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Telling Writing / Edition 4
     

Telling Writing / Edition 4

by Ken Macrorie
 

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ISBN-10: 0867091533

ISBN-13: 9780867091533

Pub. Date: 01/01/1985

Publisher: Heinemann

Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to

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Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to learning and then challenging learners to connect their experience and ideas with those of the accepted authorities or producers. Students can't become truly educated unless they grow out of and beyond themselves . . . Telling Writing gives them an indispensable base, a knowledge of themselves on which to grow."

Macrorie's approach works because it helps students break away from the deadly academic prose fostered by so many writing courses and enables them to write about and from their own experiences.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780867091533
Publisher:
Heinemann
Publication date:
01/01/1985
Edition description:
Subsequent
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

The Poison Fish

Writing Freely

What Is Good Writing?

Tightening

Telling Facts

Fabulous Realities

Through Facts to Realities

People Talking

The Helping Circle

Oppositions

Through Facts to Large Meanings

Repeating

Keeping a Journal

Sound and Voice

Writing Responses

Creating Form

Your Subject Choosing You

Sharpening

Words Speaking to Words

Writing Indirectly

The Order of Words

Observing Conventions

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