10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper
by Peter T. Markman; Alison L. Heney; Roberta H. Markman; Marie L. Waddell
Call Number: PE 1478 .M3 2011 c.1-2
Updated to conform to today's academic standards and the most recent Internet research sources, this succinct, easy-to-follow guide gives students clear directions for writing papers in virtually all academic subjects. The authors describe how to determine a subject, formulate and outline a provisional thesis, prepare a bibliography, take notes from sources, write a draft, then revise and edit the paper, bringing it to its final form. Added advice includes avoiding plagiarism and making the most of library and Internet resources.
Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen
by Mary Norris
Call Number: PE 1450 .N67 2015
Mary Norris has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker's copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. Now she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice.
But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"? : Advice from the Chicago Style Q&A
Call Number: PN 147 .B88 2016
But Can I Start a Sentence with "But"? brings together the best of the Chicago Style Q&A. Curated from years of entries, it features some of the most popular--and hotly debated--rulings and also recovers old favorites long buried in the archives. Questions touch on myriad matters of editorial style--capitalization, punctuation, alphabetizing, special characters--as well as grammar, usage, and beyond ("How do I spell out the sound of a scream?").
Eats, Shoots and Leaves: the Zero Tolerance Approach to Punctuation
by Lynne Truss
Call Number: PE 1450 .T75 2004
We all know the basics of punctuation. Or do we? A look at most neighborhood signage tells a different story. Through sloppy usage and low standards on the internet, in email, and now text messages, we have made proper punctuation an endangered species.
The Elements of Style
by William Strunk; E. B. White
Call Number: PE 1408 .S772 2000
This book has conveyed the principles of English style to millions of readers. Use the fourth edition of "the little book" to make a big impact with writing. William Strunk, Jr. first used his own book, The Elements of Style, in 1919 for his English 8 course at Cornell University. The book was published in 1935 by Oliver Strunk. E. B. White was a student in Professor Strunk's class at Cornell, and used "the little book" for himself. Commissioned by Macmillan to revise Strunk's book, White edited the 1959 and 1972 editions of The Elements of Style.
Elements of Style 2017 : a Grammar, Style, and Punctuation Handbook for Modern Writers
by Richard De A'Morelli
Call Number: PE 1408 .D4 2016
"A grammar, style, and punctuation handbook for modern writers" -- Cover
Excuse Me, Your Participle's Dangling
by Catherine DePino
Call Number: PE 1313 .D47 2013
Excuse Me, Your Participle’s Dangling will give you all the bare essentials of grammar that you need to write like a pro. The book also offers a simple yet foolproof method of writing under pressure, the key to success in any college program or workplace. If you’re a businessperson, college student, or ESL student seeking a user-friendly grammar book that aims to make you a better writer, this book is for you!
The Hodges Harbrace Handbook
Call Number: RefDesk PE 1112 .H6 2017
This grammar-first handbook provides comprehensive coverage of grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research--all presented in the context of rhetorical concerns, including the writer, reader, message, context, and purpose.
How to Not Write Bad
by Ben Yagoda
Call Number: PE 1408 .Y38 2013
According to Ben Yagoda's website, "This book is based largely on my twenty years experience teaching writing at the University of Delaware. I've noticed that a relatively small list of mistakes and problems accounted for the vast majority of the comments and corrections I make on my students' work. The book is an explanation of these problem spots, and a guide to getting them out of your writing."
In the World
by John H. Timmerman; Donald R. Hettinga
Call Number: PE 1417 .T58 2004
Good writing "doesn't just happen," say the authors. It takes work and a basic understanding of rhetorical situations. "Whatever our goals, we want readers to be affected by our writing," they assert. "The work of writing clarifies who we are in relation to both God and the world about us." In the World equips readers to become better writers. It also introduces quality writing with over sixty classic and contemporary selections from numerous writers, including Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, John Donne, Henri Nouwen, Walter Wangerin Jr., and Charles Darwin. This second edition contains a completely updated and revised rhetoric section and added contemporary essays that represent a broad range of ethnicity, gender, and point of view.
