The college writing toolkit : tried and tested ideas for teaching college writing / edited by Martha C. Pennington and Pauline Burton
Book | Equinox | 2011
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (PE 1404 C6.14 2011)

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xvi, 367 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents
1. Tools of the Trade: The College Writing Teacher in a New Age / Pauline Burton, Community College of City University (Hong Kong), Martha C. Pennington, Georgia Southern University (USA)
Part 1: Writing from Personal Experience
2. The Personal Essay as a Tool to Teach Academic Writing / Olivia Archibald, Saint Martin's University (USA)
3. Snapshots of Our Literacies / Michelle Cox, Bridgewater State University (USA), Katherine E. Tirabassi, Keene State College (USA)
4. Empowering Basic Writers Through "This I Believe" Essays / Molly Hurley Moran, University of Georgia (USA)
5. Local Heroes, Local Voices -- Pauline Burton, Community College of City University (Hong Kong)
6. A Funny Thing Happened to Me: Introducing Oneself Through Humor / Martha Pennington, Georgia Sourthern University (USA)
Part 2: Argumentation and Writing from Sources
7. The "Delayed Thesis" Essay: Enhancing Rhetorical Sensitivity by Exploring Doubts and Refutations / Sara Hillin, Lamar University (USA)
8. Literature-with-Exposition: A Critical Thinking and Writing Assignment / Gita DasBender, Seton Hall University (USA)
9. Paraphrase Integration Task: Increasing Authenticity of Practice in Using Academic Sources / Zuzana Tomas, University of Utah (USA)
10. Teaching Critique Writing: A Scaffolded Approach / Nahla Nola Bacha, Lebanese American University (Lebanon)
Part 3: Writing for Specific Contexts
11. Academic Discourse Community Mini-Ethnography / Dan Melzer, California State University, Sacramento (USA)
12. Using Writing Across the Curriculum Exercises to Teach Critical Thinking and Writing / Robert Smart, Quinnipiac University (USA), Suzanne Hudd, Quinnipiac University (USA), Andew Delohery, Quinnipiac University (USA)
13. Writing the "Professional": A Model for Teaching Project Management in a Writing Course / Sky Marsen, Victoria University of Wellington (NZ)
14. Writing for an Authentic Audience / Kate Kessler, James Madison University (USA)
Part 4: Interactive and Self Assessment of Writing
15. The Write Path: Guiding Writers to Self-Reliance / Lisa Nazarenko, University of Vienna (Austria), Gillian Schwarz, University of Vienna (Austria)
16. Conference-based Writing Assessment and Grading / Robert T. Koch, Jr., University of North Alabama (USA)
Part 5: Working With Technology in the Writing Class
17. Scavenger Hunt: A Model for Digital Composing Processes / Sally Chandler, Kean University (USA), Mark Sutton, Kean University (USA)
18. Virtual Mediation: Audio-Enhanced Feedback for Student Writing / Carter Winkle, Barry University (USA)
19. Academic Writing in the Foreign Language Class: Wikis and Chats at Work / Ana Oskoz, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (USA), Idoia Elola, Texas Tech University (USA)
Summary
Every writing teacher needs a toolkit of good lesson plans and inspiring assignments. The College Writing Toolkit: Tried and Tested Ideas for Teaching College Writing is just such a practical resource, offering practical tools for both new and experienced teachers seeking to expand their professional repertoire. The Toolkit provides a collection of "tried and tested" methods and techniques for eliciting and working on students' writing in a college or university environment. Contributors from all over the world reflect on best practices for teaching writing and for generating writing assignments that help college or university students to learn and to express themselves with confidence, clarity, and originality and in a range of genres. Each contribution is written in a format specifying the theoretical and conceptual framework of the pedagogical activity, its purpose, audience, and intended outcomes. Contributors also describe the situations in which the activity has been tried, what the results have been, and how the activity has been modified accordingly. An important aspect of the descriptions is the contributors' reflections on the value of the activity and their recommendations for applying it for best results in the same and different types of contexts, such as for different types of institutions and audiences of students. Those who incorporate the practices of the Toolkit in their own teaching can therefore benefit from another practitioner's understanding and experience gained from refining an activity over time to enhance its effectiveness.
35.00 CMM (99-CMM-9)
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Pennington, Martha Carswell.
Burton, Pauline.
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