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Wardle, Elizabeth – Composition Forum, 2013
At three different institutions, public and private, in varying roles, I have found the very particular problem of how to inform micro-level classroom practices with macro-level disciplinary knowledge to be centrally important to our field's development and our students' learning--and singularly difficult to overcome. In this program profile, I…
Descriptors: Freshman Composition, Rhetoric, Writing Instruction, Writing Teachers
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Sullivan, Rebecca M. – College Teaching, 2013
Despite the author's initial skepticism, a classroom set of iPads has reinforced a student-directed approach to writing instruction, while also supporting an inclusive classroom. Using the iPads, students guide their writing process with access to the learning management system, electronic information resources, and an online text editor. Students…
Descriptors: Learner Controlled Instruction, Writing Processes, Instructional Effectiveness, Writing Instruction
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Linhart, Jean Marie – PRIMUS, 2014
Writing and communication are essential skills for success in the workplace or in graduate school, yet writing and communication are often the last thing that instructors think about incorporating into a mathematics course. A mathematical modeling course provides a natural environment for writing assignments. This article is an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Mathematical Models, Mathematics Instruction, Writing Instruction
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Sullivan, Patrick – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2011
There has been a great deal of groundbreaking research done on motivation during the last twenty-five years, and all of it points to the importance of intrinsic motivation. This research has very significant ramifications for teachers of English. In this essay, the author engages the issue of "aversion" that Linda Brodkey raises in her essay…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Student Motivation, English Teachers, Writing Instruction
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King, Kathleen P. – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2013
This article provides essential strategies to be more successful in one of the major roles in academia: writing. Most academics struggle with roadblocks in their writing process. We are forever battling to complete research articles, manuscripts, grant proposals or other documents. The strategies and perspective shared here help overcome several…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Strategies, Academic Discourse
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Kerschbaum, Stephanie L. – College Composition and Communication, 2012
In this essay, the author aims to show how a specific focus on interactionally emergent and rhetorically negotiated elements of a communicative situation can enrich the study of difference in composition research. She develops this argument by first identifying two strategies used by writing researchers when forwarding new understandings of…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Higher Education, Rhetoric, Identification
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Vicens, Wendy; And Others – TESOL Journal, 1995
Three short articles highlight tips for teaching in the English-as-a-Second-Language classroom, including cooperative learning strategies, a listening comprehension activity, and ideas on why detail is essential for clarity in writing. (CK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Group Dynamics
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Nan, Frances – Writing Center Journal, 2012
As the population of international--and particularly Chinese--students grows in US academic institutions, it is critical that writing center tutors be able to address these students' needs. However, whereas writing tutors at the author's institution are often taught to be indirect and focus on higher order concerns, such strategies are not always…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Tutors, Native Speakers, Tutoring
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Yagelski, Robert P. – English Education, 2012
In 2003, the National Commission on Writing released "The Neglected "R,"" its report on the state of writing instruction in the nation's schools. The report identified an apparent paradox: writing, which the Commission defines as an essential skill for the many that has helped transform the world, is nevertheless increasingly…
Descriptors: Praxis, Writing Instruction, Writing (Composition), Writing Skills
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McKinney, Charlesia – Composition Forum, 2018
This essay offers a review of Jay Dolmage's "Academic Ableism: Disability and Higher Education" and Asao Inoue's "Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecologies: Teaching and Assessing Writing for a Socially Just Future" with the intent of reminding composition instructors of the importance of intersectionality and accessibility. Each…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Disabilities, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Racial Bias
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Bay, Jennifer – Writing Instructor, 2010
This essay proposes that in light of what has been called the "new economy," writing instructors need to rethink some of the pedagogical approaches and theories they use to professionalize their students. While at one time the concept of experiential or situated learning was useful for maximizing educational possibilities, everyone has moved into…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Authors, Writing for Publication, Educational Technology
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Friesen, Helen Lepp – Teaching English in the Two-Year College, 2012
To writing, painting, drawing, and photography as artistic media, the author would like to add teaching as a creative endeavor as well. Especially in a classroom where English is not the first language for many students, the writing teacher needs to be creative with assignments and activities that address nontraditional ways of learning. Her…
Descriptors: Writing Instruction, Poetry, Writing Teachers, Photography
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Bowden, Shelly Hudson – Language Arts, 2005
Kindergarten teachers could help educators and researchers by creating opportunities and experiences in classroom settings to offer literacy learning. Children, however, learn literacy when immersed in classroom environments that support natural literacy experiences throughout the day.
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Literacy, Classroom Environment, Learning Strategies
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Guzy, Annmarie – Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2014
Annmarie Guzy teaches honors composition at the University of South Alabama. This essay discusses her observation that students who took her class were more likely to complete the honors program, which led to her wondering what elements of her course might give students an edge in honors program completion. As an English professor with training in…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, Freshman Composition, Academic Persistence, Writing Assignments
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Hudson, John – Composition Forum, 2014
Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgender-Queer (LGBTQ) representation in composition readers remains limited and is frequently nonexistent. In addition, the LGBTQ-related materials that do find their way into composition readers are often problematic. In this essay I explain why WPAs and composition teachers should be concerned about LGBTQ representation…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation, Reading Materials
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