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ERIC Number: EJ1083585
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Introducing the Composition Student to the Writer He or She Already Is
Kastner, Stacey
CEA Forum, v39 n1 p24-33 Win-Spr 2010
My experience working with first year writers in courses designed to teach critical thinking and composition has introduced me to a mass of young adults who are anxious when it comes to effective written communication in a college classroom. Not only are they troubled about how to write to an audience of college professors, but they are also intimidated by having to do so. Self-conscious of themselves as writers, they often forget that they are indeed writing, and communicating effectively through that writing, all the time. I believe that it is not only possible, but also highly effective, to begin teaching the writing process by directing students to their secondary, non-academic, writing.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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