Community Writing

Community Writing guides students into the critical investigation of conflicts within their own communities to encourage local inquiry and problem solv-ing.

Author: Paul S. Collins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135648435

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Community Writing: Researching Social Issues Through Composition employs a series of assignments that guide students to research and write about issues confronting their individual communities. Students start by identifying a community to which they belong and focusing on problems in it, and then analyze possible solutions, construct arguments for them, decide which are likely to succeed, and consider how to initiate action. This is a primary text for first-year composition courses, covering the basics of the writing process. The assignments are recursive. Short writing assignments in each chapter build up to longer papers. Each of the assignment questions is accompanied by a guide to thinking about and writing the assigned paper, followed by a short Focus On reading that provides a brief account of community activism, a media case study, or a notable success story. The longer papers are accompanied by in-class peer reading groups. Each successive peer reading attempts a higher level of conceptual critique. By working together throughout the semester, students create increasingly adept peer groups familiar with all stages of each other's research. The book is carefully structured, but there is plenty of "give" in it, allowing instructors to be flexible in adapting it to the needs of their students and courses. Community Writing: * is distinguished by pedagogy based on a collaborative, process-oriented, service learning approach that emphasizes media critique and field research on community issues chosen by individual students; * answers real student questions, such as: Where do I find articles on my topic? What if evidence contradicts my hypothesis? How do I know if a source is biased?; * is web-savvy--guides students into building their own Web sites, including a unique guide for critiquing the design and veracity of other people's websites; and * is media-savvy--topics include media monopolies, spin control, dumbing down, misleading statistics, the Freedom of Information Act, "crackpot" authors, political rhetoric, and fallacious argumentation.

Building a Writing Community

When your class is operating as a cooperative writing community, some young writers may form small groups (no more than four will keep the time spent in ...

Author: Marcia Sheehan Freeman

Publisher: Maupin House Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 9780929895130

Category: Education

Page: 276

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Explains how to create the philosophical and physical environment needed to develop successful writing communities in which students learn, practice, and apply writing-craft skills.

Creative Writing in the Community

Creative writers have a long history of providing writing opportunities for people in their communities. During the 1960s and 1970s, Poets-in-the-Schools—an ...

Author: Terry Ann Thaxton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441148667

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Creative Writing in the Community is the firstbook to focus on the practical side of creative writing. Connecting classroomexperiences to community-based projects, it prepares creative writing studentsfor teaching in schools, homeless centres, youth clubs and care homes. Each chapteris packed with easy-to-use resources including: specific lesson plans; case studies of students working with community groups; lists of suitable writing examples; "how to..." sections; examples and theoretical applications of creative writing pedagogy and techniques; reflection questions; writings by workshop participants. Enhanced by contributions from directors,students and teachers at successful public programs, Creative Writing in the Community is more than an essential guidefor students on creative writing courses and leaders of community-basedlearning programs; it is practical demonstration of the value of art insociety.

Writing in Community

As we have suggested before, writing is scary. It exposes us and makes us face our fears; and if we are huddled in our writing closets terrified of the ...

Author: Lucy Adkins

Publisher: BQB Publishing

ISBN: 9781608080823

Category: Self-Help

Page: 197

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Writing in Community is a book of inspiration and encouragement for writers who want to reach deep within themselves and write to their fullest potential. There is magic in a successful writing group. This book helps writers tap into that magic, and with gentle wisdom and humor, experience unprecedented breakthroughs in creativity.

Writing in a Community of Practice

Publication, or movement to a place in which interactions are publicly acknowledged, is a realization of community membership. This publication happens at a ...

