The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition


By (author) Dr. Derek Soles

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  • Publisher: ALLYN & BACON
  • Format: Paperback | 136 pages
  • Dimensions: 211mm x 274mm x 10mm | 345g
  • Publication date: 11 December 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Old Tappan
  • ISBN 10: 013233755X
  • ISBN 13: 9780132337557
  • Edition: 1

Product description

This concise guide for teaching college composition was written especially for writing teachers who are graduate teaching assistants or those whose academic preparation is in a discipline other than rhetoric and composition. Completely research based and generously documented, this practical guide boils down the most important composition theory and pedagogy into 17 brief, practical chapters that will edify those who are new to the discipline and serve as a refresher to those who are more experienced.

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Table of contents

Preface v Chapter One The Nature of the Writing Process 1 Chapter Two The Goals of a First-Year Writing Program 7 Chapter Three Designing the Course Syllabus 15 Chapter Four Selecting Effective Textbooks 21 Chapter Five Accommodating Student Learning Styles 25 Chapter Six Why Assign Reading in a Writing Class? 31 Chapter Seven Effective Writing Assignments 37 Chapter Eight Teaching Research Methods and Invention Strategies 43 Chapter Nine How to Prevent Plagiarism 49 Chapter Ten Teaching Students How to Revise Their Writing: The "4S" Method 55 Chapter Eleven Teaching Students How to Edit Their Writing 61 Chapter Twelve Two Cheers for Peer Response 67 Chapter Thirteen Helping Students Cultivate an Effective Writing Style 73 Chapter Fourteen Sharing Scoring Guides 81 Chapter Fifteen Grading as a Teaching Strategy 89 Chapter Sixteen Computers and the Teaching of Writing 99 Chapter Seventeen Writing Across the Curriculum 107 Works Consulted 113