Concepts in Composition Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing

ISBN-10: 0415885167

ISBN-13: 9780415885164

Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)

Authors: Irene L. Clark

List price: $89.95
30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee

If an item you ordered from TextbookRush does not meet your expectations due to an error on our part, simply fill out a return request and then return it by mail within 30 days of ordering it for a full refund of item cost.

Learn more about our returns policy


Focused on scholarship in rhetoric and composition over the past quarter-century,Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writingis designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, enabling prospective teachers to develop their own comprehensive and coherent conception of what writing is or should be and to consider how people learn to write. This approach allows readers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the conversation of the discipline and become familiar with some of the critical issues. Each chapter addresses a particular theoretical concept relevant to classroom teaching and includes activities to help readers establish the connection between theoretical concepts and classroom lessons. A major premise is that only when prospective writing teachers understand this relationship will they be able to teach effectively. The chapters, designed to facilitate this understanding, include: *an overview of a significant concept in composition that has generated scholarly attention, and in some instances, critical controversy over the past 25 years; *writing assignments and discussion prompts to foster further exploration of the concept; *thought-provoking articles; *bibliographies for further research; and *suggestions for classroom activities to apply the concept in a pedagogical context. The text is enriched by seven chapters authored by invited scholars with expertise in particular concepts of composition. Two appendixes--"Developing Effective Writing Assignments" and "Developing a Syllabus" enhance the pedagogical usefulness of the text.
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!
Study Briefs

Limited time offer: Get the first one free! (?)

All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.

Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Ethics Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Business Law Online content $4.95 $1.99
Add to cart
Study Briefs
Management Online content $4.95 $1.99
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $89.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 8/29/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.112
Language: English

Readings: Muriel Harris, "Composing Behaviors of One-And Multi-draft Writers."
"Moving Writers, Shaping Motives, Motivating Critique and Change: A Genre Approach to Teaching Writing."
Reading: Mike Rose, "Rigid Rules, Inflexible Plans, and the Stifling of Language A Cognitivist Analysis of Writer's Block."
Reading: Nancy Sommers, "Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers."
Reading: Peter Elbow, "Closing My Eyes as I Speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience."
Assessing Writing
Readings: Donald Daiker, "Learning to Praise."
Nancy Sommers, "Across the Drafts."
Reading: Anis Bawarshi, "Sites of Invention: Genre and the Enactment of First-Year Writing."
Readings: Tom Pace, "Style and the Renaissance of Composition Studies." Peter Elbow, "How to Get Power Through Voice."
Teaching Grammar In The Context Of Writing
Reading: Patrick Hartwell, "Grammar, Grammars, and the Teaching of Writing"
Non-Native Speakers Of English
Reading: Tony Silva, Ilona Leki, and Joan Carson, "Broadening the Perspective of Mainstream Composition Studies: Some Thoughts from the Disciplinary Margins."
Language & Diversity
Readings: Wayne O' Neil, "Dealing With Bad Ideas: Twice is Less."
Paul Kei Matsuda, "The Myth of Linguistic Homogeneity in U.S. College Composition."
Writing In Multiple Media
Reading: Madeleine Sorapure, "Between Modes: Assessing Student New Media Compositions."
Developing Effective Writing Assignments
Constructing a Syllabus
Free shipping on orders over $35*

*A minimum purchase of $35 is required. Shipping is provided via FedEx SmartPost® and FedEx Express Saver®. Average delivery time is 1 – 5 business days, but is not guaranteed in that timeframe. Also allow 1 - 2 days for processing. Free shipping is eligible only in the continental United States and excludes Hawaii, Alaska and Puerto Rico. FedEx service marks used by permission."Marketplace" orders are not eligible for free or discounted shipping.

Learn more about the TextbookRush Marketplace.