Strategies for Teaching First-year Composition

Strategies for Teaching First-year Composition

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Whether the new instructor of first-year composition looks forward to that first class period with anticipation, dread, or a mix of emotions, Strategies for Teaching First-Year Composition offers guidance, reassurance, and thoughtful commentary on the many activities leading up to and surrounding classroom instruction: What preparation do I need to teach first-year comp? How do I construct a syllabus? How do I develop effective writing assignments? Why am I teaching writing at all? And what's the place of writing in a university education? The texts included in this collection respond to these questions and many others with ideas, suggestions, and experiences from both veteran and new teachers. And because writing instruction takes place in a variety of educational contexts, readers will find chapters and suggestions written by instructors who teach in community colleges, liberal arts colleges, state university systems, and research institutions.--Publisher description.... (introduction, three body paragraphs, and a conclusion) and that ita#39;s okay to write in the first person and to use contractions. ... More important, I use this discussion to explain that college composition a€” indeed all composition a€” is concerned with ... It involves considering all the elements of a rhetorical situation and making choices that will ultimately result in good essays a€” effective communication.

Title:Strategies for Teaching First-year Composition
Author:Duane H. Roen
Publisher:National Council of Teachers - 2002-01-01


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