Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies

ASSESSING YOUR LIBRARY'S RESOURCES The success of your bibliographic
research in composition studies depends upon not only your knowledge of
bibliographic research methods but also the library resources available to you.

Author: Vicki Byard

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602357938

Category: Education

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Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies is a student-friendly guide to how knowledge is constructed and disseminated in composition studies, as well as a thorough handbook on how to conduct bibliographic research in the discipline. Student readers are taught Stephen North's taxonomy of scholarship, empirical research, and practice so that they can better contextualize the sources they read, and they learn the unique ways that some genres of publication function in composition studies. The book also leads students through the entire process of completing a bibliographic assignment.

Composition Studies Through a Feminist Lens

While the series aims to maintain the rigor and depth of contemporary
composition scholarship, it seeks to offer this ... Meade StockdellGiesler (2013)
Bibliographic Research in Composition Studies, by Vicki Byard (2009)
Composition Studies ...

Author: Shari J. Stenberg

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602354173

Category: Social Science

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Composition Studies Through a Feminist Lens offers students a lucid and engaging introduction to the discipline’s history, struggles, and accomplishments through the lens of feminism. By illuminating a vast array of feminist contributions to the rhetorical tradition, writing theory, and classroom pedagogy, Shari J. Stenberg shows how feminist scholars have made Composition Studies a more inclusive and innovative field.

An Introduction to Composition Studies

A concluding personal essay describes a life in the profession. Written by prominent authorities, these essays describe current developments in the field, outline the major issues, and suggest needed research.

Author: Erika Lindemann

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195063635

Category: Education

Page: 189

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Nine commissioned essays introduce the non-specialist to the rapidly evolving field of composition studies, discussing the nature of the field, the relationship between composition and rhetoric and between theory and practice, the history of the discipline, its bibliographic sources and problems, its methods of research, teaching writing, and the politics of the profession. A concluding personal essay describes a life in the profession. Written by prominent authorities, these essays describe current developments in the field, outline the major issues, and suggest needed research. Most essays provide a brief bibliography of further readings. This important book gives students and teachers an invaluable overview of composition studies, a vital field of English and literacy education.

Digital Reading and Writing in Composition Studies

This book offers both an exploration of collaborative reading and pedagogical strategies for teaching reading and writing that reflect the realities of digital literacies.

Author: Mary R. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351052924

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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As digital reading has become more productive and active, the lines between reading and writing become more blurred. This book offers both an exploration of collaborative reading and pedagogical strategies for teaching reading and writing that reflect the realities of digital literacies. This edited scholarly collection offers strategies for teaching reading and writing that highlight the possibilities, opportunities, and complexities of digital literacies. Part 1 explores reading and writing that happen digitally and offers frameworks for thinking about this process. Part 2 focuses on strategies for the classroom by applying reading theories, design principles, and rhetorical concepts to instruction. Part 3 introduces various disciplinary implications for this blended approach to writing instruction. What is emerging is new theories and practices of reading in both print and digital spaces—theories that account for how diverse student readers encounter and engage digital texts. This collection contributes to this work by offering strategies for sustaining reading and cultivating writing in this landscape of changing digital literacies. The book is essential for the professional development of beginning teachers, who will appreciate the historical and bibliographic overview as well as classroom strategies, and for busy veteran teachers, who will gain updated knowledge and a renewed commitment to teaching an array of literacy skills. It will be ideal for graduate seminars in composition theory and pedagogy, both undergraduate and graduate; and teacher education courses, and will be key reading for scholars in rhetoric and composition interested in composition history, assessment, communication studies, and literature pedagogy.

Research in Basic Writing

This reference handbook surveys research on the central issue associated with the teaching of unprepared writers.

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313255644

Category: History

Page: 259

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This reference handbook surveys research on the central issue associated with the teaching of unprepared writers. Though basic writing has only been recognized as a distinct area of teaching and research since 1975, the existing bibliographic texts already seem limited due to their age or lack of annotation. This volume provides current and extensive bibliographic essays and will help to define this new field of study for teachers and researchers. Following an introduction that summarizes the origins and significant texts in basic writing, the book is divided into three sections, Social Science Perspectives, Linguistic Perspectives, and Pedagogical Perspectives. The first section, which contains three essays, views the field through the lens of social, psychological, and political issues. The second section, also containing three essays, examines contributions made from studies of grammar, dialects, and second-language acquisition. The third section, in its four essays, focuses on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of basic writing courses, the use of computers in basic writing classrooms, the role of the writing lab, and the preparation of basic writing teachers. An appendix that reviews current textbooks for basic writing courses is also included, as well as an index. This book will be a valuable resource for teachers of basic writing, in education courses and workshops that train teachers and tutors, and in fields such as linguistics, technical writing, and Teaching English as a Second Language. It will also be an important addition to public and university libraries and many education programs.

