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John C. Bean is professor of English at Seattle University. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the coauthor of several leading composition and argument textbooks.
Table of Contents
Preface to the Second Edition xi
About the Author xxi
1 Using Writing to Promote Thinking: A Busy Professor’s Guide to the Whole Book 1
PART 1 UNDERSTANDING CONNECTIONS BETWEEN THINKING AND WRITING
2 How Writing Is Related to Critical Thinking 17
3 Helping Writers Think Rhetorically 39
4 Using a Range of Genres to Extend Critical Thinking and Deepen Learning 52
5 Dealing with Issues of Grammar and Correctness 66
PART 2 DESIGNING PROBLEM-BASED ASSIGNMENTS
6 Formal Writing Assignments 89
7 Informal, Exploratory Writing Activities 120
PART 3 COACHING STUDENTS AS LEARNERS, THINKERS, AND WRITERS
8 Designing Tasks to Promote Active Thinking and Learning 149
9 Helping Students Read Difficult Texts 161
10 Using Small Groups to Coach Thinking and Teach Disciplinary Argument 183
11 Bringing More Critical Thinking into Lectures and Discussions 202
12 Enhancing Learning and Critical Thinking in Essay Exams 211
13 Designing and Sequencing Assignments to Teach Undergraduate Research 224
PART 4 READING, COMMENTING ON, AND GRADING STUDENT WRITING
14 Using Rubrics to Develop and Apply Grading Criteria 267
15 Coaching the Writing Process and Handling the Paper Load 290
16 Writing Comments on Students’ Papers 317