Author: Miriam E. Horne

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 9781466941922

Category: Education

Page: 204

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The role of writing in building community is an important topic. This book moves us through that process by describing the journey into the fold of a particular writing community. While it may be helpful to describe community membership as a typical journey, it is nonetheless important to interrogate this journey of belonging through examining the specific nature of one such community. Given that both the nature of collaborative writing and community practices are situated, the journey itself is also situated practice. The writing community described in this text is Inkshed, an academic collaborative that has existed over twenty-five years at the publication of this text. What is Inkshed? It is the nickname of the Canadian Association for the Study of Language and Learning (CASLL), an organization that has the purpose of exploring relationships among research, theory, and practice in language acquisition and language use, particularly in the Canadian context. Inkshed has a website, LISTSERV, publication group, and annual meetings. The membership is a mixture of mainly Canadian academics and professional writers from across the provinces and territories. Regional members organize a yearly conference. For these conferences, members are provided with a guiding theme that creates a common thread for member presentations. Following and often during presentations at each one of these conferences, a special type of sharing takes place: members write responses to each of the presentations; they literally shed ink on the presentations and then place these response writings on conference tables for others to read and engage in further writing, responses to the responses. Writings in response to the speakers are then gathered together by a team of conference organizers, edited and distributed so that all members, including the presenters, can read the written responses of their community throughout the duration of the conference. As the technology has become available, some responses have been posted online. This writing-in-community response was a forerunner of the current social networks, which became an inevitable consequence of writing collectives online such as Wikis, Twitter, online letters to the editor, fan fiction, or Facebook. Inkshedders have always described this conference as a working conference and described the collaborative nature of their responses in writing as a far deeper experience than merely listening to a speaker and/or asking questions at the end of a session. The audience is purposefully engaged. The investment of self is personal. In this text, Miriam Horne has addressed the nature of this deeper experience. She notes that it is a risk-taking venture and that the feeling of membership goes beyond paying fees to belong. Inkshedders must pay their dues in other ways toward full membership. Legitimate peripheral participation (LPP), as introduced by Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger, is only the beginning. Horne's book provides insight into knowledge about membership and invites us to think about our own and other communities of membership such as school classrooms, Web 2.0, churches, and clubs. We see that peripheral participation is an important and tenuous aspect of membership and that success in this outside margin is important to the nature of how one sees oneself later, on the inside of membership. Horne's interrogation of what it means to become an Inkshedder allows us to interrogate the meaning of membership through collaborative writing, and determine what it really means to become part of a community. The book describes a personal journey into academic writing in community and is a good read for anyone who aspires to that destination.

Writing Program Administration and the Community College

Association of Canadian Community Colleges. 2010. Web. 9 June 2011. Shafer, Gregory. “The Process of Change in a Community College Writing Program.

Author: Heather Ostman

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602353619

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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From the history of the community college in the United States to current issues and concerns facing writing programs and their administrators and instructors, Writing Program Administration and the Community College offers a comprehensive look into writing programs at public two-year institutions.

Writing the Self Creating Community

2 Of various available accounts of a “community of practice,” the one most ... writers as a very small social network, and specifically as a “community of ...

Author: Elisabeth Krimmer

Publisher: Women and Gender in German Stu

ISBN: 9781640140783

Category: History

Page: 328

View: 214


This volume examines the world of German women writers who emerged in the burgeoning literary marketplace of eighteenth-century Europe.

British Women Poets and the Romantic Writing Community

... New Vision of Society (1813) and in utopian communities like New Lanark and New Harmony. ... an ancient Women Writers, Radical Rhetoric, and the Public 43.

Author: Stephen C. Behrendt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801890543

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 349

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Introduction: women and the romantic writing community -- Women writers, radical rhetoric and the public -- Women poets during the war years -- Women and the sonnet -- The long and short of it: experimenting with genre -- Scottish women poets -- Irish women poets

Women s Life writing

These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience.

Author: Linda S. Coleman

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879727489

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 281

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These essays offer readers vivid and varied evidence of the female response to recurring attempts by culture to artificially limit identity along the gendered lines of private and public experience. Calling on voices both familiar and little known, British and American, black and white, young and old, the essayists explore how women used life-writing as a means of both self-understanding and connection to a community of sympathetic others, real or imagined.

Writing for Real

Looks at similarities and differences of writing in academic contexts and in community-based contexts.

Author: Carolyn Ross

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

ISBN: UCSC:32106017373231

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 313

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Looks at similarities and differences of writing in academic contexts and in community-based contexts.

Writing Lives Together

De Quincey's letters continued to solicit membership of the 'enchanting community' by writing his own mini autobiography in terms that alluded to 'Tintern ...

Author: Felicity James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351393072

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 148

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A diary entry, begun by a wife and finished by a husband; a map of London, its streets bearing the names of forgotten lives; biographies of siblings, and of spouses; a poem which gives life to long-dead voices from the archives. All these feature in this volume as examples of ‘writing lives together’: British life writing which has been collaboratively authored and/or joins together the lives of multiple subjects. The contributions to this book range over published and unpublished material from the late eighteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, including biography, auto/biographical memoirs, letters, diaries, sermons, maps and directories. The book closes with essays by contemporary, practising biographers, Daisy Hay and Laurel Brake, who explain their decisions to move away from the single subject in writing the lives of figures from the Romantic and Victorian periods. We conclude with the reflections and work of a contemporary poet, Kathleen Bell, writing on James Watt (1736–1819) and his family, in a ghostly collaboration with the archives. Taken as a whole, the collection offers distinctive new readings of collaboration in theory and practice, reflecting on the many ways in which lives might be written together: across gender boundaries, across time, across genre. This book was originally published as a special issue of Life Writing.

WPA Writing Program Administration

In such a context , sociologists like Anthony Cohen argue that community is constructed symbolically as a system of ... Writing program interactions with communities , therefore , need to be framed as research activity for reasons ...



