Thinking Through Writing

Anyone who wants to learn how to write, how to think, and how thinking and writing are related will want to read this book.

Author: Susan R. Horton

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008363613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 217

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Explains what an essay is, shows how we think and develop concepts, and provides sample essays that illustrate various aspects of writing

Thinking through Writing

This book provides an example of a writing course, illustrating how thinking and writing converge, and is addressed to college instructors, although it would be useful for instructors on any educational level.

Author: K. A. Beals

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475821314

Category: Education

Page: 118

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Thinking through Writing demonstrates that thinking skills are taught best through writing. All parts of the brain and all types of learning styles are used in writing activities, simultaneously developing thinking skills. These skills are invaluable in linking student experience and new information, incorporating content knowledge and exploring ideas and solutions. This book provides an example of a writing course, illustrating how thinking and writing converge, and is addressed to college instructors, although it would be useful for instructors on any educational level. The elements, examples, and guidelines for planning learner-centered instruction and positive assessment practice increase student engagement through writing activities, applicable in all content areas.

Writing Power

Help young writers learn to engage and invite their reader's thinking with five key thinking strategies - connect, question, visualize, infer, and transform.

Author:

Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited

ISBN: 9781551388274

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 176

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Thinking Through Theory

Thinking Through Theory tracks one teacher's encounter with theory for over a decade. It investigates theory arising out of a Russian and eastern European tradition of language study.

Author: James Thomas Zebroski

Publisher: Boynton/Cook

ISBN: UOM:39015032901624

Category: Education

Page: 334

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Thinking Through Theory tracks one teacher's encounter with theory for over a decade. It investigates theory arising out of a Russian and eastern European tradition of language study.

Why White Rice

This book on writing comes from four community college teachers with different backgrounds and training (with contributions from students, as well) in a collection of voices that speaks directly to students and writers.

Author: Thomas P. Dow

Publisher:

ISBN: 0757582028

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Writing Science Through Critical Thinking

This instructive text will be useful to students who need to satisfy a science writing proficiency requirement in the context of a science course, a course in technical writing, advanced composition, or writing for the profession.

Author: Marilyn F. Moriarty

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0867205105

Category: Science

Page: 263

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Written and extensively class tested with NSF/NIH support, this timely and useful text addresses a crucial need which is acknowledged in most universities and colleges. It is the need for students to learn to write in the context of their field of study; in this case science. Although numerous "how to" writing books have been published, few, if any, address the central pedagogical issues underlying the process of learning to think and write scientifically. The direct connection between this writing skill and that of critical thinking is developed with engaging style by the author, an English professor. Moriarty's book is an invaluable guide for both undergraduate and graduate science students. In the process of learning the specific requirements of organization demanded by scientific writing, students will develop strategies for thinking through their scientific research, well before they sit down to write. This instructive text will be useful to students who need to satisfy a science writing proficiency requirement in the context of a science course, a course in technical writing, advanced composition, or writing for the profession.

Critical Thinking Through Reading and Writing 2007 Ed dela Salle

Critical Thinking Through Reading and Writing Copyright © 2006 by Maria N .
Cusipag , Charito M . Aglaua , Corazon V . Balarbar , Marilu R . Madrunio ,
Remedios Z . Miciano , Leonisa A . Mojica , and Regina L . Shimamoto : -
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Publisher: Rex Bookstore, Inc.

ISBN: 9715555233

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Improving Writing and Thinking Through Assessment

Kurfiss, J. G. (1988). Critical Thinking: Theory, research, practice, and
possibilities. ... Assessing for Learning: Building a Sustainable Commitment
across the Institution. ... Thinking/Writing: Fostering Critical Thinking through
Writing. New York: ...

