Talk about Writing

Mediating Knowledge about Academic Writing Through Discussions of Student Work Beth Lewis Samuelson. 5 0 1 13 ] RARY OF RARY OFT Be 1 513 ) CALIFOR JF CALIFOS B 21 eleu SARY OF Th . SARY OF TH ' 13 ) [ C !! Talk about writing ...

Author: Beth Lewis Samuelson


ISBN: UCAL:C3501220


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About Writing

Author: Kristin R. Woolever

Publisher: Harcourt

ISBN: 0534146406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This book should be of interest to students and teachers of English at advanced and professional levels.

Everything You Needed to Learn about Writing in High School but A You Were in Love B You Have Forgotten C You Fell Asleep D They Didn t Tell You E All of the Above

Beth Means, Lindy Lindner. r Contents Foreword xi Introduction xiii 1-DECIDING WHAT TO WRITE ABOUT.

Author: Beth Means

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: 0872877116

Category: Reference

Page: 180

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From the Back Cover: Beth Means is a real-life writer, and Lindy Lindner is a real-life teacher-an ideal combination for a book on learning to write. For years they have taught students what to write, how to write it, and how to put flash and pizzazz into humdrum prose. This book will show you. Using their easy approach, you will learn to make everything from term papers to love letters flow more easily. You will avoid common pitfalls and problems, prevent writer's block, and polish your finished piece to perfection. You will be amazed at your own talent-your speed, your fluency, your impact. Unlock the power of the words inside you-and don't wait too long.

Writing and Motivation

In addition, the portraits illustrate each student's willingness to think seriously about writing. For Ethan (triggered situational interest), the opportunity to write about basketball temporarily triggers an interest for writing.

Author: Suzanne Hidi

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9781849508216

Category: Education

Page: 348

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Bringing together contributions from international research on writing and motivation this volume addresses the implications of writing instruction based on the 2 main approaches to writing research: cognitive and socio-cultural. It provides systematic analysis of the various models, perspectives, and methods of motivation and writing.

Discipline Specific Writing

Investigating discipline-specific writing in local contexts: a question-driven, discourse-based approach This section presents a toolkit that practitioners may apply to exploring discipline-specific writing in their local institutions ...

Author: John Flowerdew

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315519005

Category: Education

Page: 218

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Discipline-Specific Writing provides an introduction and guide to the teaching of this topic for students and trainee teachers. This book highlights the importance of discipline-specific writing as a critical area of competence for students, and covers both the theory and practice of teaching this crucial topic. With chapters from practitioners and researchers working across a wide range of contexts around the world, Discipline-Specific Writing: Explores teaching strategies in a variety of specific areas including science and technology, social science and business; Discusses curriculum development, course design and assessment, providing a framework for the reader; Analyses the teaching of language features including grammar and vocabulary for academic writing; Demonstrates the use of genre analysis, annotated bibliographies and corpora as tools for teaching; Provides practical suggestions for use in the classroom, questions for discussion and additional activities with each chapter. Discipline-Specific Writing is key reading for students taking courses in English for Specific Purposes, Applied Linguistics, TESOL, TEFL and CELTA.

The Mechanics of Writing

Do the following activities to gain insight into your writing process: A. Instructions: Write a brief paper defining what is difficult about writing. 1 . Include what you think about your ability to write as well as experiences that may ...

Author: Dona J. Young

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781598588170

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Do Commas Matter? Consider the story about my friends were heir to Uncle Josef's estate. Well, Josef wasn't really anyone's uncle, but that's what everyone called him. Uncle Josef's Last Will and testament read, I leave my entire estate to my dear friends Robert, Rosie, Charley and Sophie. The problem? Robert and Rosie filed a lawsuit staring that Charley and Sophie together were due a third of Uncle Josef's estate. Why? Uncle Josef hadn't placed a comma between Charley and Sophie. The judge agreed. Anyone who ever know uncle Josef has been careful about their pauses ever since. At last! A book on punctuation that is not a mere reference book: rather, this book invites readers on a personal journey... meant to be read cover-to-cover, this book effectively takes he mystery out of punctuation and provides practice on essential writing skills. --Elisabeth Anderson, Writing Instructor, College of DuPage A straight-forward handbook that has been infinitely more useful than any handbook or workbook I've used in college. --Dominie Schiralli, Fine Arts Major, Indiana University Northwest Students who used this method had a much easier time with composition. Because they understood grammar and mechanics, they could focus on building their writing skills. This is a great method producing fantastic results. --Peggy Patlan, Former Director of Education, Fox College The Mechanics of Writing is a manual of basic rules that actually builds writing skills, and my composition students who have used the unique method this book presents sing its praises! --Erika Mikkall, Writing Instructor, Indiana University Northwest

Success in Academic Writing

In my work with students and staff, I tend to use freewriting as a way of getting people to write down what they think and feel – something that is often not encouraged in their formal academic writing within the discipline, ...

