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Cross-Talk in Comp Theory: A Reader

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Published January 1st 2003 by National Council of Teachers of English (first published June 1997)
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A good introduction to important essays and research into the study and teaching of composition, this book is dense, but accessible. It is broken down into sections, which does make it a little easier to find some of the subjects and items you might be looking for. While the book obviously can't contain everything, it contains enough articles and essays to act as a springboard for future research and otherwise acts as a good foundation for understanding the process of teaching composition.
May 03, 2008 Emily rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: comp theory folk
Shelves: grad
Well, I've read enough of it. A wonderful resource full of some of the biggest, important names in the field. The prof used it more as a supplement to a hand-picked coursepack. I'm willing to let anybody borrow this book, and if they love it more than I do, they can keep it. Right now it sits, satisfied, between a fat tome on critical literary theory and a two volume Norton Anthology of some kind of poetry or other.
Dec 17, 2012 Jason added it
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If you want to talk about Comp studies, you need to read this book. It is massive and full of some fluff and some boring and skips almost entirely the field of New Media/Digital Media/whateveritsbeingcalledbywhoever, but it is thorough and packed full of interesting essays that show the progression of dialogue in the discipline. Don't try to read it straight through, it may kill you, but do read it.
From what I understand, this is one of the better guides to comp theory. Most of the major comp theorists are included and it is comprehensive in dealing with both day-to-day writing tasks, and heady theorizing on the (seemingly unlimited) potential of the comp classroom.
Review is purely based on my personal repulsion towards reading theory, but for those of you who do enjoy it, this book will provide hours of rhetorical fun and philosophy of education hijinks! It is a comprehensive collection, providing a thorough overview of the field...
This is a great compilation of the critical papers that have formed the field of Composition and Rhetoric over the last century or so. But guess what? Almost all of them are available on J-STOR. So why buy it if you are a poor grad student?
A good survey--of course it can't be comprehensive, but some excellent debates are presented: bruffee trimbul, lunsford ong etc.
An obvious and focused survey of the field, compiling the critical conversations that have led Composition to the present day.
This is an invaluable resource for composition instructors and investigates a broad range of theories and pedagogy.
Didn't read all of this, but thoroughly enjoyed the composition movements is defines.
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