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               The president of our two year community college (4,000 or so
          students) is hearing our business advisory committees request
          better writing skills of our graduates. I have provided her with
          some good summaries of the writing across the curriculum movement,
          and now I'm looking for some exemplary practice at the community
          college level.
               I have heard her toy with two ideas--one, an "open lab" where
          students would be expected to bring their writing needs instead of
          having (additional, I hope) composition classes.  The other would
          be to attach an English composition instructor to a particular
          area, allowing release time for the instructor to work with content
          specialists to plan for more writing in content areas,to do the
          writing tutorials and to mark for writing competence.
               So as well as examples of exemplary practice, do any of you
          have experience with either or both of these models?  What are
          their plusses?  drawbacks?
               Unless the rest of the listserve indicates an interest, please
          feel free to respond off the listserve.
               Thanks in advance for your considered opinions. People on this
          listserve are the greatest!

          Rika Snip
          Lethbridge Community College
          Lethbridge, AB Canada

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