Concepts in Composition

A textbook for composition pedagogy courses. It focuses on scholarship in rhetoric and composition that has influenced classroom teaching, in order to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice.

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136657931

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Concepts in Composition: Theory and Practice in the Teaching of Writing is designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, enabling prospective teachers to develop their own comprehensive and coherent conception of what writing is or should be and to consider how people learn to write. This approach allows readers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the conversation of the discipline and become familiar with some of the critical issues. New to this second edition are: up-to-date primary source readings; a focus on collaborative writing practices and collaborative learning; additional assignments and classroom activities an emphasis on new media and information literacy and their impact on the teaching of writing These new directions will inform the content of this revision, reflecting significant advancements in the field. Each chapter addresses a particular theoretical concept relevant to classroom teaching and includes activities to help readers establish the connection between theoretical concepts and classroom lessons. Online resources include overviews, classroom handouts, exercises, a sample syllabus, and PowerPoint presentations. Bringing together scholars with expertise in particular areas of composition, this text will serve as an effective primer for students and eductors in the field of composition theory.

Writing the Community

Concepts and Models for Service-learning in Composition Linda Adler-Kassner,
Robert Crooks, Ann Watters. On Reflection: The Role of Logs and Journals in
Service-Learning Courses by Chris M. Anson As an educational movement, ...

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781563770067

Category: Education

Page: 203

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This volume is part of a series of 18 monographs on service learning and the academic disciplines. These essays highlight some of the benefits and problems of service-learning in the college composition curriculum and present further areas for study. Following the Introduction, "Service-Learning and Composition at the Crossroads," by Linda Adler-Kassner, Robert Crooks, and Ann Watters, and an Introduction, "Service-Learning: Help for Higher Education in a New Millennium?" by Lillian Bridwell-Bowles, the essays are: "Writing across the Curriculum and Community Service Learning: Correspondences, Cautions, and Futures" (Tom Deans); "Community Service Writing: Problems, Challenges, Questions" (Nora Bacon); "Community Service and Critical Teaching" (Bruce Herzberg); "Rhetoric Made Real: Civic Discourse and Writing beyond the Curriculum" (Paul Heilker); "Democratic Conversations: Civic Literacy and Service-Learning in the American Grains" (David D. Cooper and Laura Julier); "Partners in Inquiry: A Logic for Community Outreach" (Linda Flower); "Service-Learning: Bridging the Gap between the Real World and the Composition Classroom" (Wade Dorman and Susann Fox Dorman); "Systems Thinking, Symbiosis, and Service: The Road to Authority for Basic Writers" (Rosemary L. Arca); "Combining the Classroom and the Community: Service-Learning in Composition at Arizona State University" (Gay W. Brack and Leanna R. Hall); "The Write for Your Life Project: Learning To Serve by Serving To Learn" (Patricia Lambert Stock and Janet Swenson); and "On Reflection: The Role of Logs and Journals in Service-Learning Courses" (Chris M. Anson). Appended are a 39-item annotated bibliography and a list of program descriptions by institution. (All papers contain references.) (SM)

Writing Ten Core Concepts

The thorough integration of these core concepts and the space devoted to guiding students through the main composing assignments distinguishes this book from all other writing guides.

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305956766

Category: Education

Page: 896

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Robert P. Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons -- the core concepts -- that students must learn to become effective writers. The thorough integration of these core concepts and the space devoted to guiding students through the main composing assignments distinguishes this book from all other writing guides. The text introduces students to the key rhetorical moves of three essential aims of writing (analysis, argument, and narrative) and then offers applied assignment chapters that use the ten core concepts to guide students' thinking and writing. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. The second edition includes 21 new readings, new strategies for academic reading, a new section on summary-response essays, updated guidance on finding digital resources and on MLA documentation, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Essentials of Writing Ten Core Concepts

Robert P. Yagelski's THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed for instructors who want a short, flexible writing guide using the core concepts as a framework.

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781337091732

Category: Education

Page: 352

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Robert P. Yagelski's THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed for instructors who want a short, flexible writing guide using the core concepts as a framework. These ten fundamental lessons that students need to learn to become sophisticated writers are covered thoroughly in Chapters 2 through 4. The essentials version also offers practical advice about features of analytical and argument writing, developing an academic writing style, synthesizing ideas, designing documents, conducting research, and evaluating and documenting sources. The second edition includes new chapters on analytical and argumentative writing, updated guidance on finding digital resources, thoroughly revised and updated coverage of MLA documentation, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tuned in

Chapters in the book are followed by "classroom practice" interchapters which offer practical suggestions to help teachers use students' existing television literacies to achieve a more complex, nuanced, and critical literacy in print.

