Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching

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A collection of twenty-one essays by David Bartholomae, Writing on the Margins includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of composition studies. With a wide-ranging introduction and three retrospective postscripts to set the essays in context, it serves as a valuable reference and as a powerful introduction to crucial issues in the field.

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Overview

A collection of twenty-one essays by David Bartholomae, Writing on the Margins includes selections that have helped shape the discipline of composition studies. With a wide-ranging introduction and three retrospective postscripts to set the essays in context, it serves as a valuable reference and as a powerful introduction to crucial issues in the field.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403968036
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 11/28/2004
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 5.76 (w) x 9.86 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Meet the Author

David Bartholomae is Chair, English Department, University of Pittsburgh.

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Table of Contents

Part One: The Study of Error
• The Study of Error
• Released into Language: Errors, Expectations and the Legacy of Mina Shaughnessy
• Inventing the University
• Wanderings: Misreadings, Miswritings, and Misunderstandings
• Writing on the Margins: The Concept of Literacy in Higher Education
• Telling Secrets: Student Readers and Disciplinary Authorities, with Carolyn Ball & Laura Dice
• Postscript: The Study of Error * Part Two: Teaching Composition * Teaching Basic Writing: An Alternative to Basic Skills
• Writing Assignments: Where Writing Begins
• Against the Grain
• Wistful and Admiring: The Rhetoric of Combination
• The Reading of Reading: I. A. Richards and M. J. Adler
• Producing Adult Readers, 1930-1950
• The Argument of Reading
• Stop Making Sense: An Interview with David Bartholomae
• Introduction: Ways of Reading, with Anthony Petrosky
• Postscript: Teaching Composition * Part Three: The Profession
• Freshman English, Composition, and CCCC
• The Tidy House: Basic Writing in the American Curriculum
• What is Composition (and If You Know What That Is) Why Do We Teach It?
• Composition: 1900-2000
• Literacy and Departments of Language and Literature
• Reading and Writing in the Academy: A Conversation with David Bartholomae
• Postcript: The Profession

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