Author: Teresa L. Flateby

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607524090

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 289

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Improving Writing and Thinking through Assessment is designed to help individual faculty and administrators select assessment approaches and measures to maximize their students’ writing and thinking. The book offers useful guidance, through presentation of recommended assessment guidelines and measurement principles in Part 1 and applications from a variety of contributors in Part 2. It addresses a wide range of audiences, including instructors who want to assess and thus foster writing and thinking in their courses, administrators and instructors planning to assess writing and thinking at the program or institutional level, and graduate students interested in improving students’ writing and critical thinking. This book is more guide than a “cookbook.” By providing comprehensive standards and criteria that help individuals or teams develop plans and measures to improve writing and thinking, the book should be helpful for academic and Student Affairs administrators and faculty as the principles apply equally to all engaged in assessment. Contributors, representing a wide range of educators, illustrate many of the approaches and methods described in the theoretical section of the book using a variety of assessment strategies at both classroom and program levels. Readers will see how different types of institutions, both private and public as well as undergraduate and graduate, have designed assessment strategies and plans to gauge and enhance writing and thinking growth in the classroom and across programs. They candidly describe challenges encountered and solutions they adopted or suggest. These chapters reflect approaches and perspectives from various discourse communities – including writing program administrators, composition faculty, assessment professionals, and individual faculty representing several disciplines. The author argues the urgent need to develop strong writers and thinkers. She discusses challenges and obstacles, but underscores the necessity for more faculty involvement and institutional commitment. This book will help institutions and individual faculty design and implement sound, meaningful assessment strategies to foster effective writing and thinking that will both advance the goals of the institutional mission and meet faculty’s disciplinary objectives and scholarly concerns.

Writing on the Body Thinking Through Gendered Embodiment and Marked Flesh

In an attempt to do justice to the themes and issues, as well as to honour and
respect the individuals who share their stories here, I have created a fictionalised
group discussion in which I also participate through writing in my own
experiences.

Author: Kay Inckle

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443808729

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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This groundbreaking piece of work establishes a “position of embodiment” as an ethically salient epistemological and empirical strategy for understanding, representing, and experiencing gendered embodiment and marked flesh. Developing an embodied, feminist critique of the sociology of the body, the author integrates this position with some of the most recent developments in qualitative methodologies and creative research practices in order to engage with, and represent, women’s experiences of body-marking. As such, the specific body practices which are addressed, “body modification” and “self-injury,” are refigured in the context of a feminist, embodied position. This position of embodiment not only establishes a holistic, non-dualistic orientation from which to experience and explore gendered embodiment and body-marking practices, but in doing so, also highlights the limitations of normative dualistic, disembodied theories and methods which objectify and distance the very experiences they purport to explain. Overall, this exploration is a provoking, moving and often uncomfortable journey into the imperatives of gendered embodiment, abject corporeality, blood and pain, and the practices which mark the body and evoke and transform the gendered, embodied self. This is a courageous, beautifully written, evocative, and thought provoking book that takes the reader on an intimate journey into the misunderstood world of body marking practices. As part of the journey, Inckle provides a range of insights into the fluid, ambiguous, and complex forms of embodiment experienced by women over time. The reflexive stance she adopts throughout enables the reader to chart her emerging awareness of methodological dilemmas and the inherent tensions she experiences in trying to resolve them in relation to feminist ethical positions. As part of this process, she challenges the norms of knowledge production and dissolves the disciplinary boundaries that frame much of the current debate on embodiment and body marking practices. Inckle 's findings offer a powerful critique of dominant research perspectives that focus on the body and she makes a strong case for the development of a feminist-embodied-sociology in the future. As such, this book will be of immense interest to sociologists and psychologists with an interest in the body and the dynamics of embodiment as well as to scholars seeking to develop their understanding of key methodological issues. Professor Andrew C. Sparkes PhD Exeter University This book is based on one of the best methodological approaches I have come across. Supported by materials from a wide variety of disciplines, it is reflexively argued, and Dr Inckle charts new grounds in her trajectory from feminist methodologies to creative sociology, searching for new ways of producing knowledge and radically broadening the sociological research agenda to include ‘stories that come out of the body’. I particularly like the way Dr Inckle develops feminist research methodologies, critiquing participatory approaches as often difficult to implement, and the fearless, yet highly problematic, positioning of the ‘researching I’ at the centre of the research process. Dr Ronit Lentin, Department of Sociology Trinity College Dublin

