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ERIC Number: ED064709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972-Jun
Pages: 94
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Teaching Writing.
Pierson, Howard
This book, which is written for English teachers in secondary schools and colleges, particularly junior college, is an attempt to provide a convenient and concise statement regarding prevailing tendencies and issues in teaching writing. These are related to correction, the tutorial conference, motivating composition, grammar, research, and lack of nerve among some teachers in the face of electronic cultism. The outstanding features of the book are as follows: (1) explanation of the intellectual, emotional, and vocational uses of writing; (2) appraisal of traditional correction, lay readers, peer correction, and operant conditioning; (3) samples of students' writings; (4) discussion of student militancy and writing; (5) explicit directions for the tutorial composition conference; (6) instruction on helping students at each step of the writing process from prevision through revision; (7) the relationship between grammars and writing; (8) summary of research findings in composition and instruction on how to read and interpret current research; and (9) counteracting the negative effects of McLuhanism and revealing the interdependence of writing and other media. (Author/CL)
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($6.50 cloth, $2.95 paper)
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