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ENGL 485

The Teaching of Writing
An introduction to theories and techniques of writing instruction. Current theory and research is applied in the development of a repertoire of approaches to writing instruction and curriculum development. Students examine research that analyzes writing from linguistic, psychological and developmental perspectives. Direct experience in personal writing reinforces theoretical study of the processes of composition and enables prospective teachers to improve their own writing skills. Each student designs a model writing program or course, including a rationale for choices made, that demonstrates how specific features of the course or program will be taught.