College Writing and Beyond

A New Framework for University Writing Instruction Anne Beaufort ... Haswell, Richard H. Gaining Ground in College Writing: Tales of Development and ...

Author: Anne Beaufort

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874216639

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Composition research consistently demonstrates that the social context of writing determines the majority of conventions any writer must observe. Still, most universities organize the required first-year composition course as if there were an intuitive set of general writing "skills" usable across academic and work-world settings. In College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction, Anne Beaufort reports on a longitudinal study comparing one student’s experience in FYC, in history, in engineering, and in his post-college writing. Her data illuminate the struggle of college students to transfer what they learn about "general writing" from one context to another. Her findings suggest ultimately not that we must abolish FYC, but that we must go beyond even genre theory in reconceiving it. Accordingly, Beaufort would argue that the FYC course should abandon its hope to teach a sort of general academic discourse, and instead should systematically teach strategies of responding to contextual elements that impinge on the writing situation. Her data urge attention to issues of learning transfer, and to developmentally sound linkages in writing instruction within and across disciplines. Beaufort advocates special attention to discourse community theory, for its power to help students perceive and understand the context of writing.

Self Development and College Writing

Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900–1985 James A. Berlin Writing Instruction in NineteenthCentury American Colleges James ...

Author: Nick Tingle

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809325801

Category: Education

Page: 166

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Nick Tingle investigates the psychoanalytic dimensions of composition instruction in Self-Development and College Writing to boldly illustrate that mastering academic prose requires students to develop psychologically as well as cognitively. Asserting that writing instruction should be an engaging, developmental process for both teachers and students, he urges reaching for new levels of consciousness in the classroom to aid students in realigning their subjective relationships with knowledge and truth. Drawing on psychoanalytic theory and twenty years of experience as a teacher, Tingle outlines the importance of moving beyond usual ways of thinking, abandoning the common sense of everyday reality, and coming to understand beliefs as beliefs and not absolutes. These developmental moves must be accompanied, Tingle says, by a new attitude towards language—not as something that points to things, but as a series of concepts that arrange the very things one points to. And this development is necessary not just in order to perform well in the writing class, but also to fully participate in and reap the academic rewards of structured, university life. Self-Development and College Writing calls attention to the psychological destabilization this method may produce for students. Tingle explains that, if writing instructors are to respond to this destabilization, they must conceive of the classroom as a transitional space, or a kind of holding environment. They must also become aware of their psychological allegiances to particular theories of writing if they are to construct such environments. But the goal of the transitional environment is worth pursuing, Tingle argues, contending that university education fails to address students’ developmental needs. With purposeful writing and deft analyses, Tingle shows that this goal also affords a means by which to place writing courses at the center of the educational curriculum. Conceived as a transitional space, the writing class may support and stabilize students in their developmental passage, thereby fostering an improved understanding of their academic work and, more importantly, an increased intellectual understanding of themselves and the complex world in which they live.

Guide to College Writing Assessment

WPA: Writing Program Administration 23.1/2, 7–28. Brandt, Deborah. 1998. Sponsors of Literacy. College Composition and Communication 49:165–85.

Author: Peggy O'Neill

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874217339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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While most English professionals feel comfortable with language and literacy theories, assessment theories seem more alien. English professionals often don’t have a clear understanding of the key concepts in educational measurement, such as validity and reliability, nor do they understand the statistical formulas associated with psychometrics. But understanding assessment theory—and applying it—by those who are not psychometricians is critical in developing useful, ethical assessments in college writing programs, and in interpreting and using assessment results. A Guide to College Writing Assessment is designed as an introduction and source book for WPAs, department chairs, teachers, and administrators. Always cognizant of the critical components of particular teaching contexts, O’Neill, Moore, and Huot have written sophisticated but accessible chapters on the history, theory, application and background of writing assessment, and they offer a dozen appendices of practical samples and models for a range of common assessment needs. Because there are numerous resources available to assist faculty in assessing the writing of individual students in particular classrooms, A Guide to College Writing Assessment focuses on approaches to the kinds of assessment that typically happen outside of individual classrooms: placement evaluation, exit examination, programmatic assessment, and faculty evaluation. Most of all, the argument of this book is that creating the conditions for meaningful college writing assessment hinges not only on understanding the history and theories informing assessment practice, but also on composition programs availing themselves of the full range of available assessment practices.

