Problem Solving Strategies for Writing in College and Community
Combining the problem solving strategies for writing with a focus on writing for the community, this text reflects late-1990s thinking on writing as a social/cognitive process. The strategy-focus transfers well from college writing to community writing. The author draws on her years of work as founder of Pittsburgh's inner city Community Literacy Center and teacher of CMU's community outreach course in literacy. The text is organized around the three distinctive types of writing most often used in outreach courses: reflection about community experience; publicity texts about and for use by agencies; and sustained inquiry into issues.
- Paperback | 500 pages
- 178.82 x 234.95 x 18.54mm | 680.39g
- 02 Dec 1997
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Florence, United States
Table of contents
Writing in college - a portrait of writers in action; understanding your own writing process; case study - a personal profile; planning and learning; making plans; generating ideas; organizing ideas; analyzing a problem and building a thesis; designing for a reader; writing reader-based prose; revising for purpose and editing for style; editing for a clear organization; two case studies - research writing; community writing - out of the classroom and into the community; observation, reflection and conversation; community writing projects; dialogue and inquiry; community problem-solving dialogues.