Hi everyone and Happy New Year! Did Margaret Proctor do a survey of all writing
programmes in Ontario at one time? If not, it sounds to me as though we should
be thinking about doing something of the kind Canada-wide so that we all know
who does what where. I'm sure, as others have indicated, that each writing
programme would claim exemplary status in one area or another. May I muddy the
waters further by questioning whether you mean Writing Programmes which include
Writing Centres, or simply Writing Credit Courses, or both? Would you include
ESL Writing Courses in your categorization of exemplary programmes? This is, I
think, a useful discussion to be having, and one which we should perhaps
continue at the Conference! Theresa.
Rick Coe wrote:
> Hi all,
> I hope you all had good holidays and that 2002 is starting well for you.
> I also hope someone can help me with two matters.
> 1. My students use the term "grammar" to include usage, punctuation,
> etc. As I understand it, the word _grammar_ actually refers only to the
> rules of syntax.
> Does anyone know a term that would replace my current chant: grammar,
> usage, punctuation, spelling, mechanics and I think one other term I can't
> remember at the moment? Mechanics I understand style guide stuff on paper
> size, formatting, etc. (Should it also include the format of
> citations?) Surely there must be on term for all this rhetorically
> important surface stuff.
> 2. This question is trickier. The chair of our senate committee which is
> considering writing instruction at SFU (including writing-intensive
> courses, supported by us, in other departments). And he asks, what is the
> exemplary writing program in Canada. Let me modify that to this: to which
> Canadian writing programs would you direct a person engaged in such a task?
> Thanks for whatever help you can offer.
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