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English (ENGL)

ENGL 409 Composition Theory and Practice for Teachers (3) An overview of the theory and practice of writing for teachers, with emphasis on the writing process.

ENGL 409 Composition Theory and Practice for Teachers (3)

(BA) This course meets the Bachelor of Arts degree requirements.

ENGL 409 is intended to help teachers improve their writing instruction by immersing them in composition theory and providing them with the opportunity to learn the writing process through personal experience. On completion of the course, participants will be able to:
� Articulate and test composition theory in written works
� Work through each phase of the writing process in assigned essays
� Develop strategies for writing effectively in various genres and styles, including journal writing
� Produce written works which demonstrate an awareness of audience
� Implement recommendations for effective revisions
� Provide responsive feedback to peers' written work
� Develop a precis for a model lesson

Evaluation: Students will be evaluated on their knowledge and understanding of instructional objectives, demonstrated in written assignments, class discussions and other projects.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: Humanities
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: permission of the program
Concurrent: EDUC 452

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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