.02 course called "Reading, Writing, Blogging".
University of Winnipeg. Department of Rhetoric, Writing, and Communications 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada. Tel: 204-786-9001; Fax: 204-774-4134; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio