Authors Insights

Young adult authors offer their opinions on teaching reading and writing to teenagers and provide practical suggestions for classroom activities

Author: Donald R. Gallo

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015022271632

Category: Education

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Young adult authors offer their opinions on teaching reading and writing to teenagers and provide practical suggestions for classroom activities

Writing Insights

This book is not a writing handbook, not a writing guide book, not a grammar text, not a reader. It really is a writing textbook.

Author: Paul Aamot

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781425942649

Category: Education

Page: 136

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Hundreds of thousands of English teachers deserve to have and use a supplemental writing text like Writing Insights to teach millions of students what they deserve to know about writing. This book is not a writing handbook, not a writing guide book, not a grammar text, not a reader. It really is a writing textbook. It uses a completely new approach to the task of teaching students what they need to know to write with the same confidence that professional writers have. Professional writers somehow---in journalism school or in a one-on-one writing experience with editors or other professional writers---acquire an unerring sense of the structue of every sentence they write---the subordination and parallelism that writers must understand to punctuate and write acceptably. Students need this same "sentence sense" to write with confidence. Writing Insight has explanations and exercises that enable students to acquire this "sentence sense" that they deserve to have. Students who learn what this book teaches about writing will experience a very helpful "behavior modification" insofar as writing is concerned. They will observe the structure of every sentence they write and read---the subordination and parallelism---and will be able to write more skillfully and confidently. Writing Insights also deals extensively with content---theses, development, and the defense of theses. Also covered are usage problems---such as faulty agreements, run-on sentences, distortions, grammatical errors, etc. There are also units on book review and research paper writings.

Writers in the Secret Garden

Retrieved from https://www.themarysue.com/none-of-this-is-new-an -oral-history-
of-fanfiction/ White, R. H. (2014). Lexical richness in adolescent writing, insights
from the classroom: An L1 vocabulary development study (Master's thesis, ...

Author: Cecilia Aragon

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262537803

Category: Education

Page: 166

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An in-depth examination of the novel ways young people support and learn from each other though participation in online fanfiction communities. Over the past twenty years, amateur fanfiction writers have published an astonishing amount of fiction in online repositories. More than 1.5 million enthusiastic fanfiction writers—primarily young people in their teens and twenties—have contributed nearly seven million stories and more than 176 million reviews to a single online site, Fanfiction.net. In this book, Cecilia Aragon and Katie Davis provide an in-depth examination of fanfiction writers and fanfiction repositories, finding that these sites are not shallow agglomerations and regurgitations of pop culture but rather online spaces for sophisticated and informal learning. Through their participation in online fanfiction communities, young people find ways to support and learn from one another. Aragon and Davis term this novel system of interactive advice and instruction distributed mentoring, and describe its seven attributes, each of which is supported by an aspect of networked technologies: aggregation, accretion, acceleration, abundance, availability, asynchronicity, and affect. Employing an innovative combination of qualitative and quantitative analyses, they provide an in-depth ethnography, reporting on a nine-month study of three fanfiction sites, and offer a quantitative analysis of lexical diversity in the 61.5 billion words on the Fanfiction.net site. Going beyond fandom, Aragon and Davis consider how distributed mentoring could improve not only other online learning platforms but also formal writing instruction in schools.

Developing Writers in Higher Education

Such co-occurrences gave us deeper insight into the relationships students
constructed for themselves as they developed understandings of key concepts in
composition. Analysis of student writing included both quantitative and qualitative
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Author: Anne R Gere

Publisher: U OF M DIGT CULT BOOKS

ISBN: 9780472037384

Category: Education

Page: 384

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For undergraduates following any course of study, it is essential to develop the ability to write effectively. Yet the processes by which students become more capable and ready to meet the challenges of writing for employers, the wider public, and their own purposes remain largely invisible. Developing Writers in Higher Education shows how learning to write for various purposes in multiple disciplines leads college students to new levels of competence. This volume draws on an in-depth study of the writing and experiences of 169 University of Michigan undergraduates, using statistical analysis of 322 surveys, qualitative analysis of 131 interviews, use of corpus linguistics on 94 electronic portfolios and 2,406 pieces of student writing, and case studies of individual students to trace the multiple paths taken by student writers. Topics include student writers’ interaction with feedback; perceptions of genre; the role of disciplinary writing; generality and certainty in student writing; students’ concepts of voice and style; students’ understanding of multimodal and digital writing; high school’s influence on college writers; and writing development after college. The digital edition offers samples of student writing, electronic portfolios produced by student writers, transcripts of interviews with students, and explanations of some of the analysis conducted by the contributors. This is an important book for researchers and graduate students in multiple fields. Those in writing studies get an overview of other longitudinal studies as well as key questions currently circulating. For linguists, it demonstrates how corpus linguistics can inform writing studies. Scholars in higher education will gain a new perspective on college student development. The book also adds to current understandings of sociocultural theories of literacy and offers prospective teachers insights into how students learn to write. Finally, for high school teachers, this volume will answer questions about college writing.

Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers

Graduate research writing: A pedagogy of possibility. [Creativity: Insights,
Directions, and Possibilities]. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(1): 63–80. Retrieved
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Barthes, ...

Author: Cecile Badenhorst

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004304338

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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Post/graduate students experience enormous challenges in research writing. New writing pedagogies make explicit the often-hidden research literacies. Research Literacies and Writing Pedagogies for Masters and Doctoral Writers explores emerging innovations in supporting the development of research literacies in post/graduate writing.

Insights on Stephen King s On Writing

Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes.

Author: Swift Reads

Publisher: Swift Books LLC

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Download now to get key insights from this book in 15 minutes. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences, habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work. “Long live the King” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, part master class by one of the best-selling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999 - and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring, On Writing will empower and entertain everyone who listens to it - fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.

The Voice of the Narrator in Children s Literature

Examining the voice of the narrator can identify hitherto unexplored and unrecognized aspects of children's literature. The essays in this collection were contributed by noted authors and critics.

Author: Charlotte F. Otten

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UCSC:32106008705482

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 414

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As Otten and Schmidt note in their preface, voice is a broad metaphor. Thus the 41 essays in this collection provide varied approaches, examining point of view, focus, selection of details, tone, and even illustrations as part of the narrative identity. Eight genres, including picture books, fantasy, realism, and biography, receive separate study in generally brief articles by writers and more substantial analyses by critics. . . . In her contribution, Jill Paton Walsh describes contemporary criticism as an `impenetrable thicket of technical terms.' In most cases, the critics here avoid jargon. They speak clearly, offering practical criticsm accessible to anyone seriously concerned about narrative technique in children's literature. Choice Although children's literature is now a recognized branch of English and American literature, much of the criticism of it has focused on teaching methodology, history, and basic exposition. Since children's books are no less a part of the literary tradition than adult books, there is room for new approaches to children's literature. While the importance of the voice of the narrator is emerging in criticism of adult fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, little has been written about this subject in children's literature. Examining the voice of the narrator can identify hitherto unexplored and unrecognized aspects of children's literature. The essays in this collection were contributed by noted authors and critics. Their inquiry is divided into eight genres--the illustrated book, folk literature and myth, fantasy, realism, poetry, historical fiction, biography, and informational books--and each genre is discussed in terms of the authorial voice and the critical voice. Each of the essays works toward an understanding of how the voice of the narrator functions in a given work or in the larger corpus of an author's work. The result is not only a greater understanding of how specific authors shape their material and how authors use voice for particular effects, but also how the narrator differs functionally from one genre to the next. This unique essay collection is particularly suited for use in children's literature courses. Because the contributors are some of the most significant authors and critics in children's literature in English, it should also be part of any academic library's holdings in the criticism of children's literature in particular and literary criticism in general.

Writing Creative Nonfiction

Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Lee Gutkind are among more than thirty writers and teachers affiliated with the Associated Writing Programs who use examples from his or her own work to introduce the craft of creative nonfiction.

Author: Carolyn Forche

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435295587

Category: Reference

Page: 376

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Annie Dillard, Grace Paley, and Lee Gutkind are among more than thirty writers and teachers affiliated with the Associated Writing Programs who use examples from his or her own work to introduce the craft of creative nonfiction.

Fiction Writers Guidelines

138 • InSights NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA 1600 RHODE
ISLAND AVENUE , N . W ... QUERY LETTERS : Detailed query letters outlining
author ' s proposed approach to the topic are much appreciated and will save
both ...

Author: Judy Mandell

Publisher: McFarland & Company Incorporated Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000320841

Category: Reference

Page: 337

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An updated and revised version of the well received first edition (should save both editors and authors a lot of work--Wilson Library Bulletin) reproduces the exact guidelines for freelance contributions for over 260 periodicals. Included are well-known (Atlantic, Ladies Home Journal, Seventeen) and lesser-known.

Orange Coast Magazine

COASTING. Of. Whales. and. Writing. Conferences. By. Robert. J. Ray. As the
poets open up, reading with a mixture of ... 432-5880. If you're a struggling writer,
what will you pay for an insight? ... For a writer, insight is everything. Having an ...

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Orange Coast Magazine is the oldest continuously published lifestyle magazine in the region, bringing together Orange County¹s most affluent coastal communities through smart, fun, and timely editorial content, as well as compelling photographs and design. Each issue features an award-winning blend of celebrity and newsmaker profiles, service journalism, and authoritative articles on dining, fashion, home design, and travel. As Orange County¹s only paid subscription lifestyle magazine with circulation figures guaranteed by the Audit Bureau of Circulation, Orange Coast is the definitive guidebook into the county¹s luxe lifestyle.

The Social Relationships of Gospel Writers New Insights from Inscriptions Commending Greek Historiographers1

Scholarship traditionally situates the social lives of NT gospel writers exclusively within the Jesus movement and local Christ groups, showing inadequate consideration for how the literary abilities of gospel writers might have provided ...

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ISBN: OCLC:1051911348

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Scholarship traditionally situates the social lives of NT gospel writers exclusively within the Jesus movement and local Christ groups, showing inadequate consideration for how the literary abilities of gospel writers might have provided the basis for social interaction and group formation with Greeks, Romans and Judeans of common occupations and/or cultural interests. In order to provide a fuller portrait of the social and historical setting of gospel literature, this article explores the ranges of social activities practiced, and networks developed, by comparable writers—broadly, Greek historiographers. Data from the epigraphy about the social practices of historiographers help to provide controls for speculations about the setting of NT gospel composition, and raise new questions about this literature possibly emerging from networks and guilds forged between people of similar scribal professions and/or cultural interests that cut through ancient Christianity rather than originating from within the Jesus movement exclusively. Scholarship on the social setting of the Q Gospel (i.e., scribal networks) and the Gospel of Thomas (i.e., philosophical formations) has made arguments in this direction on the basis of other evidence, and that model appears most historically plausible for the narrative gospels, as well.

Sights and insights

Essays by the Author of “ The Gentle Life . ” " It is not easy to open it at any page
without finding some handy idea . ” — Morning Post . Like unto Christ . A New
Translation of the “ De Imitatione Christi " usually ascribed to Thomas à Kempis .

Author: Adeline Dutton T. Whitney

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600056831

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WPA Writing Program Administration

Help for Professionals Elizabeth Rankin , The Work of Writing : Insights and
Strategies for Academics and Professionals . San Francisco : Jossey - Bass ,
2001 . 144 pages . $ 16 . 00 . Donna Gorrell Elizabeth Rankin ' s The Work of
Writing ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015067412679

Category: English language

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Writing in the Center

If one views writing as a decision making process , then the goal of writing
instruction must be to enable students to judge the appropriateness of the
decisions they make as writers , insights that they will be able to apply to
subsequent writing ...

Author: Irene L. Clark

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: UOM:39015043000341

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 261

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Expressive Writing

Secondly , readers isolated those stories in which the writer developed insights
into his life or life in general . Tables 9 and 10 display the percentages of papers
that have these traits . TABLE 9 Percentages of Papers Displaying Fantasy , All ...

Author: National Assessment of Educational Progress (Project)

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105031555589

Category: Academic achievement

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