ERIC Number: EJ839120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Reference Count: 1
Gladly Teach and Gladly Learn
Holladay, Sylvia A.
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v36 n4 p368-378 May 2009
In this article, the author reflects on teaching in a time of war, and she realizes that all of her education, all of her teaching, indeed, all of her life has been "in a time of war" and that she has been constantly influenced by war, rumors of war, fears of war. As she conceived, planned, collected information for, wrote, and revised this article, she reaffirmed the truth of several of her convictions about writing--beliefs that she shares with her students in every course that she teaches: (1) writing is never easy nor fast; (2) writing is bringing order out of chaos; (3) good writing is rewriting; (4) writing is a recursive process through which one discovers what one wants to say; and (5) one should never forget his audience: writer-based prose must be revised to reader-based prose.
Descriptors: Fear, Prose, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, War, College Faculty, Questionnaires, Writing (Composition), Higher Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Florida