Author: Trevor Day

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137247841

Category: Study Aids

Page: 232

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Helps students to develop confidence, technique and clarity of purpose as a writer in their discipline. Takes the reader through the complete writing process from understanding the task through researching, reading and planning, to drafting and composing, reviewing and finalising their copy with many self-study exercises included throughout.

Mastering Academic Writing

character and his/her current struggle with writing. 2. At the Writing Centre: In this section, you will follow the character as he/she visits a writing tutor to learn about writing. 3. What You Need to Know: In this section, ...

Author: Boba Samuels

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781526455062


Page: 224

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Focussing on research-related assignments, this book helps you navigate the potential pitfalls of academic writing through the experience of students who face the same challenges you do. Packed with hands-on exercises and insightful feedback, this workbook gives you the practice you need to fine tune your academic writing. Using their years of experience coaching students, the authors help you to: Develop and hone arguments Organise and interpret source material Write effective research proposals Follow academic conventions with confidence Complete collaborative writing projects. Encouraging and empowering, this book provides support as you progress through years of academic study, allowing you to develop your skills beyond the basics and master academic writing at an advanced level. SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

The Creative Writing Workbook

Is it yet another myth about truth and truthfulness in writing, about the real thing and faking it? Write down your thoughts on these questions. Out of these notes compose an article for a writing magazine. Title ± Faking It! .

Author: John Singleton

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780333985229

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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This is a companion to The Creative Writing Handbook - now in its second edition. It is very much aimed at the individual writer, based on the idea that real writing comes from within and that writing is a craft, skill with determination, art with attitude. The book is filled with useful ideas and inspiring techniques for exploring and exploiting resources available, both within and without. It focuses on three major areas - the writer's roots (family, class and gender), the writer's resources (memory and language) and the writer's art (form and technique). Chapters focus on many topics, including how memory shapes a writer's material, the pro-creative force of words and the ambiguities of art and artfulness. Many examples of established writers' works are cited to give the fledgling writer much practical help.

Examples Explanations for Legal Writing

It doesn't take long in practice to realize that writing is at the heart of a lawyer's work. Thus, in addition to scholarly journals and publications, many practitioners publish blogs, bar journal articles, and books aimed at practicing ...

Author: Terrill Pollman

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454891222

Category: Law

Page: 432

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A favorite classroom prep tool of successful students that is often recommended by professors, the Examples & Explanations (E&E) series provides an alternative perspective to help you understand your casebook and in-class lectures. Each E&E offers hypothetical questions complemented by detailed explanations that allow you to test your knowledge of the topics in your courses and compare your own analysis. Here’s why you need an E&E to help you study throughout the semester: Clear explanations of each class topic, in a conversational, funny style. Features hypotheticals similar to those presented in class, with corresponding analysis so you can use them during the semester to test your understanding, and again at exam time to help you review. It offers coverage that works with ALL the major casebooks, and suits any class on a given topic. The Examples & Explanations series has been ranked the most popular study aid among law students because it is equally as helpful from the first day of class through the final exam.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas

Figure 3.3 Attitude Analysis: A Writer's Self-Check The following rubric is an informal assessment of a student's attitude toward writing experiences.The “scrimmage line” represents the low end of the scale; the “goalpost” represents ...

Author: Carolyn Chapman

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781412972321

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Best-selling authors Carolyn Chapman and Rita King provide specific strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers.

Writing Across the Curriculum at Work

There was no cohesive curriculum for courses in the department and no writing across the curriculum. The skills involved in completing assignments were not known or explicitly taught, and departmental expectations of what a particular ...

Author: Ursula Doleschal

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643505514

Category: Academic writing

Page: 297

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Strategies for Teaching Writing

A teacher of writing presents the strategies, the activities, the tools; it is the responsibility of students to construct processes that fit their needs. Prewriting “One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, ...

Author: Roger Caswell

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9780871208286

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Writing is the vehicle for communication. In addition to promoting the need for good communication skills, the teaching of the writing process provides opportunities for students to develop clear thinking skills. Writing is also a developmental process that each student can successfully experience at different levels when approached systematically. Based upon this premise, this Action Tool presents the five stages of writing: prewrite, write, revise, edit, and publish in a manner that allows writing to be taught as a process. Strategies for Teaching Writing: An ASCD Action Tool makes writing in the classroom manageable. The tools provide a step-by-step approach to teaching the writing process. The tools include complete how-to-use instructions, suggestions, classroom examples and cross-curricular activities. Using the tools, teachers can grant students time to write, to process their thoughts and develop a way to analyze their thinking using cognitive reasoning instead of impromptu thought. The Action Tool also provide teachers with assessment strategies to assess students participation and progress at each stage of the writing process.

Writing Your Way

own about what writing is and what its importances are. That at least is what happened to me. Moreover, it's generally acknowledged to be a good idea to let students see you writing too and thus to begin sensing that writing is a ...

Author: Peter Stillman

Publisher: Boynton/Cook Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015000144429

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 158

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A textbook designed to help students develop individual writing skills suitable for a variety of purposes.

