ERIC Number: EJ783651
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Will Writing Awareness Transfer to Writing Performance? Response to Douglas Downs and Elizabeth Wardle, "Teaching about Writing, Righting Misconceptions"
Kutney, Joshua P.
College Composition and Communication, v59 n2 p276-279 Dec 2007
In this article, the author offers his critiques on Downs and Wardle's course, Introduction to Writing Studies. Downs and Wardle use their course to alert students to the very misconceptions that prompt the shift from "teaching writing" to "teaching about writing"--namely the inability of first-year composition courses to make good on the pledge to identify and instruct a transferable, universal academic discourse. The author contends that people must not assume that the awareness "teaching about writing" offers will transfer.
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, Freshman Composition, Misconceptions, Writing Instruction, Writing Across the Curriculum, Writing Teachers, Writing Ability
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Education Level: Higher Education
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