The Community College Writer

The Community College Writer

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While there have been several studies of writing programs at larger, baccalaureate institutions, the community college classroom has often been overlooked. Authors Howard Tinberg and Jean-Paul Nadeau fill this gap with The Community College Writer, a systematic and unique case study of first semester writing students at a community college. Drawing on surveys, interviews, and samples of classroom assignments, Tinberg and Nadeau use their research at one community college to reach out to instructors throughout the nation, fostering communication between community college faculty members in the effort to establish full-fledged writing programs geared toward student success. At the heart of the book are the voices of the students themselves, as they discuss both their teachersa€™ expectations and their own. Through a series of case studies, the authors reveal the challenges students face as budding writers, and their firsthand experiences with writing programs at the community college level. With this informative study, Tinberg and Nadeau seek not only to encourage dialogue between student and teacher or community college instructors, but to expand the conversation about program improvement to include both two- and four-year colleges, bringing composition faculty together in an effort to improve writing programs in all schools. Included in the volume are seven appendices, including surveys and interviews with faculty and students, making The Community College Writer a comprehensive and practical guide to tackling the issues facing writing programs and this course was the different types of writing assigned. ... he hadna#39;t anticipated being asked to compose in new forms: a€œIa#39;ve never written a detailed argumentative essay, and the film review was new to me, so that type of writing when going, anbsp;...

Title:The Community College Writer
Author: Howard Tinberg, Jean-Paul Nadeau, Conference on College Composition and Communication (U.S.)
Publisher:SIU Press - 2010-02-18


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