At the Point of Need: Teaching Basic and ESL Writers

At the Point of Need: Teaching Basic and ESL Writers

by Marie Nelson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0867092653

ISBN-13: 9780867092653

Pub. Date: 11/09/1990

Publisher: Heinemann

At the Point of Need is a richly detailed account of the experiences of teachers, tutors, and students over a five-year period in a university writing center, whose main mission was to enable basic and ESL writers to handle college writing demands. By and large, it's a success story, with implications and applications far beyond the purview of that

Overview

At the Point of Need is a richly detailed account of the experiences of teachers, tutors, and students over a five-year period in a university writing center, whose main mission was to enable basic and ESL writers to handle college writing demands. By and large, it's a success story, with implications and applications far beyond the purview of that particular writing center.

Essentially, it wasn't broad knowledge of teaching or writing that these teachers and basic writers needed. What they needed was permission and encouragement to evaluate their own work; a way to evaluate it for themselves while including feedback from others; peers to help them brainstorm things to try when they got stuck; support for trying the unconventional; and freedom from constant impersonal assessment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867092653
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
11/09/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
5.92(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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