Making Sense: a Student's Guide to Research and Writing
by Margot Northey; Joan McKibbin
Call Number: LB 2369 .N67 2012
This wonderful resource for writers "outlines the general principles of style, grammar, and usage, while covering such topics as how to conduct academic research, how to write essays, and how to properly document sources. Concise and accessible, with new information on technology-based research and group presentations, this latest edition continues to be an invaluable resource for students throughout their academic careers and beyond." -- from publisher
The Modern Researcher
by Henry F. Graff; Jacques Barzun
Call Number: LB 2369 .B28 2004
This classic introduction to the techniques of research and the art of expression is used widely in history courses, but is also appropriate for writing and research methods courses in other departments. Barzun and Graff thoroughly cover every aspect of research, from the selection of a topic through the gathering, analysis, writing, revision, and publication of findings presenting the process not as a set of rules but through actual cases that put the subtleties of research in a useful context. Part One covers the principles and methods of research; Part Two covers writing, speaking, and getting one's work published.
by Martha J. Kolln; Loretta S. Gray
Call Number: PE 1408 .K696 2010
Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers. Rhetorical Grammar is a writer's grammar - a text that presents grammar as a rhetorical tool, avoiding the do's and don'ts so long associated with the study of grammar. It reveals to writers the system of grammar that they know subconsciously and encourages them to use that knowledge to understand their choices as writers and the effects of those choices on their readers. Besides providing key strategies for revision,Rhetorical Grammar presents systematic discussions of reader expectation, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modification, diction, and other principles.
The Rowman and Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources
by James P. Davis
Call Number: PE 1478 .D37 2012
The Rowman & Littlefield Guide to Writing with Sources offers the most thorough and up-to-date discussion of plagiarism and the proper use of sources available today. The new edition incorporates the latest revisions to MLA, CSE, and CMS styles and the lexicon of electronic materials. This succinct and accessible handbook helps writers of all levels to assess, quote, cite, and present information from a variety of sources, including electronic and Internet sources. It features samples, updated throughout, of writing and style sheets, as well as a checklist for quoting and paraphrasing, to help strengthen writing in any field.
Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace
by Joseph M. Williams; Gregory G. Colomb
Call Number: PE 1421 .W545 2010
Williams own clear, accessible style models the kind of writing that audiences both in college and after will admire. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively. This book is all you need to understand the principles of effective writing.
The Sense of Style
by Steven Pinker
Call Number: PE 1421 .P56 2014
A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker.
They Say / I Say
by Gerald Graff; Cathy Birkenstein; Russel Durst
Call Number: PE 1431 .G73 2012
They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing.
Tools Students Need to Be Skillful Writers
by Phyllis Hostmeyer
Call Number: Oversz LB 1576 .H673 2013
Includes information and activities for students to learn parts of speech, sentence patterns, and sentence combining, as well as practice for short writing assignments, and essays.
What Is Good Writing?
by Geoffrey J. Huck
Call Number: P 53.4115 .H83 2015
In What Is Good Writing?, Geoffrey J. Huck advances the contemporary debate on writing achievement by drawing on empirical research in linguistics and the other cognitive sciences that shed light on the development of fluency in language.
A Writers Reference
by Diana Hacker; Nancy Sommers
Call Number: RefDsk PE 1408 .H2778 2018
A Writer's Reference, Ninth Edition, and LaunchPad for A Writer's Reference together represent a next-level tool for college writers. What's most exciting? An emphasis on help that is personal, practical, and digital. A Writer's Reference is reimagined as a system that helps students target their needs and see their successes; that offers innovative practice with writing, reading, thinking, and research; and that lives in an engaging multimedia environment. Diagnostics, e-book tools, and custom options allow students and teachers to personalize the handbook. How-to pages, writing guides, student models, and exercises and activities deliver pragmatic, transferable lessons.
Writing That Makes Sense
by David S. Hogsette
Call Number: PE 1408 .H63 2009
Writing That Makes Sense takes students through the basics of the writing process and critical thinking, and it teaches them how to write various types of academic essays they are likely to encounter in their academic careers.
Writing Well in the 21st Century
by Linda Spencer
Call Number: LB2369 .S65 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-10
Writing with Style
by John R. Trimble
Call Number: PE 1408 .T69 2011
This bestselling brief text is for anyone who needs tips to improve writing. Writing with Style is storehouse of practical writing tips--written in a lively, conversational style. This text providesinsight into: how to generate interesting ideas and get them down on paper; how to write a critical analysis; how to write a crisp opener; how to invigorate a dull style; how to punctuate with confidence; how to handle various conventions--and much more.
