Writing for Real A Handbook for Writing in Community Service

ISBN-10: 0321089111

ISBN-13: 9780321089113

Edition: 2003

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List price: $62.40
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 10/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Ardel Haefele-Thomas is chair of the Department of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies at the City College of San Francisco.

Foundations: Conceptualizing Service-Learning
Why Community-Based Writing?
A Bit of History: Service-Learning and a Democratic Education
Service-Learning Partnerships
Community and Communication: Linking Service-Learning and Writing
Kinds of Writing in Service-Learning
Writing in College and Writing in the Community
What Is Academic Writing?
What Is Community-Based Writing?
Collaborations in the Academic Community
Collaborations in a Service-Learning Context
Collaborations in the "Contact Zone."
Ground Work: Understanding Your Service-Learning Project
Understanding "Service"
The Power Equation in "Service."
Noblesse Oblige
Outsider or Insider?
Giving Back
Making Connections
Understanding the Course Context
Assessing Your Interests, Values, and Limitations
Locating Potential Placements and Projects
Finding a Good Match
There Will Still Be Surprises out There
Negotiating Community-Based Assignments
Why Meeting at Your Agency Is So Important
Arranging the Initial Meeting
Preparing for Your Meeting
Agreeing on a Project
Considering Time Management from the Very Beginning
Work Styles and Writing Assignments in the Community
Work Styles in Community Writing: Independence and Collaboration
Discourse Communities
Writing Purposes, Genres, and Assignments in the Community
Academic Writing in a Service-Learning Context
The Challenges of Academic Writing
Academic Assignments in the Disciplines
Rhetorical Purpose and Community-Based Writing
Construction Zones: Fulfilling Your Service-Learning Assignment
Researching with Attention to Audience and Purpose
Library Research
Internet Sources
Research in the Community
Knowledge Is Power
Mapping, Organizing, and Drafting
Community-Based Academic Projects
Practical Writing Projects
Audience and Purpose: the Foundation of Formatting Decisions
Formatting Elements of Practical Documents
Seven Steps in Practical Document Design
Documenting Academic Writing
Documentation Styles and Conventions in the Disciplines
Documenting Practical Documents
Revising and Editing
General Strategies for Revising and Editing
Revising and Editing Strategies for Community Writing
Standing Back: Assessing the Finished Work
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