Date of Award


Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name




First Advisor

Laing, Donald,


Education, Curriculum and Instruction.




My task here was to prepare Expository Writing (University of Windsor course #26-100) as a distance education course, which included developing a comprehensive study guide to take the place of classroom instruction (see Appendix A). This rationale justifies the approach I take in the study guide with references to literature in the fields of expository writing and distance education. Chapter 1 reviews the origins of expository writing and distance education courses in Canada. It also touches on the current delivery of these courses, particularly at the University of Windsor. Chapter 2 reviews the literature concerning the pedagogies of writing that gained prominence in Canada in recent decades (the natural process and environmental process approaches) and makes conclusions about what characterizes an effective expository writing course. Chapter 3 reviews the literature related to effective distance education, especially course design, and makes conclusions about what characterizes an effective distance education course. Chapter 4 synthesizes the literature reviews of previous chapters by suggesting features of an effective writing course delivered at a distance. It also recommends ways to implement these features within Expository Writing 01-26-100-91,an undergraduate course offered at a distance from the University of Windsor. Chapter 5 proposes course objectives, a course schedule, and a series of assignments for Expository Writing 01-26-100-91. It also introduces the topics that are explored in the appended study guide, and justifies the inclusion and presentation of these topics with reference to the literature. Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1998 .W53. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 39-02, page: 0327. Adviser: Donald Laing. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1998.