Concise Guide to Teaching Composition, The

Concise Guide to Teaching Composition, The - Derek Soles - 9780132337557 (72)
Series
Allyn & Bacon
Author
Derek Soles  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
1
Language
English
Total pages
136
Pub.-date
June 2010
ISBN13
9780132337557
ISBN
013233755X
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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

Preface                                                                                                                         v

Chapter One                The Nature of the Writing Process                                            1

Chapter Two                The Goals of a First-Year Writing Program                             7

Chapter Three              Designing the Course Syllabus                                                15

Chapter Four                Selecting Effective Textbooks                                                  21

Chapter Five                Accommodating Student Learning Styles                               25

Chapter Six                  Why Assign Reading in a Writing Class?                                  31

Chapter Seven              Effective Writing Assignments                                                 37

Chapter Eight               Teaching Research Methods and Invention Strategies         43

Chapter Nine                How to Prevent Plagiarism                                                        49

Chapter Ten                 Teaching Students How to Revise Their Writing: The “4S” Method             55

Chapter Eleven             Teaching Students How to Edit Their Writing                         61

Chapter Twelve            Two Cheers for Peer Response                                                 67

Chapter Thirteen           Helping Students Cultivate an Effective Writing Style          73

Chapter Fourteen         Sharing Scoring Guides                                                             81

Chapter Fifteen             Grading as a Teaching Strategy                                               89

Chapter Sixteen            Computers and the Teaching of Writing                                99

Chapter Seventeen       Writing Across the Curriculum                                               107

Works Consulted                                                                                                                113