Placing the History of College Writing

As Chapter Two showed, one connection worth tracking between college student writing and other people and ideas is the writing's connection to nomoi that ...

Author: Nathan Shepley

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602358034

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Pre-1950s composition history, if analyzed with the right conceptual tools, can pluralize and clarify our understanding of the relationship between the writing of college students and the writing’s physical, social, and discursive surroundings.

The Writer s Workplace Building College Writing Skills

Sometimes a college writing assignment can seem to have little or no relevance beyond a requirement for a passing grade. In this course, however, ...

Author: Sandra Scarry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285657523

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

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Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors' goal of building and sustaining students' confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Tenth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

... Seventh Edition—the third edition of The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing offers essential guidance for college writers at all levels.

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781624669200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Updated for the needs of today's students—and with handy citation style guides adapted from The Chicago Manual of Style, Seventeenth Edition, the MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition, and the Publication Manual of the APA , Seventh Edition—the third edition of The Nuts and Bolt of College Writing offers essential guidance for college writers at all levels. Praise for previous editions: "This wonderful little book has helped improve the level of writing in all the courses I teach. No one should graduate from college without having used it." —Gonzalo Munevar, Lawrence Technological University "With concision and wit, Harvey shows college students how to write papers that are clear, cogent, and also stylish." —James Miller, editor, Dædalus "Simply the best guide to clear and effective writing since Strunk and White. Indispensable for students—and for their teachers." —Terry Nardin, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

10 Things You Need To Know About College Writing

Things You Need To Know About College Writing What is “GOOD WRITING? How is COLLEGE WRITING EVALUATED? What is an ARGUMENT? What is CLARITY?

Author: Johannah Rodgers

Publisher: mimeograph

ISBN: 9781610612265



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Answers to the Top 10 questions students ask about college writing.

Multiliteracies Emerging Media and College Writing Instruction

... the potential to help address a number of the challenges of college writing instruction, especially the tension between creativity and convention” (3).

Author: Santosh Khadka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429536434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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This book proposes a broad-based multiliteracies theory and praxis for college writing curriculum. Khadka expands on the work of the New London Group’s theory of multiliteracies by integrating work from related disciplinary fields such as media studies, intercultural communication, World Englishes, writing studies, and literacy studies to show how they might be brought together to aid in designing curriculum for teaching multiple literacies, including visual, digital, intercultural, and multimodal, in writing and literacy classes. Building on insights developed from qualitative analysis of data from the author’s own course, the book examines the ways in which diverse groups of students draw on existing literacy practices while also learning to cultivate the multiple literacies, including academic, rhetorical, visual, intercultural, and multimodal, needed in mediating the communication challenges of a globalized world. This approach allows for both an exploration of students’ negotiation of their cultural, linguistic, and modal differences and an examination of teaching practices in these classrooms, collectively demonstrating the challenges and opportunities afforded by a broad-based multiliteracies theory and praxis. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and researchers in writing studies, rhetoric and communication studies, multimodality, media studies, literacy studies, and language education.

College Writing a First Course

Writing And Reasoning William Murdick. ever, anywhere from two to five supporting paragraphs would be appropriate for this kind of composition.

Author: William Murdick

Publisher: Jain Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780875731025

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 146

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Writing and Reasoning is a rhetoric textbook for a first course in composition. It connects effective writing with various lines of reasoning related to ten methods of development.

Techniques for College Writing The Thesis Statement and Beyond

The academic essay is the most commonly assigned essay format in college. Like Aristotle's four-part prescription for a speech, it provides a formal ...

