Subject Is Writing Essays by Teachers and Students

ISBN-10: 0867095865
ISBN-13: 9780867095869
Edition: 4th 2006
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 2/3/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Like earlier editions of the widely used Subject Is Writing, the Fourth edition continues the tradition of bringing first-year students into contact with provocative ideas and voices - some of them fellow students - that will change how they think about writing. Its fresh, direct approach will appeal to your sense of purpose and professionalism as it engages your students' interests and sensibilities. Both a classroom reader and a rhetoric for first-year college writing, The Subject Is Writing, Fourth edition has been enhanced with nine new essays that cover a wide variety of topics, including: keeping a writer's notebook taking an expressive approach to academic writing using narratives in college writing employing computer strategies for revision lower order concerns such as spelling sentence structure and use of the first person in academic writing making the most of the college writing center. The practical yet reflective nature of the book remains, with questions at the end of each chapter that invite students to respond to the essayists with essays of their own. An appendix of new and revised hint sheets provides a selection of handouts and writing tips that impart advice about some of the more practical aspects of writing and the writing classroom. In addition, a new, user-friendly Instructor's Manual is available online for adopters of the text. Engage your students in a new, exciting way. Give them The Subject Is Writing, Fourth edition, and embolden them to write with clarity, grace, power, and passion.

Preface to the Fourth Edition
From the Preface to the Third Edition
Acknowledgments
How Do Writers Find Their Subjects?
Writing as a Tool for Learning and Discovery
Composting with a Writer's Notebook: An Interactive Reading
Memories of Wandering Thoughts
Time, Tools, and Talismans
Putting the Composure in Composing; or, Why I Love My Game Boy
Invention Throughout the Writing Process
Choices Writers Make About Style, Voice, and Genre
Don't Tell Me What to Write: An Expressive Approach to Writing
Writing Stories in College
Hearing Voices: Yours, Mine, Others
Style: The Hidden Agenda in Composition Classes; or, One Reader's Confession
Special Topics: Craft and Skills Advice
Virtually Inspired: Computer Strategies for Revision
Does Spelling Count?
Developing Sentence Sense
Understanding Writing Assignments: Tips and Techniques
Tips for College Writing Success
Writers and Other Writers
Changing as a Writer
The Friendly Neighborhood Writing Center-Your Personal Trainer for Writing
The Cupped Hand and the Open Palm
Responding-Really Responding-to Other Students' Writing
Larger Issues in Writing
Writing Up Primary Research Observations: "Can We Use I?"
What Is a Grade?
That Isn't What We Did in High School: Big Changes in the Teaching of Writing
When All Writing Is Creative and Student Writing Is Literature
I Am Not a Writer, I Am a Good Writer
Access: Writing in the Midst of Many Cultures
Hint Sheets for Students and Teachers
Inventing Inventions
Understanding Writing Assignments
Your Journal
A Sampler of Creative Ways to Respond to a Literary Text
A Discussion of Drafting Levels
Revising Out-Expanding and Amplifying a Draft (Before Revising In)
Revision Exercises
A Few Words About Verbs
Description
Responding to Peer Writing Before a Full-Class Workshop
Suggestions for Submitting Writing Portfolios

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