Nuts and Bolts A Practical Guide to Teaching College Composition

ISBN-10: 0867093218
ISBN-13: 9780867093216
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Description: In Nuts ; Bolts, editor Thomas Newkirk details the evolution of the University of New Hampshire's writing program, drawing heavily from the oral culture -- or "lore" -- of the program. Then seven experienced practitioners contribute chapters dealing  More...

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Book details

List price: $37.15
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 4/5/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 205
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

In Nuts ; Bolts, editor Thomas Newkirk details the evolution of the University of New Hampshire's writing program, drawing heavily from the oral culture -- or "lore" -- of the program. Then seven experienced practitioners contribute chapters dealing with the issues that beginning writing teachers often struggle with: How can I sequence a writing course? How can in-class writing exercises develop writing What is the place of reading in a writing course? What is my role in writing conferences? How can I help students self-evaluate? How do I teach editing? How should I grade? Nuts ; Bolts deals with these questions in a lucid, jargon-free, and specific way. While filled with examples of student work and classroom exercises, it is more than a sampler of things that "work." Each contributor is careful to show how classroom work comes out of careful thinking about course objectives; readers are invited to eavesdrop on this decision making process. An unabashedly practical book, Nuts ; Bolts

Introduction: Locating Freshman English
Thomas Newkirk Charting a Course in First-Year English
Conferences and Workshops
Conversations on Writing in Process
Rule Exercises for Discovery
Experiment
Skills, and Play
Using Reading in the Writing Classroom
Teaching the Research Paper
Bruce Ballenger Editing
The Last Step in the Process
Evaluation as Acts of Reading
Response, and Reflection
Elizabeth Chiseri Strater

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