The Associated Press Stylebook 2018: And Briefing on Media Law
Call Number: StyleMnl PN 4783 .A83 2017
The style of The Associated Press is the gold standard for news writing. With The AP Stylebook in hand, you can learn how to write and edit with the clarity and professionalism for which their writers and editors are famous. The AP Stylebook will help you master the AP's rules on grammar, spelling, punctuation, capitalization, abbreviation, word and numeral usage, and when to use "more than" instead of "over." To make navigating these specialty chapters even easier, the Stylebook includes a comprehensive index.
From Topic to Thesis
by Michael Kibbe
Call Number: BR 118 .K53 2016
This affordable and accessible tool walks students through the process, focusing on five steps: finding direction, gathering sources, understanding issues, entering discussion and establishing a position. Its goal is to take students directly from a research assignment to a research argument--in other words, from topic to thesis.
Writing about Literature
by Edgar V. Roberts
Call Number: PE 1479 .C7 R59 2005
Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus justifying the integration of literature and composition. The reading of literature encourages students to think, and the use of literary topics gives instructors a viable way to combine writing and literary study.
The Elements of Academic Style
by Eric Hayot
Call Number: PE 1404 .H3943 2014
From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices.
A Student's Guide to History
by Jules R. Benjamin
Call Number: StyleMnl D 16.3 .B4 2016
This guide provides comprehensive coverage of the historian's research process - from formulating a research question to finding, evaluating, and working with sources of all types - written and nonwritten, in print and online.
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Writing History in the Digital Age
by Jack Dougherty; Kristen Nawrotzki
Call Number: D 16.12 .W75 2013
Writing History in the Digital Age began as an experiment by posing a question: How have Internet technologies influenced how historians think, teach, author, and publish? To illustrate their answer, the contributors agreed to share the stages of their book-in-progress as it was constructed on the public web. The finished product now presents 20 essays from a wide array of notable scholars, each examining (and then breaking apart and reexamining) if and how digital and emergent technologies have changed the historical profession.
A Pocket Guide to Writing in History
by Mary Lynn Rampolla
Call Number: StyleMnl D 13 .R295 2018
An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides a practical introduction to typical history assignments, exercising critical reading skills, evaluating and documenting sources, writing effective history papers, conducting research, and avoiding plagiarism. Building on its time-tested approach, the seventh edition offers expanded, hands-on guidance for writing and researching in the digital age, and additional coverage on working with primary and secondary sources.
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The Handbook of Technical Writing
by Gerald J. Alred; Charles T. Brusaw; Walter E. Oliu
Call Number: T 11 .B78 2015
From formal reports and manuals to everyday e-mails, The Handbook of Technical Writing uses smart, accessible language to spotlight and clarify technical writing today. Hundreds of topic entries, 90+ sample documents, at-a-glance checklists, and dynamic videos break down the best-practices, models, and real-world skills that successful writers use to clearly and persuasively communicate technical information and data.
How to Write and Present Technical Information, 4th Edition
by Charles H. Sides
Call Number: T 11 .S528 2017
Thoroughly updated to discuss the use of tools such as Skype and social media, this concise volume shows how effective communication--via written text and spoken presentations--can positively impact project management in professional environments.
Pocket Guide to Technical Communication
by William S. Pfeiffer
Call Number: PE 1475 .P465 2011
The Pocket Guide to Technical Communication is a handy reference for on-the-job business, technical and scientific writing. Its brief format provides quick, easy-to-read answers to common writing problems. Filled with examples, it features samples of every major document type and emphasizes quality and planning throughout.
Writing and Research for Graphic Designers
by Steven Heller
Call Number: NC 1011 .H465 2012
This book is a complete, introductory guide to various forms of research and writing in design--and how they explain visuals and can be visualized.
Business Writing in the Digital Age
by Natalie Canavor
Call Number: HF 5781.3 .C365 2012
Business Writing in the Digital Age fills an urgent need to equip business and MBA students to write more effectively in a style that works for today's business world. Using a readable, highly accessible approach and numerous concrete examples, this book frames writing as a strategic tool to accomplish goals. Readers learn a step-by-step system that tells them what to say, and how to say it in every circumstance. At the same time they learn how to improve their technical skills by applying practical techniques rather than grammatical rules.
