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Eisenberg, Anne – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Notes that teaching techniques used to "build" vocabulary are not based on the ways most people acquire vocabulary. Discusses the problems and possibilities of expanding students' language usage. (RL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English Instruction, Higher Education, Semantics
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Stotsky, Sandra – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Describes the characteristics of academic language (mature expository prose; the formal English of college textbooks). Discusses theoretical and practical issues involved in the procedures for selecting and teaching academic vocabulary, and suggests teaching ideas, techniques, and materials. (RL)
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English Instruction, Higher Education, Language Usage
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Gallagher, Brian – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Provides six propositions concerning the use of vocabulary in business writing. Suggests practical exercises for teaching these propositions to business students. (RL)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Business Communication, Higher Education, Language Styles
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Boorstein, Karen – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Offers exercises for teaching basic writing students how to use derivational suffixes. (RL)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Suffixes
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Fox, Len – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Notes that English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers have been carefully nurturing student ability to produce language, while neglecting the receptive side of learning. Proposes that increased amounts of reading should be assigned at all levels of ESL programs. Suggests ways to restructure programs and to teach reading and vocabulary…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Reading Assignments, Reading Improvement
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Harris, Jeanette; Brannon, Lil – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Notes that traditional methods of teaching vocabulary development do not reflect the learning patterns of basic writing students. Suggests ways of modifying vocabulary instruction to help remedial students. (RL)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Processing, Learning Problems, Learning Processes
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Hoover, Regina M. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Describes a weekly vocabulary assignment for college students with poor reading skills and shows how it provides incidental reading and writing benefits. (RL)
Descriptors: Assignments, Reading Difficulties, Remedial Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kamin, June – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Shows how one teacher develops student vocabulary and spelling skills as part of the writing process. (RL)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Spelling
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D'Eloia, Sarah – Journal of Basic Writing, 1977
Notes the problems associated with integrating grammar study in writing instruction. Provides strategies for such integration, including a syllabus for teaching the verb phrase. (RL)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education, Sentence Structure
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Davidson, David M. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1977
Considers ways to diagnose and group ESL (English as a Second Language) students for writing instruction that is based on sentence combining. Suggests available materials to use with this technique, and offers specific examples of the use of sentence combining to generate prenominal adjectives and relative clauses. (RL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Higher Education, Native Speakers, Sentence Combining
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Kunz, Linda Ann – Journal of Basic Writing, 1977
Outlines the basic elements and classroom applications of "word grammar," a form of sector (tagmemic) analysis to be used in standard English instruction. (RL)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Grammar, Higher Education, Sentence Structure
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Gray, Barbara Quint; Trillin, Alice – Journal of Basic Writing, 1977
Offers guidelines for preparing and using audiovisual materials, showing how four rules were applied to the construction of videotape curriculum materials for grammar instruction at the City University of New York. (RL)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Curriculum Development, English Instruction, Grammar
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Dash, Irene G. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Tells how the author combines the study of metaphors and individual words in writing assignments about Shakespeare's plays and other works of literature. (RL)
Descriptors: College Students, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literature Appreciation
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Maimon, Elaine P. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1980
Explores and puts to rest the misconceptions that faculty members from English as well as other disciplines hold about teaching writing. Makes suggestions that may help English teachers who want to establish an institution-wide program of writing gain the cooperation of other departments. (HTH)
Descriptors: College Faculty, English Departments, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach