A Writer Teaches Writing Revised / Edition 2

A Writer Teaches Writing Revised / Edition 2

by Donald M. Murray
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Cengage Learning
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A Writer Teaches Writing Revised / Edition 2

A landmark text on the teaching of writing, Donald M. Murray's A WRITER TEACHES WRITING has had a profound influence on composition theory and practice.

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ISBN-13: 9780759398290
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 03/03/2003
Edition description: REV
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 904,451
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. LEARNING TO ALLOW LEARNING. Assumptions. 2. CULTIVATING SURPRISE: THE PROCESS THEORY OF WRITING. Writing for Discovery. A Model of the Writing Process. Collect. Plan. 3. DRAFTING, REVISING, AND EDITING. Develop. Repeat to Revise. Edit to Publish. Putting the Process to Work. 4. THE FIRST HOUR OF THE FIRST DAY. 5. INVITING WRITING: ASSIGNMENTS AND DEMONSTRATIONS. Inviting Surprise. The Syllabus. Writing Assignments. Presentations. Discussions. Demonstrations. 6. INVITING WRITING: ACTIVITIES AND ENVIRONMENTS. Activities. Making a Writing Text Inviting. Making an Anthology Inviting. Creating an Inviting Environment. The Teacher Who Invites Writing. 7. RESPONDING TO SURPRISE: THE RESPONSE THEORY OF TEACHING. The Challenge of Diversity. Taking Advantage of Diversity. The Response Theory of Teaching. The Terminal Response: The Grade. Responsive Teaching in Practice. 8. CONFERENCE TEACHING: THE INDIVIDUAL RESPONSE. The Conference Pattern. Conference Techniques. Conference Skills. Conference Problems and Solutions. 9. WORKSHOP TEACHING: THE GROUP RESPONSE. Reading Writing in Process. Writing to Readers. Publication. The Workshop Pattern. The Small Workshop. Class Workshops. 10. SOLUTIONS TO COMMON WRITING AND TEACHING PROBLEMS. Problem Writers. Writing Problems. Teaching Problems. 11. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS YOU MAY ASK YOURSELF. 12. ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS OTHERS MAY ASK YOU. 13. WHY SHOULD I TEACH WRITING?

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