Methods and Methodology in Composition Research

In original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions.

Author: Gesa Kirsch

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809317273

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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In original essays, fourteen nationally known scholars examine the practical, philosophical, and epistemological implications of a variety of research traditions. Included are discussions of historical, theoretical, and feminist scholarship; case-study and ethnographic research; text and conversation analysis; and cognitive, experimental, and descriptive research. Issues that cross methodological boundaries, such as the nature of collaborative research and writing, methodological pluralism, the classification and coding of research data, and the politics of composition research, are also examined. Contributors reflect on their own research practices, and so reflect the current state of composition research itself.

Literary Research

In articulating such a modest goal , they understate the significance of their
contribution to the emerging field of rhetoric and composition studies .
Assembling and editing a bibliographic sourcebook entails rethinking the nature
of the discipline ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B5082824

Category: Criticism

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Research in Composition and Rhetoric

A Bibliographic Sourcebook Michael G. Moran, Ronald F. Lunsford. In “
Composition Studies and Science ” ( 1983 ) , Robert Connors took issue with
Emig in an article that sends mixed signals . On the one hand he argued that
composition ...

Author: Michael G. Moran

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015009080782

Category: Reference

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This anthology focuses on the writing process itself and on fundamentals of compositional theory. Essays explore the psychology of composition, research on writing anxiety, the relationship of literary theory to composition, and reading theory as it relates to the composing process. The historical development of research methodologies in the field is examined, with particular emphasis on evaluation methods and construction of effective writing sequences and assignments. With recent educational trends toward basic writing, even teachers of the most advanced composition classes will welcome the contributions on sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, paragraphs, and volcabulary development. The essays that place composition within larger intellectual traditions will be particularly valuable to scholars currently extending their research into other disciplines. Two appendixes on text books and evaluation are designed to help composition educators and scholars select useful, innovative texts and handbooks.

Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies

... to serve up archival information in the decontextualized manner of annotated
bibliography , bibliographic essay , or literature review . ... Rather than texts
whose topics echo course titles — “ Research in Composition , ” “ Teaching Basic
Writing ” — and whose chapters ... long course , this new genre of text presents
theoretical or practical concepts and methods of inquiry that could cross courses .

Author: Sheryl I. Fontaine

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 0155069683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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This text explores the topic of collaborative writing in composition and is part of THE WADSWORTH SERIES IN COMPOSITION STUDIES, a new series for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in Composition, is designed to contextualize the theory, history, and practice of the field within the particular subjects of study and practice that are unique to specialists in the discipline. Each book in the SERIES will introduce the discipline by examining one particular kind of work in which composition specialists engage: administration, teaching first-year composition, writing as it is taught across campus, and so forth. Although each contribution to the series will provide practical information, it will also present to students the related theoretical underpinnings of this practice, contextualizing the practice in the discipline using terminology and historical explanations that beginning students in the field need and can understand.

Authorship in Composition Studies

She proposed an unusual approach to graduate coursework — to organize a
research and writing workshop that ... We offer Authorship in Composition
Studies — a collection of bibliographic essays that present an analysis of
theories of ...

Author: Tracy Hamler Carrick

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 0838462553

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 166

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Gain a historical, theoretical, and practical context for your studies in composition with AUTHORSHIP IN COMPOSITION STUDIES! Designed to help you digest and synthesize theory, history, and practice, this English text provide the historical knowledge and terminology that beginning students in the field need to understand. With coverage of concrete advice, talking-points for class discussion, and suggested exercises and writing assignments, you will develop your understanding of contemporary composition instruction.

