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Moran, Charles – Journal of Basic Writing, 1982
Describes an inservice and preservice training program for writing teachers at the secondary and postsecondary levels at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Includes a description of a one-day writing workshop and of a graduate course with a laboratory component. (HTH)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Models, Program Descriptions
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Hirsch, E. D., Jr. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1980
Examines research on cultural literacy (knowledge of what others know) and relates this research to writing skills and the teaching of writing. (RL)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Communication Research, Course Content, Cultural Context
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Fishman, Joshua A. – Journal of Basic Writing, 1980
Examines five biliterate (reading/writing mastery in two languages) educational settings for their functional approaches to language instruction and their different teaching methods. Notes the implications of such examinations and comparisons regarding regular English instruction and teaching English to speakers of other languages. (RL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Acquisition
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Shaughnessy, Mina – Journal of Basic Writing, 1980
Presents Mina Shaughnessy's thoughts on why English professors dislike the teaching of writing, what is needed in writing research, the disadvantages of being a writing teacher at an open admissions school, what open admissions policies have revealed about education in general and basic writing instruction in particular, and writing evaluation…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Compensatory Education, Disadvantaged, Educational Attitudes
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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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