How to Write a Business Plan
by Mike McKeever
Call Number: HD 30.28 .M3839 2012
Need to write a business plan for the first time? This wonderful resource will get you started by providing ideas for sources of capital, drafting your resume, determining gain and loss forecasts, writing marketing plans, and more. Sample business plans for are provided for small service companies, manufacturing businesses, and product development. Check it out!
Improve Your Global Business English: the Essential Toolkit for Writing and Communicating Across Borders
Call Number: PE 1479 .B87 T353 2012
English can never be standardized in the global and digital marketplace; instead, we can learn how to customize business English according to our own values and culture and communicate successfully across borders. Improve Your Global Business English creates an awareness in the reader of what to avoid and how to ensure that communications are correctly understood.
The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation
Call Number: StyleMnl KF 245 .B58 2015
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Point Made: How to Write Like the Nation's Top Advocates
by Ross Guberman
Call Number: KF 251 .G83 2014
With Point Made, legal writing expert, Ross Guberman, throws a life preserver to attorneys, who are under more pressure than ever to produce compelling prose. What is the strongest opening for a motion or brief? How to draft winning headings? How to tell a persuasive story when the record is dry and dense? The answers are "more science than art," says Guberman, who has analyzed stellar arguments by distinguished attorneys to develop step-by-step instructions for achieving the results you want. The author takes an empirical approach, drawing heavily on the writings of the nation's 50 most influential lawyers, including Barack Obama, John Roberts, Elena Kagan, Ted Olson, and David Boies. Their strategies, demystified and broken down into specific, learnable techniques, become a detailed writing guide full of practical models.
How to Write Mathematics
by Norman E. Steenrod
Call Number: QA 41 .H6 1981
A Guide to Writing as an Engineer
by David F. Beer; David McMurrey; Beer; David A. McMurrey
Call Number: T 11 .B396 2009
This invaluable resource guides engineers through the technical writing issues that they must know in order to succeed in the field. The third edition includes numerous new examples integrated throughout the chapters that illustrate content, organization, and format of different types of documents. Discussions are included on plagiarism, ethics, and citing material properly. In order to accomplish this, the IEEE system of documenting sources is presented.
How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper
by Barbara Gastel; Robert A. Day
Call Number: T 11 .D33 2016
* Provides practical, easy-to-read, and immediately applicable guidance on preparing each part of a scientific paper: from the title and abstract, through each section of the main text, to the acknowledgments and references * Explains step by step how to decide to which journal to submit a paper, what happens to a paper after submission, and how to work effectively with a journal throughout the publication process * Includes key advice on other communication important to success in scientific careers, such as giving presentations and writing proposals * Presents an insightful insider's view of how journals actually work-and describes how best to work with them
The Scientist's Guide to Writing
by Stephen B. Heard
Call Number: T 11 .H43 2016
The ability to write clearly is critical to any scientific career. The Scientist's Guide to Writing provides practical advice to help scientists become more effective writers so that their ideas have the greatest possible impact.
Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words
by David Lindsay
Call Number: T 11 .L5286 2011
Telling people about research is just as important as doing it. But many researchers, who, in all other respects, are competent scientists, are afraid of writing. They are wary of the unwritten rules, the unspoken dogma and the inexplicably complex style, all of which seem to pervade conventional thinking about scientific writing. This book has been written to expose these phantoms as largely smoke and mirrors, and replace them with principles that make communicating research easier and encourage researchers to write confidently. It presents a way of thinking about writing that emulates the way good scientists think about research. It concentrates on the structure of articles, rather than simply on grammar and syntax. So, it is an ideal reference for researchers preparing articles for scientific journals, posters, conference presentations, reviews and popular articles; for students preparing theses; and for researchers whose first language is not English. Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words expounds principles that produce scientific articles in a wide range of disciplines that are focused, concise and, best of all, easy to write and read. As one senior scientist observed, This book not only made me a better writer; it made me a better scientist .