Goals for Academic Writing

These tendencies appear to be fundamental reasons why people's orientations to their writing seem to develop progressively over time rather than alter radically, even for students learning to write in a second language in new cultural ...

Author: Alister H. Cumming

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027219695

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 204

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This book documents the results of a multi-year project that investigated the goals for writing improvement among 45 students and their instructors in intensive courses of English as a Second Language (ESL) then, a year later, in academic programs at two Canadian universities. The researchers present a detailed framework to describe these goals from the perspectives of the students as well as their instructors. The goals are analyzed for groups of students from particular backgrounds internationally, for changes over time, and in relation to the ESL and academic courses. The authors use activity theory, goal theory, various sociolinguistic concepts, and multiple data sources (interviews, observations, stimulated recalls, questionnaires, and text analyses) to provide a contextually-grounded perspective on learning, teaching, writing, second-language development, and curriculum policy. The book will interest researchers, educators, and administrators of ESL, university, college, and literacy programs around the world.

Creative Writing

Each chapter of the Workbook contains several writing exercises. Their purpose is to give you immediate practice in whatever aspects of writing are being discussed. They are not tests - they are meant to be enjoyable, doable, ...

Author: Linda Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317797029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 664

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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Supporting Research Writing

writing teaching in Europe in both anglophone and non-anglophone contexts. Written by Sally Burgess and Anne Pallant, this chapter explains how academic writing programmes can take different didactic perspectives, by focusing on the ...

Author: Valerie Matarese

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9781780633503

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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Supporting Research Writing explores the range of services designed to facilitate academic writing and publication in English by non-native English-speaking (NNES) authors. It analyses the realities of offering services such as education, translation, editing and writing, and then considers the challenges and benefits that result when these boundaries are consciously blurred. It thus provides an opportunity for readers to reflect on their professional roles and the services that will best serve their clients’ needs. A recurring theme is, therefore, the interaction between language professional and client-author. The book offers insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by considering ourselves first and foremost as writing support professionals, differing in our primary approach (through teaching, translating, editing, writing, or a combination of those) but with a common goal. This view has major consequences for the training of professionals who support English-language publication by NNES academics and scientists. Supporting Research Writing will therefore be a stimulus to professional development for those who support English-language publication in real-life contexts and an important resource for those entering the profession. Takes a holistic approach to writing support and reveals how it is best conceived as a spectrum of overlapping and interrelated professional activities Stresses the importance of understanding the real-world needs of authors in their quest to publish Provides insights into the approaches used by experienced practitioners across Europe

The Writing Shop

For my fortieth birthday, my husband planned a surprise party with the central theme of writing. ... Another sister brought a game of Jenga and asked everyone to write on the sides of the blocks; now, when we play Jenga, ...

Author: Suzanne Farrell Smith

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004397880

Category: Education

Page: 112

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The Writing Shop reimagines what writing workshop can be, by borrowing from workshops of all kinds—carpentry, textile, machine, and more. When the essential elements of all workshops are adopted in writing workshop, writers will flourish.

Therapy Stand Up and the Gesture of Writing

Desire is the creative-relational gesture that means we can't not go beyond ourselves, can't not spill out, can't not become caught up in the im/possibility80 of life's excess. Take it to heart, writing as a method of inquiry is ...

Author: Jonathan Wyatt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351714419

Category: Psychology

Page: 214

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Therapy, Stand-Up, and the Gesture of Writing is a sharp, lively exploration of the connections between therapy, stand-up comedy, and writing as a method of inquiry; and of how these connections can be theorized through the author’s new concept: creative-relational inquiry. Engaging, often poignant, stories combine with rich scholarship to offer the reader provocative, original insights. Wyatt writes about his work as a therapist with his client, Karl, as they meet and talk together. He tells stories of his experiences attending comedy shows in Edinburgh and of his own occasional performances. He brings alive the everyday profound through vignettes and poems of work, travel, visiting his mother, mourning his late father, and more. The book’s drive, however, is in bringing together therapy, stand-up, and writing as a method of inquiry to mobilise theory, drawing in particular from Deleuze and Guattari, the new materialisms, and affect theory. Through this diffractive work, the text formulates and develops creative-relational inquiry. With its combination of fluent story-telling and smart, theoretical propositions, Therapy, Stand-up, and the Gesture of Writing offers compelling possibilities both for qualitative scholars who have an interest in narrative, performative, and embodied scholarship, and those who desire to bring current, complex, theories to bear upon their research practices.

Fear Truth Writing

we write to overcome that fear, and in overcoming that fear we find something other than fear; other times we write to cover up the fear by obscuring the truth.6 There are two reasons I find the study of these relations important.

Author: Alison Leigh Brown

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791497746

Category: Philosophy

Page: 145

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This book describes and examines the fear of exposure one faces when creating for cultural consumption. Examining the work of Cixous, Foucault, Irigaray, Spinoza, Hegel, Hakim Bey, Heidegger, Kathy Acker, Derrida, and Kierkegaard, the author finds spaces where fear and anxiety give way to connection and community.