Keywords in Composition Studies

Basic Writing : Essays for Teachers , Researchers , Administrators . Ed .
Lawrence N . Kasden ... Teaching Composition : Twelve Bibliographic Essays .
Ed . Gary Tate . ... Remedial Writing Courses : A Critique and a Proposal . ” The
Writing ...

Author: Paul Heilker

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UCSC:32106015913707

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Keywords in Composition Studies is the first systematic inquiry into the vocabulary of writing teachers and theorists. In brief yet heavily researched essays, contributors explore the development of and interconnections among fifty-five of the most consequential words in the field. It is with these critical terms that the contemporary field of composition has been composed, and in this sense, Keywords in Composition Studies is an introduction to the principal ideas and ideals of compositionists. Yet this book is neither a dictionary nor an encyclopedia; it does not attempt to capture the established knowledge of a unified discipline through its vocabulary but rather explores the multiple layers of meaning inhabiting the words writing teachers and theorists have depended and continue to depend on most. Each essay begins with the assumption that its central term is important precisely because its meaning is open, overdetermined. The purpose of each essay is to foreground a range of meaning signified by its central term rather than to pinpoint a meaning. In this sense, Keywords in Composition Studies is a practical model for reading the texts of an expanding and unsettled field.

Composition Research

For those interested in conducting research in composition, this book describes what each design entails and indicates which ones require more empirical training, providing a foundation for further work.

Author: Janice M. Lauer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39076001856488

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 302

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Intended for writing instructors and those interested in research on written discourse who do not have extensive training in empirical research, Composition Research explains ten of the most common empirical designs used in the social sciences, including case studies, ethnographies, sampling and survey, prediction and classification, true and quasi-experiments, meta-analyses, and program evaluation. For those interested in conducting research in composition, this book describes what each design entails and indicates which ones require more empirical training, providing a foundation for further work. It will enable writing instructors in general to discriminate between strong and weak empirical studies so that conclusions are neither dismissed nor accepted blindly. To this end, the editors include two or three examples of compositional studies in each chapter on design, plus a bibliography after each section that refers to other writing studies using that particular method. In addition, the book provides a chapter on measurement, an appendix of measurement instruments for composition, an appendix on statistical analyses, a glossary of technical terms and symbols, and guidelines for research. Geared primarily for English instructors, Composition Research will enable teachers to read empirical studies with more confidence and to apply these methods to their own composition research and teaching.

Research Strategies

... feelings of beginning researchers . In : C . A . Mellon ( Ed . ) , Bibliographic
instruction : the second generation ( pp . ... Teaching critical thinking : the alliance
of composition studies and research instruction . RSR : Reference Services
Review ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B4409811

Category: Academic libraries

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Literary Research Guide

Reference Sources for Composition Research : A Practical Survey . ... An
Introduction to Composition Studies . ... In describing the obstacles hindering
bibliographic control of composition research and the need for systematic
coverage , Scott ...

Author: James L. Harner

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: UOM:39015076126351

Category: Reference

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Evaluates reference materials in English literature, describing each work's type, scope, limitations, and uses in research, in an updated edition that includes a new section on cultural studies.

Bibliographic Guide to Education

Multicultural connections . Lanham , Md . : Scarecrow Press , c2002 . TC LB1576
. S23 2002 ENGLISH LANGUAGE - COMPOSITION AND EXERCISES - STUDY
AND TEACHING ( ELEMENTARY ) - CASE STUDIES . Jodlowski , Sheila Marie .

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105005066092

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... lists publications cataloged by Teachers College, Columbia University, supplemented by ... The Research Libraries of The New York Publica Library.

Naming What We Know Classroom Edition

This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies.

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607325789

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

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Naming What We Know, Classroom Edition examines the core principles of knowledge in the discipline of writing studies, using the lens of “threshold concepts”—concepts that are critical for epistemological participation in a discipline. This edition focuses on the working definitions of thirty-seven threshold concepts that run throughout the research, teaching, assessment, and public work in writing studies. Developed from the highly regarded original edition in response to grassroots demand from teachers in writing programs around the United States and written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, the classroom edition is clear and accessible for an audience of even first-year writing students.

Literary Research Newsletter

In articulating such a modest goal , they understate the significance of their
contribution to the emerging field of rhetoric and composition studies .
Assembling and editing a bibliographic sourcebook entails rethinking the nature
of the discipline ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067469455

Category: Literature

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