Author: Bronwyn T. Williams

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UCSC:32106017449817

Category: Education

Page: 211

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There's no denying that television is a forceful presence in students' lives. Yet in writing classrooms the assumption is often that television is only an obstacle to teaching critical print literacy. Little careful attention has been paid to exactly how television influences the ways in which students write, or how their experiences with television might be used to help them write more effectively. Bronwyn T. Williams argues that television is a powerful influence that is always present in the writing classroom, even if it is not acknowledged by either teachers or students. His interviews with students and observations of their television viewing and print reading have led him to conclude that the rhetorical skills students develop that allow them to "read" televised communication fluently, and even critically, can be used in a writing class to explore the same concepts in print, such as narrative form, audience, plot, and irony. Williams shows teachers how they can harness these skills to influence the ways students perceive and engage in writing and reading from the first day of a composition course. Chapters in the book are followed by "classroom practice" interchapters which offer practical suggestions to help teachers use students' existing television literacies to achieve a more complex, nuanced, and critical literacy in print. The influence of television on student writers is complex, however, and Williams also examines how the discursive nature of television can conflict with writing pedagogies. Television as a communicative form that is structured by time, without a clear authorial presence, and dominated by emotion often conflicts with what writing teachers consider fundamental properties of discourse in the academy such as reflection, individual authorship, and detached analysis. Finally, Williams considers the implications of his study for the field of composition in a time of expanding communication and literacy technologies. In a world in which communication happens increasingly by electronic and visual means, where popular culture is seen to collide with the academy, Williams provides a refreshing and thought-provoking look at the intersections of seemingly disconnected literacies-television and print-and the ways in which teachers can draw upon certain critical discursive abilities their students already possess, but that have generally been dismissed and ignored.

Academic Writing

Features * An emphasis on core academic skills: Academic Writing introduces core concepts used across a variety of disciplines in order to help students recognize patterns that appear in all academic reading and writing situations. * ...

Author: Teresa Thonney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199338345

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Academic Writing introduces core concepts used across a variety of disciplines in order to help students recognize patterns that appear in all academic reading and writing situations.

Naming What We Know

The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, all of whom participated in a collaborative wiki discussion ...

Author: Linda Adler-Kassner

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457195471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Naming What We Know 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. The first part of the book defines and describes thirty-seven threshold concepts of the discipline in entries written by some of the field’s most active researchers and teachers, all of whom participated in a collaborative wiki discussion guided by the editors. These entries are clear and accessible, written for an audience of writing scholars, students, and colleagues in other disciplines and policy makers outside the academy. Contributors describe the conceptual background of the field and the principles that run throughout practice, whether in research, teaching, assessment, or public work around writing. Chapters in the second part of the book describe the benefits and challenges of using threshold concepts in specific sites—first-year writing programs, WAC/WID programs, writing centers, writing majors—and for professional development to present this framework in action. Naming What We Know opens a dialogue about the concepts that writing scholars and teachers agree are critical and about why those concepts should and do matter to people outside the field.

Authorship in Composition Studies

Applying the Concepts 1 . Does your campus have a Women ' s Studies program
? How might Composition courses develop links with them ? What kinds of
projects might the two develop together ? How would these links or projects help
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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.

The Art of English Composition

by a sentence or proposition . All concepts are , indeed , derived from judgments ,
and founded apon them ; but they drop from view the affirmation or denial which
distinguishes all judgments . They constitute a large part of the nouns or terms ...

Author: Henry Noble Day

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN23IJ

Category: English language

Page: 356

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Key Concepts in Creative Writing

Since a sentence is usually considered to represent a single unit of meaning, its
complication by way of enjambment can create a range of effects. In
Experimental Writing some cases the impression can be of Key Concepts in
Creative Writing.

Author: Matt Morrison

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137118967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

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A comprehensive writers' guide to the terminology used across the creative writing industries and in the major literary movements. Packed with practical tips for honing writing skills and identifying opportunities for publication and production, it also explains the workings of publishing houses, literary agencies and producing theatres.

Lexis in Composition

Blum & Levenston ( 1978 ) discuss the concept of lexical transfer and say that all
learners probably begin by assuming that for ... When the adult learner learns
another language , words are mapped onto already existing concepts in the mind
.

Author: Moira Linnarud

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105038004219

Category: Engelska språket. Språkrigtighet

Page: 135

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Performing Prose

Packed with useful tips and insights, this comprehensive volume investigates every aspect of style and its use to present an indispensable resource for both students and scholars.

