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Habits of the Creative Mind is not another textbook. Instead, Habits of the Creative Mind is a series of guideposts taking your students off the beaten path of five paragraph essays and rote responses. Portable and flexibly arranged, it works beautifully alone or as a supplement to other materials. In this refreshingly conversational volume, your students will learn to trust and refine their own thinking and improve their writing—at all skill levels. They will have access to Richard E. Miller’s and Ann Jurecic’s much acclaimed, truly unique approach to posing and exploring questions, and facing complexity—in which there are no limits to how far a student may go with his or her thinking and writing. Instantly accessible and instantly flexible, all your students need to do is dive in anywhere in the book and be ready to try something new. And throughout, they will benefit from innovative, manageable exercises—which may be completed in any order—to help them along the way.
In the Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing, the Council for Writing Program Administrators, the National Council of Teachers of English, and the National Writing Project all affirm the need to shift the emphasis in writing instruction to habits of mind. This book answers that call—and gives your students the tools they need to rise to the occasion.
Richard E. Miller and Ann Jurecic teach at Rutgers University.
Preface for Instructors
On Habits of Mind: A Letter to Students and Other Readers
On the Origins of Habits of the Creative Mind: A Letter to Teachers
On Confronting the Unknown
On Joining the Conversation
Curiosity at Work: Rebecca Skloot’s Extra-Credit Assignment
On Learning to See
On Looking and Looking Again
On Encountering Difficulty
Curiosity at Work: David Simon Pays Attention to the Disenfranchised
On Asking Questions
On Writing to a Question
Curiosity at Work: Michael Pollan Contemplates the Ethics of Eating Meat
On Going Down the Rabbit Hole
On Creative Reading
On Imagining Others
Curiosity at Work: Donovan Hohn Follows the Toys
On the Three Most Important Words in the English Language
On Writing by Formula
On Working with the Words of Others
Argument at Work: Michelle Alexander and the Power of Analogy
On the Miracle of Language
On Making Thought Visible
On Thinking Unthinkable Thoughts
Reflection at Work: Harriet McBryde Johnson and the "Undeniable Reality of Disabled Lives Well Lived"