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The I-Search Paper: Revised Edition of Searching Writing

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This revised and retitled edition of Searching Writing includes two additional I-Search papers, one by a teacher, and a new chapter entitled "The Larger Context," which shows how the I Search concept can work throughout the whole curriculum in school and college. As with the first edition, The I-Search Paper is more than just a textbook; it's a new form of instructional he ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published July 11th 1988 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Karen
Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Okay, I'll confess that I didn't finish reading this book, because it was so repetitive that I just couldn't handle it any more. But I certainly got the gist -- one couldn't avoid getting the gist, given that repetition -- and it's a fine one. Macrorie was important in 1988 (when this was published) for saying that the researcher him or herself matters and that we should investigate things we are invested in. Totally with him there. But I differ with him in that he's apparently happy to get poor ...more
Rebecca Caufman
Aug 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Information presented on the I-Search Research Process prompted me to read this text. Although some of the discussion on libraries is outdated it was and interesting read to fully understand how Dr. Macrorie envisioned this research method to go.
Rachel M.
Jan 18, 2012 rated it it was ok
*This book has a 2.5 star rating!!!

This book presents a "new" theory of research that was developed in the 1980s-the I-search paper. While most research papers focus on presenting a thesis and proving it via the use of researched facts, I-search papers focus more on the journey of researching. I-search papers allow you to use 1st person and to divide your paper into sections, such as how you got interested in the topic and the challenges that you faced during the research process. I-searching al
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Andrew R. Keating
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The I-Search Paper by Ken Macrorie is a good guide for those who teach writing as a reflective practice. It gets students thinking more deeply on their own writing process. Though it is a break from the traditional way one conducts research, it is a great way to get high school and early college students thinking about their own learning.
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