Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

This thesis describes and examines an experimental ESL composition course that featured cooperative learning and collaborative writing , a course that also involved thematic sequencing of assignments and portfolio grading of students' individual writing. The course was a revised version of Iowa State University's English 101C (Advanced Composition for Non-Native Speakers of English), with the revisions directed toward the attainment of the official course goal of preparing ESL students for the Iowa State First Year Composition Program. The changes in the course enabled 101C students to write assignments modeled on ISU freshman composition assignments--particularly academic and argumentative writing assignments.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5446

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Roberta Enid Golliher

Language

en

Date Available

2014-02-21

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

227 pages

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