Short Course in Writing Composition, Collaborative Learning, and Constructive Reading

ISBN-10: 0321432673
ISBN-13: 9780321432674
Edition: 4th 2007 (Revised)
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Description: A Short Course in Writing features an emphasis on constructivist reading and writing, sequenced and formal writing exercises, and collaborative exercises. Sixteen formal writing exercises. Fifty collaborative exercises. Anthology of sixteen  More...

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List price: $105.80
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

A Short Course in Writing features an emphasis on constructivist reading and writing, sequenced and formal writing exercises, and collaborative exercises. Sixteen formal writing exercises. Fifty collaborative exercises. Anthology of sixteen readings. General Interest: Improve Writing

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: Writing, Collaboration, and Social Construction
Collaborative Learning and Classroom Practice
How This Book Is Organized: A Sketch of the Contents
Why Short Course Form?
What Social Construction Means in This Book
Reading and Writing as Conversation
Position Papers and Constructive Conversation
Discourse Communities
Negotiating Community Boundaries
Remembering, Questioning, Generalizing
Mining the Past
Reminiscence
Example Reminiscence: "Arnie and the FBI"
A Family Story
Example Family Story: "I Like Ike"
Accounting for Change
Example Accounting for Change: "How I Got to College"
Collaborative Learning
Personal Experience Story: Practice Analysis
Personal Experience Story: Exchange and Analysis
Free Writing (Brainstorming)
Collaborative Learning
Task Collaborative Brainstorming
Drawing on What You Have Learned
Recalling Something You Have Learned
Example Recalling Something You Have Learned: "What I Learned in Film 1"
Example Essay: "The Role of Planning in Making Films"
Analyzing Something You Have Read
Collaborative Learning
Collaborative Learning
Task Topic Interviews
Questioning and Generalizing
Some Ways to Question and Generalize
What to Do
Make a List
Choose and Restate
Choose and Discard
Collaborative Learning
Task Issues and Generalizations
Writing Position Papers
Two Reasons
Think of a Topic
Think of a Tentative Proposition
Think of Ways to Explore, Explain, or Defend Your Position
Write a Tentative Proposition and Explore, Explain, or Defend It in the Form the Assignment Requires
Write an Introduction
Check the Paragraph Transitions
Write a Descriptive Outline and Revise
Read the Essay Aloud and Polish It
Make a Final Copy
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "To Number or Not to Number"
Example Essay: "Haiti: The Need to Unite"
Nestorian Order
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "The Sea Gull: A Great Play Makes a Bad Movie"
Example Essay: "Euthanasia: A Violation of Human Life"
Straw Man
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "Keep NASA Going"
Straw Man and One Reason
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "A Flood of Debate"
Concession
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "Project Head Start"
Example Essay: "The Blessings of Urbanization"
Notes for Part Two: Critical Issues in Writing Position Papers
Topics
Introductions
Warming Up
Writing an Introduction
Some Types of Introductions
Collaborative Learning
Task Descriptive Outline of an Introduction
Propositions
Unclear Propositions
How to Test a Proposition
Proposition Pitfalls
Wordiness
Bifurcation
Describing the Argument
Weak Verbs
Collaborative Learning
Testing Propositions
Questions That Sentences Raise
Reasons
Examples as Reasons
Narrative Conversation: What It Is, What It's For
Reasoning Conversation: What It Is, What It's For
Putting Examples in Context
Constructing a Strong Defense
Collaborative Learning
A Hook-and-Box Diagram of a Descriptive Outline
A Hook-and-Box Diagram of an Essay
Constructing Reasons
Paragraph Development
How to Develop a Paragraph
Reading Well-Developed Paragraphs
Collaborative Learning
Developing a Paragraph (Developing Operative Words)
Reading a Well-Developed Essay
Unity and Coherence
Coherence Between Paragraphs
Unity and Coherence Within Paragraphs
Examples of Disunity and Incoherence
Organizing for Coherence
Direction Signals: Transitional Words and Phrases
Testing for Unity and Coherence
Collaborative Learning
Testing for Unity
Testing for Unity and Coherence
Direction Signals
Paragraph Organization Game
Paragraph Organization Game
Reorganizing a Paragraph
"But Why Can't I Write a 'Conclusion'?"
Assumptions
Discovering Assumptions
Allowable Assumptions
Danger: Unallowable Assumptions
Collaborative Learning
Task Discovering Assumptions
Style
Talking Constructively About Style
How to Improve Awkward Style
Collaborative Learning
Simplifying Sentences
Muddling Sentences
Testing Sentence Length
Learning Formal Organization: The Crunch