Author: Kathleen Moore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111780739

Category: Education

Page: 352

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TECHNIQUES FOR COLLEGE WRITING: THE THESIS STATEMENT AND BEYOND is a brief rhetoric that empowers students as writers by giving them the tools they need to create a precise and well-focused thesis. Using the thesis statement as the lens through which students can approach the entire thinking and writing process, TECHNIQUES is divided into three parts that build upon one another: Part I--Thinking Through the Thesis Statement, Part II--Thinking Through Your Writing Assignment, and Part III--Writing Beyond the Composition Classroom. A wide range of journal articles, book excerpts, student essays, paintings, magazine ads, poetry, and short stories make the text accessible to students, and Thinking Through a Reading questions promote active reading and in-class discussion. In-chapter practice exercises, writing applications, revision tools, and writing assignments help students gain confidence so that they can begin to incorporate the techniques they've learned in the book into their own personal writing styles Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

College Writing and Reading

A few talented writers endowed with originality and exceptional animation , a few brilliant etforts , isolated , without following , interrupted and ...


Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9712305716



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Poems Companion Text for College Writing 11 2x

POEMS Companion Text for College Writing 11.2x MAGGIE SOKOLIK Copyright © 2017 by Wayzgoose Press. All rights reserved. ISBN-13: Front Cover.

Author: Maggie Sokolik

Publisher: Wayzgoose Press


Category: Poetry


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Poetry is a mystery to many modern readers. As it no longer occupies a large space in modern cultural life, many readers feel distant from poetry, or simply feel that they don’t understand it.The poems in this book are intended to give the modern reader a taste of different types of poems—different eras, different cultures, and different topics are covered. In addition, the book offers vocabulary and concepts that allow the reader to talk intelligently about poems. Although this book is a companion text for the free course “College Writing 11.2x, AP® English Literature and Composition: Poems,” offered through UC Berkeley, it is suitable for anyone who wants to learn more about poetry.

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

This book began in my university writing classes. My students complained about their enormous, all-inclusive writing manual. They felt intimidated and ...

Author: Charlene Gill

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599637655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Hone Your Writing Skills for Success in College and in Life! Every student knows that writing a successful college paper is no small undertaking. To make the grade, you need to express your ideas clearly and concisely. So how do you do it? In Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond, you'll learn down-to-earth strategies for organizing your thoughts, researching the right sources, getting it down on paper...and earning an A. • Write any type of college paper: Techniques for writing term papers, essays, creative assignments, and more. • Improve your writing: Brainstorm ideas, research like a pro, draft and structure your paper, and polish your writing. • Master the nuts and bolts: Avoid common mistakes in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. • Turn it in on time: Stay organized with timelines tailored for a variety of papers. • Take it to the next level: Get advice for writing effectively after graduation and on the job. College writing may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter what your major or field of study, Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond will help you take charge of your writing, your grades, and your path to success.

Writing for College and Beyond

What do you think about college writing now? Have your ideas about college writing changed since you've read this chapter? What are your hopes and fears for ...

Author: James Rovira

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483499055

Category: Education


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Writing for College and Beyond prepares students for their future college classes by covering the strategies common to most college writing. In the process of being prepared for college writing, however, students are also taught chapter by chapter how these writing skills will carry forward into their future professional lives beyond college. One of the least expensive first year writing textbooks on the market, the text isn’t inflated with material that most instructors and students won’t use, and several exercises encourage students to use either provided web or YouTube links as texts supporting their practice for longer assignments. If you're a first year writing instructor and would like to consider this text for your course, email the author at brightfuturespublishing (at) gmail (dot) com for a desk copy.

Writing for College

You got in, so, logically, you should be ready for college writing. Right? If only it were so simple. No offense to Mrs. Smith, but most of what she said ...

Author: Robert Alden Rubin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476632490

Category: Reference

Page: 192

View: 164


 This book guides first-year students through the dos and don’ts of composition, from such basic questions as “Can I use ‘I’ in a college essay?” to more advanced points about structure and style. Emphasizing the importance of writing in all majors, the author encourages students to find their own voice and to express themselves without jargon or “academese.” Tips are provided on concision, use of supporting claims, marshaling arguments, researching topics, documenting sources, and revision.