Taking Science to the People
by Carolyn Johnsen (Editor)
Call Number: Q 223 .T35 2010
The American public, government, and the news media continually grapple with myriad policy issues related to science and technology. Those issues include global warming, energy, stem-cell research, health care, childhood autism, food safety, and genetics, to name but a few. When the public is informed on such topics, chances improve for reasoned policy decisions. Journalists have typically bridged the gap between scientists and the public, but the times now call for more engagement from the experts. The authors in this collection write convincingly about why scientists and engineers should shake off their ivory-tower reticence and take science to the people. Taking Science to the People calls on scientists and engineers to polish their writing and speaking skills in order to communicate more clearly about their work to the public, policy makers, and reporters who cover science.
Writing Papers in the Biological Sciences
by Victoria E. McMillan
Call Number: QH 304 .M36 2006
Writing Undergraduate Lab Reports: a Guide for Students
by Christopher S. Lobban; María Schefter
Call Number: T 11 .L625 2017
Writing clear, impactful reports is a crucial skill for science students, but few books focus on this area for the undergraduate. Particularly useful for biology students, this text adopts a hands-on approach, using example reports and published papers as models to put guidance into practice.
Writing and Speaking in the Technology Professions
by David F. Beer (Editor)
Call Number: Oversz T 11 .W75 2003
An updated edition of the classic guide to technical communication. Consider that 20 to 50 percent of a technology professional's time is spent communicating with others. Whether writing a memo, preparing a set of procedures, or making an oral presentation, effective communication is vital to your professional success. This anthology delivers concrete advice from the foremost experts on how to communicate more effectively in the workplace. The revised and expanded second edition of this popular book completely updates the original, providing authoritative guidance on communicating via modern technology in the contemporary work environment. Two new sections on global communication and the Internet address communicating effectively in the context of increased e-mail and web usage. As in the original, David Beer's Second Edition discusses a variety of approaches, such as: * Writing technical documents that are clear and effective * Giving oral presentations more confidently * Using graphics and other visual aids judiciously * Holding productive meetings * Becoming an effective listener.
Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes
by Robert M. Emerson; Rachel I. Fretz; Linda L. Shaw
Call Number: GN 307.7 .E44 2011
In Writing Ethnographic Fieldnotes, Robert M. Emerson, Rachel I. Fretz, and Linda L. Shaw present a series of guidelines, suggestions, and practical advice for creating useful fieldnotes in a variety of settings, demystifying a process that is often assumed to be intuitive and impossible to teach. Using actual unfinished notes as examples, the authors illustrate options for composing, reviewing, and working fieldnotes into finished texts. They discuss different organizational and descriptive strategies and show how transforming direct observations into vivid descriptions results not simply from good memory but from learning to envision scenes as written. A good ethnographer, they demonstrate, must learn to remember dialogue and movement like an actor, to see colors and shapes like a painter, and to sense moods and rhythms like a poet.
Writing the Community: Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Composition
by Linda Adler-Kassner (Editor); Robert Crooks (Editor); Ann Watters (Editor)
Call Number: PE 1405 .U6 W765 2006
The first volume in AAHE and Campus Compact's series on service-learning in the disciplines, the book discusses the microrevolution in college-level Composition through service-learning. The essays in this volume show why service-learning and communication are a natural pairing and give a background on the relationship between service-learning and communication with maps to suggest where it should go in the future.
Your Guide to Writing Quality Research Papers for Students of Religion and Theology
by Nancy Jean Vyhmeister; Terry Dwain Robertson
Call Number: BL 41 .V94 2014
Taking students through all phases of writing a research paper, this book has become a standard reference text for writing research papers in the fields of religion and theology with new material focused on internet research.
Because Digital Writing Matters
by National Writing Project Staff; Dànielle Nicole DeVoss; Elyse Eidman-Aadahl; Troy Hicks
Call Number: PE 1404 .B43 2010
How to effectively apply digital writing skills in the classroom, from the prestigious National Writing Project. A debate has arisen on how and whether digital writing should be taught and what skills should be expected of students. As many teachers know, students may be very adept at text messaging, and communicating online, but do not know how to craft a basic essay. In the classroom, students are increasingly required to create web-based or multi-media productions that also include writing. Since writing in and for the online realm often defies standard writing conventions, this book defines digital writing and examines how best to integrate new technologies into writing instruction.
