The Concise Guide to Teaching Composition

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-12-11
  • Publisher: Pearson

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This concise guide for teaching college composition was written especially for writing teachers who are graduate teaching assistants or those whose academic preparation is in a discipline other than rhetoric and composition. Completely research based and generously documented, this practical guide boils down the most important composition theory and pedagogy into 17 brief, practical chapters that will edify those who are new to the discipline and serve as a refresher to those who are more experienced.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. v
The Nature of the Writing Processp. 1
The Goals of a First-Year Writing Programp. 7
Designing the Course Syllabusp. 15
Selecting Effective Textbooksp. 21
Accommodating Student Learning Stylesp. 25
Why Assign Reading in a Writing Class?p. 31
Effective Writing Assignmentsp. 37
Teaching Research Methods and Invention Strategiesp. 43
How to Prevent Plagiarism
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