As colleges and universities have responded to the demand of businesses and industries for graduates who can write effectively, Composition Studies has gained significance. However, in spite of the growing importance attached to writing, many composition courses do not satisfactorily educate their students. This volume includes essays by writing specialists who are concerned with their own failure to improve their students' writing skills. In addition to exploring the shortcomings of Composition Studies, the contributors discuss needed reforms for the teaching of writing.This evidence is drawn from student and instructor responses to the English Placement Test (freshman year) and the University ... writing samples, both tests include a section that specifically prompts a writer to plan a second draft of the essay.
|Title||:||Reforming College Composition|
|Author||:||Ray Wallace, Alan Jackson, Susan Lewis Wallace|
|Publisher||:||Greenwood Publishing Group - 2000|