Becoming a Teacher
by Robert W. Blake; Brett Elizabeth Blake
Call Number: LB 1707 .B53 2012
Becoming a Teacher provides "a cross-disciplinary approach linking elements of narrative theory to all aspects of pre- and in-service teaching. In essence, it embraces the notion that what teachers say matters. The rationale behind this text is the idea that narrative can not only be a conceptual lens through which a particular discipline can be re-examined, but also an aid to help preservice teachers understand the potential importance of personal experience and reflective ways of knowing as they learn to become teachers."
Creative Writing Innovations
by Michael Dean Clark (Editor); Trent Hergenrader (Editor); Joseph Rein (Editor)
Call Number: PN 181 .C74 2017
When teachers experiment, students benefit. When students gain confidence to pursue their own literary experiments, creative writing can become a life-changing experience. With chapters written by experienced teachers and classroom innovators, Creative Writing Innovations builds on these principles to uncover the true potential of the creative writing classroom. Rooted in classroom experience, this book takes teaching beyond the traditional workshop model to explore topics such as multi-media genres, collaborative writing and field-based work, as well as issues of identity.
Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century
by Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley, Eds.
Call Number: PE1404 .C726 2015
In Creative Writing Pedagogies for the Twenty-First Century, editors Alexandria Peary and Tom C. Hunley gather experts from both creative writing and composition studies to offer innovative alternatives to the traditional creative writing workshop.
Getting It in Writing
by Deborah M. Stankevich
Call Number: LB 1576 .G4435 2011
Sixteen teachers. Sixteen journeys. All on a quest to become outstandingteachers of writing. All taking different paths to acquire and hone those skillsthat make a teacher effective. From kindergarten to college, teachers are facedwith the daunting task of instilling the art of writing in their students. Fromcreative writing to research, the art of writing incorporates the writing process tocreate the inking of our thinking. These 16 teachers from across the nation havetraveled a long and arduous path to seek and to reach for the methods andstrategies that will make them successful writing teachers. This is their stories.
Power, Resistance, and Literacy
by Julie A. Gorlewski
Call Number: LB 1631 .G655 2011
By incorporating inquiry and dialogue, this theoretical framework opens a space where resistance can be revealed and examined. In this case, the study exposed glimmers of resistance, spaces in the structure of schooling where students and teachers critique the system and suggest ways of subverting the negative effects of the neoliberal reforms through dialogic, empowering, culturally responsive pedagogies. This book would interest teacher educators, teachers, and school administrators.
Rehearsing New Roles
by Lee Ann Carroll
Call Number: PE 1404 .C346 2002
In Rehearsing New Roles: How College Students Develop as Writers, Lee Ann Carroll argues for a developmental perspective to counter the fantasy held by many college faculty that students should, or could, be taught to write once so that ever after, they can write effectively on any topic, any place, any time. Carroll demonstrates in this volume why a one- or two-semester, first-year course in writing cannot meet all the needs of even more experienced writers. She then shows how students' complex literacy skills develop slowly, often idiosyncratically, over the course of their college years, as they choose or are coerced to take on new roles as writers. As evidence, Carroll offers a longitudinal study of a group of students and the literacy environment they experienced in a midsize, independent university. Her study follows the experiences that altered their conception of writing in college and fostered their growing capacities as writers.
Teaching Writing As Reflective Practice
by George Hillocks
Call Number: PE 1404 .H56 1995
George Hillocks, Jr. starts with the basic assumption that writing is at the heart of education, and provides a metatheory to respond to this question: "What is involved in the effective teaching of writing at the secondary and college freshmen levels?" The author outlines a variety of theories, explains the bridges between them, and provides a coherent theoretical basis for thinking about the teaching of writing. This concern with theory and research is offset by his attention to the practical matters of the classroom; teachers are shown how to plan activities and sequences of activities that are appropriate for students who are within Vygotsky's "zone of proximal development".
Writing to Teach; Writing to Learn in Higher Education
by Susan Leist
Call Number: PE 1404 .M657 2006
Writing to Teach; Writing to Learn in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide for professors seeking to integrate writing-across-the-curriculum principles into their pedagogy. Through the exploration of theory and practice, treating both pre-writing techniques and classical rhetorical patterns as heuristics, Leist outlines the process of incorporating writing into a curriculum. The text includes appendices with sample checklists, a master scoring rubric, and examples of syllabi and individual assignments. From beginning to end, Writing to Teach; Writing to Learn in Higher Education helps prepare professors to use writing as an intrinsic part of their curriculum.