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ERIC Number: EJ886439
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6291
Re-Placing Lit in Comp II: Pragmatic/Humanistic Benefits
Raymond, Richard C.
Teaching English in the Two-Year College, v37 n4 p384-396 May 2010
As a teacher of technical writing, the author applauds the emphasis on the strategies of research and on documented, problem-solving writing across the curriculum and on bringing writing-for-the-workplace into the first-year writing classroom. However, as a teacher of literature, he rejects the notion that responding to literature has no practical value. He also rejects the idea that teaching literature in a composition class must be a "subterfuge," especially if instructors have sufficient training in rhetoric and composition. This article describes a pedagogy designed to re-place literature in research-based writing courses without sabotaging the primary purpose of such courses, teaching students to find personally and culturally important questions and to report their answers in documented academic writing. (Contains 1 figure and 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A