A descriptive study of basic writing instruction in the Christian College Coalition

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dc.contributor.advisor Hanson, Linda K. en_US
dc.contributor.author Urschel, Linda K. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:32:00Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:32:00Z
dc.date.created 1992 en_US
dc.date.issued 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1992 .U7 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/181564
dc.description.abstract This study reports information received from basic writing instructors at colleges in the Christian College Coalition, a group of 77 Christian, liberal arts colleges in the U. S. and Canada. Respondents completed a questionnaire and submitted sample syllabi and writing assignments. The study compares data from the respondents to current theories of basic writing instruction, most notably those of Andrea Lunsford and Mike Rose. It also compares the results to a similar study of all colleges by Joe Trimmer.The study found that the Christian College Coalition population was similar to the national population with regard to placement methods, textbook choice, and course goals. However, the study showed that a significant portion of basic writing courses are taught by tenure track English department faculty members. This finding represents a strength of this population as the national study showed that almost no basic writing courses were taught by tenure track faculty. In addition, the atmosphere of the small, Christian liberal arts colleges encourages low teacher/student ratios and more contact between faculty members and students in writing classes. These are areas of strength the Coalition schools should develop further.This study also reports and analyzes actual writing assignments and syllabi, some of the course materials Stephen North calls "lore." The examination of these materials shows more clearly than survey responses the types of writing students are actually doing in basic writing classes. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of English
dc.format.extent iii, 160 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Remedial teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Grammar -- Study and teaching (Higher) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh English language -- Writing. en_US
dc.title A descriptive study of basic writing instruction in the Christian College Coalition en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/862274 en_US


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