Teaching Students to Write

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byBeth S. Neman

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When it was first published, Teaching Students to Write earned a reputation for doing just that--helping instructors and prospective instructors teach their students how to write effectively. It was-and is-a student-centered, research-based text that combines scholarly theory with practicalpedagogy to offer teachers a rich variety of strategies to meet their students' diverse needs. Extensively updated to reflect current research and theoretical scholarship, this revised edition is enhanced by in-depth discussions of collaborative learning and extensive exemplification of experiential or discovery learning. It now includes a full chapter on invention and prewritingheuristics, some important new approaches to teaching revision, a chapter devoted to designing effective assignments, and a chapter on teaching the rhetorical analysis that incorporates whole language pedagogical concepts and current literary theory. This text puts special emphasis on reachinggifted students and nonstandard-dialect speakers and suggests workable techniques for conducting conferences, responding to papers and assessing them fairly. The second edition is even richer in pedagogical apparatus for both writing teachers and their students-including duplicable Student Guidelines, Teaching Strategies sidebars, and chapter-ending questions that encourage discussion and essay-writing.

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When it was first published, Teaching Students to Write earned a reputation for doing just that--helping instructors and prospective instructors teach their students how to write effectively. It was-and is-a student-centered, research-based text that combines scholarly theory with practicalpedagogy to offer teachers a rich variety of s...

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When it was first published, Teaching Students to Write earned a reputation for doing just that - helping instructors and prospective instructors teach their students how to write effectively. It was - and is - a student-centered, research-based text that combines scholarly theory with practical pedagogy to offer teachers a rich variet...

Beth S. Neman is at Wilmington College.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:624 pages, 6.14 × 9.13 × 1.06 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195064283

ISBN - 13:9780195064285

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Table of Contents

Abbreviations to Notes and Works Cited PART I. THE STUDENT1. Teaching the StudentPART II. THE WRITING PROCESS2. Section A Teaching Expository Structure3. Teaching Prewriting: Invention and Arrangement4. Teaching the Writing Process5. Teaching the Rewriting Stage: Structural RevisionSection B Teaching Expository Style6. Teaching Audience and Voice: Help from the Art of Rhetoric7. Teaching Grammar and Syntax: Help from the Science of Linguistics8. Stylistic Problems from Nonstandard DialectsSection C Teaching Special Kinds of Expository Essays9. Teaching the Research Paper11. Teaching Narrative Writing12. Teaching Poetry WritingPART IV. THE TEACHER13. Responding to Students' Work14. Assigning Writing15. The Personal Teaching ApproachWorks CitedSubject Index

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"Ms. Neman's notions of building confidence and breaking down student inhibitions are proper, valuable, and worthy ones which most of us who enjoy teaching composition hold."--Jerry L. Sullivan, California State University at Long Beach