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The Subject Is Writing: Essays by Teachers and Students,9780867095487

The Subject Is Writing: Essays by Teachers and Students

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Edition:
3rd
ISBN13:

9780867095487

ISBN10:
0867095482
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
3/1/2003
Publisher(s):
BOYNTON/COOK PUBLISHERS
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Summary

"I often hear assertions," says Wendy Bishop, "that writing classes have no content, especially when compared to literature classes or other classes in other disciplines where famous texts by famous authors are commonly under discussion." In this unique compilation of essays, Bishop brings together the voices of teachers and students to affirm that the content of writing classrooms is the work that these individuals do together. It is this focus on reading and writing about writing that has made The Subject Is Writingsuch a popular text.Like earlier editions, the third edition serves as both a classroom reader and a rhetoric for first-year college writing. End-of-chapter questions invite students to respond to the essayists with essays of their own. Turning to the appendix of Hint Sheets, teachers and students will find a selection of handouts filled with practical advice that will help them navigate through the daily life of their classrooms.The third edition has been enhanced with three new essays by teachers and the work of four new student authors. They discuss choosing topics, developing voice in writing, and understanding classroom writing assignments; they offer insights into drafting practices and encourage readers to investigate their writing lives in similar ways. The essays in The Subject Is Writingare not esoteric, academic treatises, but relevant and earnest communications that speak to all writers as peers, colleagues, and interested adult makers of meaning.

Author Biography

Kellogg Hunt Professor of English at Florida State University, WENDY BISHOP teaches composition and rhetoric and creative writing. She is the author or editor of a number of books, essays, and articles on composition and creative writing pedagogy and writing research.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Third Edition ix
Acknowledgments xiii
Part I: Writing to Learn and Imagine
1(50)
Writing as a Tool for Learning and Discovery
3(10)
Thia Wolf
Memories of Wandering Thoughts
13(8)
Amanda McCorquodale
Changing as a Writer
21(7)
Audrey Brown
Journeys in Journaling
28(10)
Chris M. Anson
Richard Beach
Time, Tools, and Talismans
38(13)
Susan Wyche
Part II: Invitations to Write
51(54)
From Oral Narratives to Written Essays
53(10)
Ormond Loomis
Invention Throughout the Writing Process
63(14)
Amy Hodges
How to Get the Writing Done
77(7)
Donald M. Murray
A Lesson in Revision
84(16)
Toby Fulwiler
The Steps of ING
100(5)
Rebecca Bybel
Part III: To the Writer
105(34)
That Isn't What We Did in High School: Big Changes in the Teaching of Writing
107(8)
Donald A. McAndrew
Does Coming to College Mean Becoming Someone New?
115(6)
Kevin Davis
Timm's Tips for College Writing Success
121(6)
Nathan Timm
Access: Writing in the Midst of Many Cultures
127(12)
Hans Ostrom
Part IV: Behind the Scenes
139(54)
The Cupped Hand and the Open Palm
141(11)
Hephzibah Roskelly
Understanding Writing Assignments: Tips and Techniques
152(10)
Dan Melzer
Responding---Really Responding---to Other Students' Writing
162(11)
Richard Straub
What Is a Grade?
173(9)
Pat Belanoff
Resisting Writing/Resisting Writing Teachers
182(11)
Beth Daniell
Art Young
Part V: Figuring in the World
193(48)
Style: The Hidden Agenda in Composition Classes or One Reader's Confession
195(15)
Kate Ronald
Hearing Voices: Yours, Mine, Others
210(10)
Jay Szczepanski
Mr. Belly Goes to Hollywood
220(6)
Scott Arkin
When All Writing Is Creative and Student Writing Is Literature
226(11)
Wendy Bishop
I Am Not a Writer, I Am a Good Writer
237(4)
Joe Quatrone
Part VI: Hint Sheets for Students and Teachers
241(2)
Inventing Inventions
243(1)
Prompts for Writing About Language Communities
243(2)
Understanding Writing Assignments by Dan Melzer
245(1)
Example Assignments for Practice
245(4)
Getting Your Journal Going
249(2)
A Sampler of Creative Ways to Respond to a Literary Text
251(1)
Intentionally
252(1)
Randomly
252(1)
Partner Inventory for Working Together
253(1)
A Discussion of Drafting Levels
254(2)
Identifying, Improving, and Developing Voice by Jay Szczepanski
256(1)
Identifying Voice
256(1)
Improving Voice
256(1)
Developing Voice
257(1)
Revising Out---Expanding and Amplifying a Draft (Before Revising In)
258(2)
Some Style Play
260(4)
Responding to Peer Writing Before a Full-Class Workshop
264(2)
The Executive Summary for Sorting Out Full-Class Responses
266(1)
Radical Revision
267(2)
The Processes of Writing Portfolios
269(1)
Handout for Submitting Writing Portfolios
269(2)
Handout for a Portfolio Checklist
271


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