ERIC Number: ED191042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Eight Approaches to Teaching Composition.
Donovan, Timothy R., Ed.; McClelland, Ben W., Ed.
Eight teachers in two-year and four-year colleges discuss in this book their effective methods of teaching writing based on the process of composing. The articles deal with the following topics: (1) the constant interaction of collecting, connecting, writing, and reading in the process of making meaning on paper; (2) the integration of prose models into the context of the writing process; (3) the application of the experiential approach utilizing the writing workshop; (4) the rhetoricians' concern with purposes and audiences; (5) the epistemic approach using language as a way of writing, knowing, and learning; (6) adaptations of the process approach for beginning or basic writers; (7) a wholly conference-based plan for writing instruction; and (8) an interdisciplinary approach allowing students to develop their writing through assignments for other courses. The teachers comment on various aspects of teaching writing, including leading prewriting discussions, creating stimulating assignments, asking provocative questions during the drafting process, learning from students' answers, and making evaluation part of learning. (AEA)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Faculty, Conferences, Experiential Learning, Higher Education, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Theories, Models, Rhetoric, Teaching Methods, Writing (Composition), Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of English, Urbana, IL.