Expressing Critical Thinking through Disciplinary Texts

thinking. through. writing. 8.0. Introduction. In the opening chapter of this book, I
undertook an overview discussion of the concept ofcritical thinking,
acknowledging its provenance in Western philosophy and science as well as the
emphasis ...

Author: Ian Bruce

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350127913

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 216

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Exploring how critical thinking is expressed in writing, this book investigates the specific linguistic elements involved in this process. Ian Bruce takes a genre-based approach to compare the textual expression of critical thinking in samples of academic, professional and journalistic writing, using five studies to examine the similarities and differences in the elements deployed across different genres. Looking at phenomena such as the relations between propositions and words which express the writer's personal attitude, content-organizing patterns, and the role of metaphor, this book highlights the most important contributory factors in the expression of critical thinking. Providing an in-depth exploration of how it is articulated through different types of specialist writing, this book provides a lens to both examine texts and to identify and practice this skill.

The Writing Revolution

This is how I would describe The Writing Revolution.

Author: Judith C. Hochman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119364917

Category: Education

Page: 320

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"HELP! My Students Can't Write!" Why You Need a Writing Revolution in Your Classroom and How to Lead It. The Writing Revolution (TWR) provides a clear method of instruction that you can use no matter what subject or grade level you teach. The model, also known as The Hochman Method, has demonstrated, over and over, that it can turn weak writers into strong communicators by focusing on specific techniques that match their needs and by providing them with targeted feedback. Insurmountable as the challenges faced by many students may seem, TWR can make a dramatic difference. And the method does more than improve writing skills. It also helps: Boost reading comprehension Improve organizational and study skills Enhance speaking abilities Develop analytical capabilities TWR is as much a method of teaching content as it is a method of teaching writing. There's no separate writing block and no separate writing curriculum. Instead, teachers of all subjects adapt the TWR strategies and activities to their current curriculum and weave them into their content instruction. But perhaps what's most revolutionary about the TWR method is that it takes the mystery out of learning to write well. It breaks the writing process down into manageable chunks and then has students practice the chunks they need, repeatedly, while also learning content.

The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff: Thinking through Essaysequips developing writers with the critical thinking skills they need to interpret and analyze information and express their ideas clearly and logically in writing.

Author: Marcie Sims

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0131942956

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 728

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The Write Stuff: Thinking through Essaysequips developing writers with the critical thinking skills they need to interpret and analyze information and express their ideas clearly and logically in writing.

Accidental Genius

The author encourages businesspeople to use private free-style journal writing to stimulate creative thought and practical solutions in a business environment. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Author: Mark Levy

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576750833

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 142

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The author encourages businesspeople to use private free-style journal writing to stimulate creative thought and practical solutions in a business environment. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Process of Writing

This structure helps guide readers in the process of writing while motivating them with success even as the difficulty of assignments increases. Provides practical writing instruction.

Author: Roberta Allen

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 0131821148

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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A practical, real-world writing book that provides a hands-on approach to business writing. The Process of Writing: Composing Through Critical Thinking focuses on writing as a process. It is designed to develop critical thinking skills: analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and problem solving. This structure helps guide readers in the process of writing while motivating them with success even as the difficulty of assignments increases. Provides practical writing instruction. This enables a variety of readers to determine the purpose for their writing, analyze their audience, and use the organizational patterns appropriate for specific writing tasks. Presents exercises and assignments which gives developing writers necessary practice and reinforces the skills they have learned. Appropriate for any professional who wishes to improve his or her skills in business or technical writing.