A Guide to Composition Pedagogies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/29/2013
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Reflecting the rich complexity of contemporary college composition pedagogy, A Guide to Composition Pedagogies presents original essays on the most important approaches to teaching writing. Each essay is written by an experienced teacher/scholar and describes one of the major pedagogies employed today to familiarize newcomers with the topography of Composition Studies. An invaluable tool for graduate students and new teachers, this bibliographic resource provides an exceptional introduction to Composition Studies and the extensive range of available pedagogical approaches.

Now in its second edition, this guide substantially updates all chapters from the previous edition--on basic, collaborative, community-engaged, critical, expressive, feminist, process, Writing Across the Curriculum, and writing center pedagogies. It also features new chapters--"What Is Composition Pedagogy: An Introduction," "Genre," "Second Language Writing," "Literature and Writing," "New Media ," "Online and Hybrid," and "Research Writing"--and also an expanded chapter, "Rhetoric and Argumentation". The essays within now contain an increased focus on issues raised by diversity, each pedagogy's approach to assessment, and technology's effect on composition.

Author Biography

Amy Rupiper-Taggart is Associate Professor and Associate Chair of English at North Dakota State University.

Kurt Schick is Associate Professor of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University.

H. Brooke Hessler is Professor of English and Eleanor Lou Carrithers Chair of Writing at Oklahoma City University.

The late Gary Tate taught English for three decades at Texas Christian University, helping establish the discipline of Composition through his editorial work.

Table of Contents

What Is Composition Pedagogy? An Introduction, Amy Rupiper-Taggart, H. Brooke Hessler, Kurt Schick
Basic Writing, Deborah Mutnick and Steve Lamos
Collaborative Writing, Rebecca Moore Howard and Krista Kennedy
Community-Engaged, Laura Julier, Kathleen Livingston, and Eli Goldblatt
Critical, Ann George
Cultural Studies, Diana George, John Trimbur and Tim Lockridge
Expressive, Chris Burnham and Rebecca Powell
Feminist, Laura Micciche
Genre, Amy Devitt
Literature and Writing, Christine Farris
New Media, Collin Brooke
Online and Hybrid, Beth Hewett
Process, Chris Anson
Researched Writing, Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jamieson
Rhetoric and Argumentation, David Fleming
Second Language Writing, Paul Kei Matsuda and Matthew Hammill
Writing Across the Curriculum, Chris Thaiss and Susan McLeod
Writing Center, Neal Lerner

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