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Best Practices-Designing Courses

Designing Courses

What is the best way to design a basic writing course?

In order to determine the best way to structure a basic writing course or program, it is necessary first to develop an understanding of who basic writers are and what basic writing is, as well as to determine the purpose of the basic writing course or program and the needs of its students.

The following nodes are designed to help educators and administrators determine the best structure for basic writing courses at their institutions.

What is basic writing, and who are basic writers?
How should basic writers be taught to write, and what kind of writing should they do?
What are the composing processes of basic writers?
How can writing centers be integrated into a basic writing program?
How should the effectiveness of basic writing courses or programs be assessed?
How are students placed into basic writing courses?
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