A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers

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From answering the question "Why teach writing?" to offering guidance in managing group work and responding to assignments, this remarkably successful text provides a comprehensive introduction to the teaching of writing. Now updated to incorporate the latest developments in the field, A Rhetoric for Writing Teachers describes in straightforward terms the cross-disciplinary scholarship that has reinvigorated composition teaching. Reflecting current views of writing as social interaction, this edition emphasizes workshops, collaborative learning, and holistic evaluation. Chapters on prewriting techniques, organizing material, paragraphing, sentence structure, words, and revising describe how the teacher can guide students through composing, while sections on rhetoric, cognition, and linguistics discuss theoretical principles that support classroom practices and make the teacher's performance effective. Treating both the theory and practice of writing, the author encourages teachers to adopt the methods that best meet their students' needs and to develop a style of teaching informed by knowledgeable decisions. Over forty percent of the text's material is new to this edition, offering composition scholars a broad range of techniques to encourage and motivate their students. Complete with an updated bibliography and a table of important dates in the history of composition, this classic work offers both prospective and seasoned writing teachers convenient access to recent scholarship in the field and inspires them to examine what it means to teach well.show more

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  • Paperback | 306 pages
  • 154.94 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 453.59g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • 3rd edition
  • illustrations, maps
  • 0195088441
  • 9780195088441

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"An excellent text with practical, useful suggestions for teaching writing."--Brenda Ameter, Troy State University"I have used this book before and I find the Third Edition a must as a resource text for those who teach writing and composition. It has a comfortable balance of theoretical and practical discussions."--Sandra Jackson, DePaul University"Erika Lindemann should include a subtitle: ..".or, What Every Writing Teacher Should Know." Lindemann's book is admirable in its scope and accessibility for neophytes. I'm going to suggest that it becomes required reading for all of our TA's."--Ross Winterowd, University of Southern California"An excellent book for beginning teachers or TA's who want a concise introduction to theory and practice in composition studies."--Bennett A. Rafoth, Indiana University of Pennsylvania"The third edition is even better than expected....[T]he earlier editions worked very well in my methods classes. I look forward to teaching this edition."--Duane Roe, Arizona State Universityshow more

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