ISBN: UOM:39015067412679

Category: English language


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The Author Is Not Dead Merely Somewhere Else

Creative Writing After Theory Michelene Wandor ... of whatever social and class origin, community writing groups have long been part of the rich tradition ...

Author: Michelene Wandor

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137058232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Wandor has written the first history of Creative Writing in the UK, analyzing its complex relationship with English and literary theory. Erudite and provocative, the book presents a searching critique of Creative Writing pedagogy, arguing for new approaches. Indispensable for teachers, students and everyone concerned with the future of literature.

British Women s Life Writing 1760 1840

British Women's Life Writing, 1760-1840 brings together for the first time a wide range of print and manuscript sources to demonstrate women's innovative approach to self-representation.

Author: A. Culley

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137274229

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 270

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British Women's Life Writing, 1760-1840 brings together for the first time a wide range of print and manuscript sources to demonstrate women's innovative approach to self-representation. It examines canonical writers, such as Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Robinson, and Helen Maria Williams, amongst others.

Genre Frames and Writing in Research Settings

These include the protocol of the particular discourse community, ideologies, shared understandings and role relationships such as status and power, etc; ...

Author: Brian Paltridge

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027282651

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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This book presents a perspective on genre based on what it is that leads users of a language to recognise a communicative event as an instance of a particular genre. Key notions in this perspective are those of prototype, inheritance, and intertextuality; that is, the extent to which a text is typical of the particular genre, the qualities or properties that are inherited from other instances of the communicative event, and the ways in which a text is influenced by other texts of a similar kind. The texts which form the basis of this discussion are drawn from experimental research reporting in English. Contents: 1. Introduction 2. Approaches to genre 3. Genre and frames 4. A sample analysis: Writing up research 5. Summary and conclusions.

Supporting Research Writing

community. in. focus. Over time the process approach developed to include awareness of the reader or wider audience, encouraging the writer to produce texts ...

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

Poetry Everywhere

The dazzling new edition of this "tremendously valuable resource" (Kliatt) contains 65 writing exercises and more than 400 example poems.

Author: Jack Collom

Publisher: Teachers & Writers Collaborative

ISBN: 0915924692

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 330

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The dazzling new edition of this "tremendously valuable resource" (Kliatt) contains 65 writing exercises and more than 400 example poems. It also discusses how to integrate poetry writing into the English class and essential topics such as sound and rhythm, traditional poetic forms, inventing and adapting exercises, revision, and publishing. "The lessons are presented with clarity, common sense, and sophisticated artistic sensibilities."-Missoula Independent "Poetry Everywhere will ease any trepidation [about writing poetry]."-English Journal

Utopian Designing Developing a Community Strategic Plan for You and Future Generations

As noted at the end of Chapter 7, TAb programs can help with public involvement, community planning, grant writing, and identifying grants and financial ...

Author: Chmm Nancy Zikmanis

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing Rights Agency

ISBN: 9781628574074

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Utopian Designing is a complete guide to planning and implementing a development or redevelopment project, and includes templates, forms, and resources to help planners and others effectively and efficiently move through the process for the best "utopian" result. Sustainability consists of three different key concepts to be addressed: social equity, economics, and ecological/environmental health. It encompasses a wide variety of disciplines and ideas to reshape our actions and our way of thinking. It's important to understand these concepts, so decisions can be made outside the vacuum of city planners. Utopian Designing focuses on the strategic process, from design through implementation for development and redevelopment of an area. It also looks at sustainable principles to help a community thrive into the future; spur the public input process and information gathering options; obtain data evaluation to select the best project options; secure partnerships, resources, and funding options; and determine implementation strategies to bring a project to fruition. Strategies beyond implementation will ensure your development stays sustainable and meets your needs well into the future. Appendices provide resources and helpful templates to help move through your project's planning and implementation phases.

Classrooms and Literacy

then students must come to understand the nature of a community of writers and readers. ... how they are writing, but also on the role and function of writing within a community and how a community will use, interpret, and understand a ...

Author: David Bloome

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:49015000335811

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 422

View: 710


This volume explores the multiple and complex relationship between classrooms and literacy through four major themes: community, cognitive consequences, access, and power. Chapters emphasize community dynamics in exploring the relationship between classrooms and literacy. The work focuses on the ways in which literacy is used to establish and maintain community, to the relationship between communities both within and outside of the classroom, to the institutional context, to the community agenda and purpose, and to the needs of the community and individual members.

Bridges Not Towers

This thesis will show how writing centers can foster transformative community and public writing spaces using the Montclair State University’s Center for Writing Excellence Seminar for Lifelong Learners as a model.For analysis and ...

Author: Alicia Remolde


ISBN: OCLC:944445539

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 126

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