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Concepts in Composition

Theory and Practices in the Teaching of Writing, 3rd Edition

Edited by Irene L. Clark

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Concepts in Composition is designed to foster reflection on how theory impacts practice, allowing prospective teachers to assume the dual role of both teacher and student as they enter the discipline of Writing Studies and become familiar with some of its critical conversations. Now in its Third Edition, the volume offers up-to-date scholarship and a deeper focus on diversity, both in the classroom and in relation to writing studies and literacy more broadly. This text continues to offer a wealth of practical assignments, classroom activities, and readings in each chapter. It is the ideal resource for the undergraduate or graduate student looking to pursue a career in writing instruction.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: Addressing Diversity and Difference in the Teaching of Writing

  1. Processes: Issues and Approaches Irene Clark
  2. Reading(s) "Composing Behaviors of One-and Multi-Draft Writers

    Author: Muriel Harris (1989)

    Source: College English, 51 (2): 174-190

    Author: Mary Jo Reiff (2006)

    Source: "Moving Writers, Shaping Motives, Motivating Critique and Change’"

    In Relations, Locations, Positions: Composition Theory for Writing Teachers. Eds Peter Vandenberg Sue Hum, Jennifer Clary-Lemon. NCTE: Urbana IL, 157-206

  3. Invention Issues and Strategies Irene Clark
  4. Reading: "Rigid Rules, Inflexible Plans, and the Stifling of Language, A Cognitivist Analysis of Writer’s Block"

    Author: Mike Rose (1980)

    Source: College Composition and Communication, Vol. 3, No. 4, (December 19080): 389-401

  5. Revision: Issues and Strategies Irene Clark and Betty Bamberg
  6. Reading: "Revision Strategies of Student Writers and Experienced Adult Writers"

    Author: Nancy Sommers (1980)

    Source: College Composition and Communication, 31 (4), 378-388

  7. Audiences Irene Clark
  8. Reading: "Closing My Eyes as I speak: An Argument for Ignoring Audience"

    Author: Peter Elbow (1987)

    Source: College English, Vol 49, No. ! (January 1987): 50-69

  9. Genre, Transfer, and Related Issues Irene Clark
  10. Reading: "Emphasizing Similarity" but Not "Eliding Difference": Exploring Sub- Disciplinary Differences as a Way to Teach Genre Flexibly"

    Katherine Schaefer

    WAC Journal , 2015 Vol 26. Pp. 36-55.

     

  11. Reading/Writing Connections Irene Clark
  12. Reading: "Motivation and Connection: Teaching Reading (and Writing) in the Composition Classroom" 

    Author(s): Michael Bunn (Feb 2013) 

    Source: College Composition and Communication, Vol. 64, No. 3 pp. 496- 516 

  13. Assessment: Issues and Controversies Julie Neff Lippman
  14. Reading: Introduction in Writing Assessment, Social Justice, and the Advancement of Opportunity. WAC Clearing House (2018). Pp. 3-12.

    Author(s) M. Poe, & N. Elliot

    https://wac.colostate.edu/books/perspectives/assessment

    Reading: "Across the Drafts."

    Author: Nancy Sommers

    Source: College Composition and Communication, 58, 248-257.

     

  15. Teaching Multilingual Students in a Composition Class Olga Griswold and John Edlund
  16. Reading: "Promoting Grammar and Language Development in the Writing Class: Why, What How, and When""

    Author: Dana Ferris

    Source: Teaching English Grammar to Speakers of Other Languages. Ed. E. Hinkel. New York: Hinkel, pp 222-245

  17. Language and Diversity Sharon Klein
  18. Reading: Clarifying the Multiple Dimensions of Monolingualism:

    Keeping Our Sights on Language Politics

    Composition Forum

    38, Spring 2018

    http://compositionforum.com/issue/38/

  19. Issues in Digital and Multimodal Writing: Composition Instruction for the 21st Century Jennifer Sheppard

Reading: "The Movement of Air, the Breath of Meaning: Aurality and Multimodal Composing"

Author: C.L. Selfe.

Source: College Composition and Communication, 60(4): 616-663

 

 

About the Editor

Irene L. Clark is Professor of English, Director of Composition, and Director of the Master’s Option in Rhetoric and Composition at California State University, Northridge. She previously taught at the University of Southern California (USC), where she also co-directed the university’s Writing Program and directed its Writing Center. She has authored several textbooks for both undergraduate and graduate students and written a number of articles concerned with Writing Studies, genre and transfer. Her recent scholarly interest is in the interconnection between literacy and current work in neuroplasticity--the ability of the brain to alter in response to experience. She holds a B.A. in Music from Hunter College, an M.A. in English from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from USC.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAN005000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Composition & Creative Writing