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Teaching Composition: Background Readings

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Addressing the concerns of both first-year and veteran writing instructors, this collection includes 30 professional readings on composition and rhetoric written by leaders in the field, accompanied by helpful introductions and activities for the classroom. The new edition offers up-to-date advice on helping students avoid plagiarism, improving online instruction, blogging ...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published November 12th 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin's (first published November 1st 2004)
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Emily
Oct 04, 2013 rated it did not like it
Fuck that.
Aaron Clark
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I reviewed Finn's Literacy with an Attitude: Educating Working-Class Children in their own Self-Interest, and I feel like the copying-and-pasting of the review for that book to this book is entirely apropos. For Finn's book, I wrote the following: "A pivotal book in my understanding of what it means to be in the position of "educator". Moreover, one of the essential pieces in helping me to understand my worldview openly and honestly. In part, my this book helped me to discover my true "voice" as ...more
Phillip
Sep 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I only read a few of the essay from this book for my Pedagogy class, but it seems like a really solid collection overall. There is a wide range of articles, from various points of view and based in various comp/rhet theories, and the book deals with a wide range of issues comp instructors are likely to be concerned with.
Fawn Hinton
Jan 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
The articles compiled within this book are thought provoking and helpful to anyone teaching in this discipline. There is a wide array of viewpoints offered, so one is able to pick and choose different concepts with the goal of tailoring their teaching style.
K. M.
May 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Good general text for those w/ aspirations for college teaching.
Danielle
Sep 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, school
Lots of these essays had helpful and thoughtful information about teaching. I liked the multitude of voices and views.
sam
Jan 31, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: class, 2012
Useful compilation of theoretical texts addressing the field of composition.
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