First-Year Composition

From Theory to Practice


Author: Deborah Coxwell-Teague,Ronald F. Lunsford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602355194

Category: Education

Page: 422

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Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, the editors have asked twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor discusses the major goals and objectives for their course, its major assignments, their use of outside texts, the role of reading and responding to these texts, the nature of classroom discussion, their methods of responding to student writing, and their assessment methods. Their twelve essays provide a window into these teachers' classrooms that will help readers, teachers, and writing program administrators appreciate the strengths of unity and diversity in rhetoric and composition as a field. The editors frame the twelve essays with an introductory chapter that identifies key moments in composition's history and a concluding chapter that highlights the varied and useful ways the contributors approach the common challenges of the first-year composition course. -- From publisher's website.

Teaching Information Literacy and Writing Studies: First-year composition courses


Author: Grace Veach

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 155753828X

Category: Education

Page: 330

View: 1910

This volume, edited by Grace Veach, explores leading approaches to foregrounding information literacy in first-year college writing courses. Chapters describe cross-disciplinary efforts underway across higher education, as well as innovative approaches of both writing professors and librarians in the classroom. This seminal work unpacks the disciplinary implications for information literacy and writing studies as they encounter one another in theory and practice, during a time when "fact" or "truth" is less important than fitting a predetermined message. Topics include reading and writing through the lens of information literacy, curriculum design, specific writing tasks, transfer, and assessment.

History, Reflection, and Narrative

The Professionalization of Composition, 1963-1983


Author: Mary Rosner,Beth Boehm,Debra Journet

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781567503975

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 3532

Offers an important contribution to our ongoing understanding of how composition came to be the profession it is, how the present builds on the past and how the present may challenge the future.

Perspectives on Rhetorical Invention


Author: Janet Atwill,Janice M. Lauer

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572332010

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 9229

Rhetorical invention--the discursive art of inquiry and discovery--has great significance in the history of spoken and written communication, dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans. Yet invention has received relatively little attention in recent discussions of rhetoric, writing, and communication. This collection of essays is the first book in years to focus on current research in rhetorical invention. The contributors include many well-established scholars, as well as new voices in the field. They reflect a variety of approaches and perspectives: theory, history, culture, politics, institutions, pedagogy, and community service. Several of the essays address the relationship between invention and postmodernism--some by refiguring invention, others by challenging postmodernism. Still other essays explore multicultural conceptions of invention, the civic function of invention and rhetoric, and the role of rhetorical invention in institutions and in comunity problem solving. Taken together, these essays provide a much-needed forum for ongoing study of rhetorical invention within the framework of recent developments in both scholarship and the culture at large. "If inventional research is to continue and flourish," notes Janice Lauer in her foreword, "it must remain sensitive to shifts in epistemology, ethics, and politics. The essays in this volume undertake this effort.." The Editors: Janet M. Atwill is associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee. The author of Rhetoric Reclaimed: Aristotle and the Liberal Arts Tradition and coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing: Inquiry and Action in Context and Writing: A College Handbook, she has published articles in Rhetoric Review, Encyclopedia of Rhetoric, and the Journal of Advanced Composition. Janice M. Lauer is Reece McGee Distinguished Professor of English at Purdue University, where she founded, directed, and teaches in the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition. She is coauthor of Four Worlds of Writing and Composition Research: Empirical Designs and has published numerous articles on rhetoric and composition. Contributors: Frederick J. Antczak, Janet M. Atwill, Julia Deems, Richard Leo Enos, Theresa Enos, Linda Flower, Debra Hawhee, Janice M. Lauer, Donald Lazere, Yameng Liu, Arabella Lyon, Louise Wetherbee Phelps, Jay Satterfield, Haixia Wang, Mark T. Williams.

Westwärts 1 & 2



Author: Rolf Dieter Brinkmann

Publisher: Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag GmbH


Category: German poetry

Page: 183

View: 8572

Changing of Knowledge in Composition

Contemporary Perspectives


Author: Lance Massey,Richard C. Gephardt

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

View: 8915

Lance Massey and Richard Gebhardt offer in this collection many signs that composition again faces a moment of precariousness, even as it did in the 1980s—the years of the great divorce from literary studies. The contours of writing in the university again are rapidly changing, making the objects of scholarship in composition again unstable. Composition is poised to move not from modern to postmodern but from process to postprocess, from a service-oriented "field" to a research-driven "discipline." Some would say we are already there. Momentum is building to replace "composition" and the pedagogical imperative long implied in that term with a "writing studies" model devoted to the study of composition as a fundamental tool of, and force within, all areas of human activity. Appropriately, contributors here use Stephen M. North's 1987 book The Making of Knowledge in Composition to frame and background their discussion, as they look at both the present state of the field and its potential futures. As in North's volume, The Changing of Knowledge in Composition describes a body of research and pedagogy brimming with conflicting claims, methodologies, and politics, and with little consensus regarding the proper subjects and modes of inquiry. The deep ambivalence within the field itself is evident in this collection. Contributors here envision composition both as retaining its commitment to broad-based, generalized writing instruction and as heading toward content-based vertical writing programs in departments and programs of writing studies. They both challenge and affirm composition's pedagogical heritage. And they sound both sanguine and pessimistic notes about composition's future.

Weibliche Rede, Rhetorik der Weiblichkeit

Studien zum Verhältnis von Rhetorik und Geschlechterdifferenz


Author: Doerte Bischoff,Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783793093213

Category: Feminism

Page: 504

View: 3941


Kultur, Kunst, Gesellschaft


Author: Gunter Gebauer,Christoph Wulf

Publisher: N.A


Category: Aesthetics

Page: 462

View: 716

Encountering student texts

interpretive issues in reading student writing


Author: Bruce Lawson,Susan Sterr Ryan,W. Ross Winterowd

Publisher: Natl Council of Teachers


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

View: 4144

Das Black-Box-Prinzip

Warum Fehler uns weiterbringen


Author: Matthew Syed

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423430656

Category: Psychology

Page: 360

View: 5510

Analysieren statt vertuschen Menschen, die gezielt aus Fehlern lernen, anstatt sie zu vertuschen oder anderen in die Schuhe zu schieben, nennt Matthew Syed Black-Box-Denker. Dazu sind jedoch nur wenige in der Lage. Auch in vielen Unternehmen geht man mit Misserfolgen nicht offen und ohne Schuldzuweisungen um. Syed bietet aufschlussreiche Analysen für dieses Verhalten. Zu welchen Erfolgen hingegen ein offensiver Umgang mit Fehlern führen kann, zeigt Syed anhand konkreter Beispiele, aus der Welt des Sports oder von erfolgreichen Unternehmen wie Google, Pixar oder Dropbox.

Die Gutenberg-Elegien

Lesen im elektronischen Zeitalter


Author: Sven Birkerts

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3105617051

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 2321

Leidenschaftliche und melancholische essayistische Variationen über das Lesen, allen Bücherfreunden zum Trost, die sich den Verheißungen der schönen neuen Bildschirmwelt nicht restlos überlassen wollen. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Culture Shock and the Practice of Profession

Training the Next Wave in Rhetoric and Composition


Author: Virginia Anderson,Susan Romano

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 410

View: 6580

This collection steps into the debate about how doctoral programs should prepare students for the profession. Contributors include professionals reinventing PhD programs, graduate students who are the targets of this reinvention, and new PhDs caught between assumptions nurtured by the graduate experience and the reality of the postgraduate world.