Gaining Ground in College Writing

Beginning in the late 1970s, with the writing-across-the-curriculum movement and the legitimation of technical writing courses, maturity became identified with "professional writers," and comparisons were made with journalists, editors, ...

Author: Richard H. Haswell


ISBN: UOM:39015022246964

Category: Reference

Page: 412

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Haswell's approach incorporates original research, the post-positive philosophers of human change such as Habermas and Gadamer, and new information about adult development. His analysis serves teachers of writing by untangling some of the more vexing problems involved with personal style, gender, organization, error, production rate, use of models, assessment, curriculum, remediation, and diagnosis. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College

Basic Writing in America: The History of Nine College Programs. Cresskill, NJ:Hampton, 2008. Guba, E. G., andLincoln, Y. S.Fourth Generation Evaluation.

Author: Barbara E. Walvoord

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118559185

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Step-by-step guidance for shaping better writers while keeping faculty workloads manageable Effective communication is a critical skill for many academic disciplines and careers, and so colleges and universities and their faculty members are rightfully committed to improving student writing across the curriculum. Guiding and assessing student writing in classrooms, general education, and departments takes knowledge, planning, and persistence, but it can be done effectively and efficiently. Written in the concise, accessible style Barbara Walvoord is known for, Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College: A Guide for Institutions, General Education, Departments, and Classrooms offers administrators, program chairs, general education leaders, and classroom instructors the guidance they need. The book provides concrete suggestions for how to: Articulate goals for student writing Measure student writing Improve student writing Document that improvement The book begins by addressing four basic concepts: what we mean by writing, what we mean by "good" writing, how students learn to write, and the purposes of assessment. Next, Walvoord explains the various approaches and methods for assessing writing, urging a combination of them adapted to the institution's purposes and political context. After this introduction, successive chapters offer realistic, practical advice to institution-wide and general education leaders, department members, and classroom instructors. Walvoord addresses issues such as how to engage faculty, how to use rubrics, how to aggregate assessment information at the department and institutional levels, and how to report assessment information to accreditors. The chapter for classroom instructors offers practical suggestions: how to add more writing to a course without substantially increasing the grading load; how to construct writing assignments, how to make grading and responding more effective and time-efficient, how to address grammar and punctuation, and how to support students whose native language is not English. The book also includes four helpful appendices: a taxonomy of Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) and Writing in the Disciplines (WID) programs; sample outlines for faculty development workshops; a student survey on teaching methods instructors can use to inform their choices in the classroom; and a student self-check cover sheet designed to help students take ownership of their own learning and responsibility for turning in complete, correct assignments. Practical, step-by-step guidance for each point in the assessment and improvement process creates a cohesive, institution-wide system that keeps students, faculty, and administrators on the same page.

College and University Writing Super Review

Preparing for a Writing Course and poorly . ... as to take in and master knowledge in disciplines across the curriculum of college and university courses .

Author: Research & Education Association Editors

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 073866829X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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Get all you need to know with Super Reviews! Each Super Review is packed with in-depth, student-friendly topic reviews that fully explain everything about the subject. The College & University Writing Super Review will help you prepare to write on a college level. Topics include reading skills, basic composition, writing about literature, research assignments, and creative writing. Sample essays show the correct and incorrect ways to prepare writing assignments. Take the Super Review quizzes to see how much you've learned - and where you need more study. Makes an excellent study aid and textbook companion. Great for self-study! DETAILS - From cover to cover, each in-depth topic review is easy-to-follow and easy-to-grasp - Perfect when preparing for homework, quizzes, and exams! - Review questions after each topic that highlight and reinforce key areas and concepts - Student-friendly language for easy reading and comprehension - Includes quizzes that test your understanding of the subject

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

94 95 96 97 103 109 110 112 113 114 116 118 120 122 124 126 127 128 131 132 Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing Every day, we.

Author: John Van Rys

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337514651

Category: Education

Page: 768

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one text with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook for students at any skill level. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing -- from voice to documentation -- and offer guidance for students' own papers. The sixth edition features fully refreshed sample essays, stronger instruction in argumentative writing, revamped activities and projects, and citation and documentation updates based on the MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.