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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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Brown, Rexford – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Makes eleven suggestions about how to develop an ideal instrument for the evaluation of student writing. (RL)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Evaluation Needs
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Williams, Joseph – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Provides evidence from various writing research and instruction projects that illustrates one of the basic problems inherent in writing evaluation: the instructor/evaluator's understanding of good and bad, right and wrong, effective and ineffective writing may not be as straightforward or sacrosanct as rhetoric texts suggest. (RL)
Descriptors: Educational Problems, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods
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Hake, Rosemary – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Recounts the rationale, development, construction, and design of an essay examination format that accounts for teacher differences and provides some objectivity in observation and measurement that is usually lacking in such writing examinations. Notes that one of the features of the format is computer readable scoring. (RL)
Descriptors: Computer Managed Instruction, English Instruction, Essay Tests, Evaluation
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Matthews, Roberta S. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Describes the procedures that a community college used in instituting an exit examination for a developmental writing course. Discusses reasons for the policies that were set up and tells what has been learned as a result of using the exit examination. (RL)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Equivalency Tests, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods
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Harris, Muriel – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Extensive practice in evaluation through each writing stage, from prewriting to final draft, helps students to sharpen their skills as critics of others' writing, guides them as they revise their compositions, and demonstrates to them that evaluating their writing is essentially their job and not their teacher's. (RL)
Descriptors: Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Feedback, Higher Education
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Larson, Richard L. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1978
Presents a selection of literature on responding to and evaluating students' composing skills in courses and tests. (RL)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation
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Johnson, Paula – Journal of Basic Writing, 1979
Outlines procedures, goals, and teacher preparation for New York University's expository writing program. Notes that the program's distinguishing features are that all freshmen are grouped according to their abilities for two semesters of composition instruction and that all undergraduates take a junior-year writing proficiency test. (RL)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Core Curriculum, Equivalency Tests, Expository Writing
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