Author: Chris Holcomb

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809385768

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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In Performing Prose, authors Chris Holcomb and M. Jimmie Killingsworth breathe new life into traditional concepts of style. Drawing on numerous examples from a wide range of authors and genres, Holcomb and Killingsworth demonstrate the use of style as a vehicle for performance, a way for writers to project themselves onto the page while managing their engagement with the reader. By addressing style and rhetoric not as an editorial afterthought, but as a means of social interaction, they equip students with the vocabulary and tools to analyze the styles of others in fresh ways, as well as create their own. Whereas most writing texts focus exclusively on analysis or techniques to improve writing, Holcomb and Killingsworth blend these two schools of thought to provide a singular process of thinking about writing. They discuss not only the benefits of conventional methods, but also the use of deviation from tradition; the strategies authors use to vary their style; and the use of such vehicles as images, tropes, and schemes. The goal of the authors is to provide writers with stylistic “footing”: an understanding of the ways writers use style to orchestrate their relationships with readers, subject matter, and rhetorical situations. Packed with useful tips and insights, this comprehensive volume investigates every aspect of style and its use to present an indispensable resource for both students and scholars. Performing Prose moves beyond customary studies to provide a refreshing and informative approach to the concepts and strategies of writing.

Geometric Concepts in Islamic Art

The aim of this study is to trace man's approach to measure and to outline the
geometric concepts of composition and the process of their application in the
different fields of Islamic art . Most fields of Islamic art are linked from China to
Spain by ...

Author: Issam El-Said

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: UOM:39015019148355

Category: Art

Page: 154

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Studies abstract patterns and concepts of design used in Islamic art and architecture, employing analytical diagrams to detail the conception, design, and construction of patterns through a geometric system

Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation

But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does.

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132797306

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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A complete, step-by-step, practical overview of the process of writing successful theses and dissertations Every year thousands of graduate students face the daunting–sometimes terrifying– challenge of writing a thesis or dissertation. But most of them have received little or no instruction on doing it well. This book shows them how in ways no other book does. It combines the practical guidance and theoretical understanding students need to complete their theses or dissertations with maximum insight and minimum stress. Drawing on her extensive research and experience advising hundreds of graduate students, Dr. Irene Clark presents a solid overview of the writing process. Clark shows how to apply innovative theories of process and genre and understand the writing process for what it is: your entrance into a conversation with the scholarly community that will determine your success or failure. This book offers useful strategies for each phase of the process, from choosing advisors and identifying topics through writing, revision, and review. Coverage includes • Getting started: overcoming procrastination and writer’s block • Understanding the genre of the thesis or dissertation • Speaking the “language of the academy” • Writing compelling proposals • Developing and revising drafts • Constructing effective literature reviews • Working with tables, graphs, and other visual materials • Working with advisors and dissertation committees • Avoiding inadvertent plagiarism Experience based, theoretically grounded, jargon free, and practical, Writing the Successful Thesis and Dissertation will help you become a more effective writer–and a more meaningful contributor to the scholarly conversation. Preface xi Introduction: Writing a Thesis or Dissertation: An Overview of the Process xix Chapter 1: Getting Started 1 Chapter 2: So What? Discovering Possibilities 17 Chapter 3: The Proposal as an Argument: A Genre Approach to the Proposal 33 Chapter 4: Mapping Texts: The Reading/Writing Connection 63 Chapter 5: Writing and Revising 83 Chapter 6: Writing the Literature Review 103 Chapter 7: Using Visual Materials 125 Chapter 8: The Advisor and Thesis/Dissertation Committee 139 Chapter 9: Working with Grammar and Style 155 Chapter 10: Practical Considerations 175 Index: 193

B la Bart k

"This book is at the frontiers of Bartk research. It presents a vast array of unknown material. Both the breadth and the depth of Somfai's approach is unique among source studies in twentieth-century music.

Author: László Somfai

Publisher: Ernest Bloch Lectures

ISBN: 0520084853

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 334

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"This book is at the frontiers of Bartk research. It presents a vast array of unknown material. Both the breadth and the depth of Somfai's approach is unique among source studies in twentieth-century music."--Reinhold Brinkmann, Harvard University "This book is at the frontiers of Bartk research. It presents a vast array of unknown material. Both the breadth and the depth of Somfai's approach is unique among source studies in twentieth-century music."--Reinhold Brinkmann, Harvard University

Graph theoretic Concepts in Computer Science

The disjoint union ( or parallel composition ) of the Gi ' s is the digraph whose
connected components are precisely the Gi ' s . The series composition of the Gi '
s is the union of these k graphs plus all possible arcs between vertices of different
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Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058896997

Category: Algorithms

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English Composition and Grammar

Writing in Other Courses 31m. Use writing to explore topics and concepts in
history or social studies. Writing about topics and concepts from a content-area
subject, such as social studies or history, can help you to understand the class
better.

Author: John E. Warriner

Publisher: Harcourt School

ISBN: 0153117338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 840

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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.

Collaborative Writing in Composition Studies

Concepts like social constructionism , authorship , or interpretive communities
and practices such as dialogue journals ... Rather than texts whose topics echo
course titles — “ Research in Composition , ” “ Teaching Basic Writing ” — and ...

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.