Constructive Reading
Reading Aloud
Why Read Aloud?
When and How to Read Aloud
Anonymity
Descriptive Outlines
Reading and Rewriting Descriptive Outlines and How to Use Them
What an Essay Says
An Example
Testing Says Statements
What an Essay Does
Basic Does Statements
Detailed Does Statements
Getting Ready to Write a Detailed Does Statement
Collaborative Learning
Practice Descriptive Outline: Short Essays
Practice Descriptive Outline of a Paragraph
Writing Descriptive Outlines by Ear
Practice Descriptive Outline: Long Essays
Descriptive Outline Conference
Peer Review
What Peer Review Is Not: Grading Versus Evaluation
What Is Peer Review?
Learning to Write Peer Reviews
Collaborative Learning
Practice Descriptive Peer Review
Example Essay: "Acting is Believing"
Essay Exchange and Descriptive Peer Review
Accepting Authority in Evaluative Peer Review
Analysis of an Example Descriptive and Evaluative Peer Review
Example Descriptive and Evaluative Peer Review
Example Essay: "The Issues Surrounding Electronic Music"
Example Peer Review Eric Miller
Practice Descriptive and Evaluative Peer Review
Essay Exchange and Descriptive and Evaluative Peer Review
Essay Exchange and Descriptive, Evaluative, and Substantive Peer Review
Reaching Out to Members of Other Communities
Speaking Other People's Language
Talking About Elephants
Writing Across Community Boundaries
Contexts of Issues, Shareable Concerns
What an Introduction Does
Collaborative Learning
Acknowledging Differences
Doing Something About Differences as a Reader
Doing Something About Differences as a Writer
What an Ending Does
Experiment in Ending
Collaborative Learning
Practice Alternative Endings
Reading Aloud
Example Essay: "The People's Health"
Four-Paragraph Essay
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "Proteins and Health"
Example Essay: "What Should Patients Be Told?"
Notes for Part Four: Putting Position Papers to Good Use
Other Ways to End an Essay
Writing Essay Exams
Example Essay Exam
Example Essay Answer: "Sharp's Social Power"
Adapting Short Course Form for Many Uses
Length: Term Papers and Other Long Writing Assignments
Example Essay: "The Inescapable Guilt of Lieutenant Calley"
Efficiency: Writing in Business and the Professions
Example Essay Memo: "Kingsgate High School"
Example Essay Memo: "McKay, Trepp Inc."
Research and Research Writing
What Is Research?
Research Writing
The Purpose of These Research Exercises
Choosing a Book
Book List for Exercises 12-16
Basic Descriptive Outline of a Book
Writing a Basic Descriptive Outline of a Book
Example Descriptive Outline of a Book: "Descriptive Outline of Austin T. Turk, Political Criminality"
Book Review: Evaluative Judgment
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Review Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Book Review: "Aspects of Political Crime"
Report On A Review Of The Reviews: Simple Synthesis
Research: Reading the Reviews, Getting Ready to Write
Synthesis: Writing a Review of the Reviews
Using Quotations
Citation Guide
How to Find Book Reviews
Collaborative Learning
Using Bibliographic Resources
Finding Book Reviews
Reading a Review
Reading Aloud
Review Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Review of the Reviews: "Reviews of Austin Turk's Political Criminality"
Report On The Context Of Issues: Complex Synthesis
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Report Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "The Issues Surrounding Political Criminality"
Essay: Judgmental Synthesis
Collaborative Learning
Reading Aloud
Essay Exchange and Peer Conference
Example Essay: "Has Individuality Run Amok?"
A Course for Writing Peer Tutors
Why Peer Tutoring? Why a Peer Tutoring Course?
Why Should Writing Peer Tutors Write?
Results
Teaching Peer Tutors
A Sample Syllabus
Notes
Peer Tutors On Peer Tutoring
"Learning to Write Peer Reviews"
"The Hardest Part of Tutoring"
"What Tutors Can Learn"
"The Tutoring Trade"
"The Proper Atmosphere"
Collaborative Learning
First Essay for Peer Tutoring Practice
Peer Tutoring Practice Essay: "Industrialization and Modernization in Two Latin American Short Stories"
Second Essay for Peer Tutoring Practice
Peer Tutoring Practice Essay: "Reality"
"Reality"
Anthology of Student Essays
"Family and School"
"Growing Up on Spock"
"Going Back to School"
"The Benefits of a Writing Community"
"Stock Options"
"On Revoking the Second Amendment"
"Drug Testing in Sports"
"The Pluralist Model of Power and Modern Society"
"Mitosis"
"Gene Manipulation and Huxley's Brave New World"
"No One Knows Anything"
"Homer's Use of the Gods in the Iliad"
Anthology of Professional Essays
"Examsmanship and the Liberal Arts: A Study in Educational Epistemology"
"The Indispensable Opposition"
"Aerodynamic Whistles"
"Substitutes for Violence"
Bibliography
Acknowledgments
Index of Collaborative Learning Tasks

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