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Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, editors Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford ask twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor to FIRST-YEAR C Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, editors Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford ask twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor to FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE, discusses the major goals and objectives for their course, its major assignments, their use of outside texts, the role of reading and responding to these texts, the nature of classroom discussion, their methods of responding to student writing, and their assessment methods. The contributors to FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE include Chris Anson, Suresh Canagarajah, Douglas Hesse, Asao Inoue, Paula Mathieu, Teresa Redd, Alexander Reid, Jody, Shipka, Howard Tinberg, Victor Villanueva, Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs, and Kathleen Blake Yancey. Their twelve essays provide a window into these teachers' classrooms that will help readers, teachers, and writing program administrators appreciate the strengths of unity and diversity in rhetoric and composition as a field. The examples will empower new and experienced teachers and administrators. The editors frame the twelve essays with an introductory chapter that identifies key moments in composition's history and a concluding chapter that highlights the varied and useful ways the contributors approach the common challenges of the first-year composition course.


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Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, editors Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford ask twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor to FIRST-YEAR C Responding to a widespread belief that the field of composition studies is less unified than it was in the late twentieth century, editors Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford ask twelve well-known composition theorists to create detailed syllabi for a first-year composition course and then to explain their theoretical foundations. Each contributor to FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE, discusses the major goals and objectives for their course, its major assignments, their use of outside texts, the role of reading and responding to these texts, the nature of classroom discussion, their methods of responding to student writing, and their assessment methods. The contributors to FIRST-YEAR COMPOSITION: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE include Chris Anson, Suresh Canagarajah, Douglas Hesse, Asao Inoue, Paula Mathieu, Teresa Redd, Alexander Reid, Jody, Shipka, Howard Tinberg, Victor Villanueva, Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs, and Kathleen Blake Yancey. Their twelve essays provide a window into these teachers' classrooms that will help readers, teachers, and writing program administrators appreciate the strengths of unity and diversity in rhetoric and composition as a field. The examples will empower new and experienced teachers and administrators. The editors frame the twelve essays with an introductory chapter that identifies key moments in composition's history and a concluding chapter that highlights the varied and useful ways the contributors approach the common challenges of the first-year composition course.

30 review for First-Year Composition: From Theory to Practice

  1. 4 out of 5

    Joe

    A series of twelve essays by leading teachers/scholars of writing, in which each author first outlines a general approach to teaching academic writing and then shows how that approach might be enacted in an actual course syllabus. A strong and appealing attempt to bridge theory and practice. I plan to use this book in my Seminar on Teaching Composition in the fall.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Elizabeth

    I thoroughly enjoyed this anthology. Having instructors of various types of first-year comp classes explain how they design their courses and include their syllabi was illuminating, inspiring, and interesting. The editors did a great job soliciting chapters from people who work at very different types of institutions and who foreground very different things when teaching writing. Overall, the book contained loads of practical advice without being prescriptive.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Leah Brooks

    I use this when I teach a graduate-level teaching of writing seminar. My students love this book. It's a very good resource for understanding the practical application of theory and for bridging theory and the daily workings of the classroom. I use this when I teach a graduate-level teaching of writing seminar. My students love this book. It's a very good resource for understanding the practical application of theory and for bridging theory and the daily workings of the classroom.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Janet

    These were the most beneficial for me right now (although great for reference): Setting the Table: Composition in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century | Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford Occasions, Sources, and Strategies | Douglas Hesse A Grade-Less Writing Course That Focuses on Labor and Assessing | Asao B. Inoue Beyond Text and Talk: A Multimodal Approach to First-Year Composition | Jody Shipka For the Love of Language: A Curriculum | Victor Villanueva Attempting the Impossible: Desi These were the most beneficial for me right now (although great for reference): Setting the Table: Composition in the Last Half of the Twentieth Century | Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford Occasions, Sources, and Strategies | Douglas Hesse A Grade-Less Writing Course That Focuses on Labor and Assessing | Asao B. Inoue Beyond Text and Talk: A Multimodal Approach to First-Year Composition | Jody Shipka For the Love of Language: A Curriculum | Victor Villanueva Attempting the Impossible: Designing a First-Year Composition Course | Kathleen Blake Yancey A Cornucopia of Composition Theories: What These Teachers Tell Us About Our Discipline | Deborah Coxwell-Teague and Ronald F. Lunsford

  5. 5 out of 5

    Stacey

    A great collection of articles on teaching composition. Most are an effective blend of theory and practice (especially those by Doug Hesse, Paula Mathieu, Jody Shipka, Elizabeth Wardle and Doug Downs). There are only a few dudes that read more like freewriting than thoughtful analysis at times, yet even those have some value. A great resource.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Catherine Siemann

    Very useful -- I have years of teaching experience, but my background is in literary studies and I'm playing catchup with comp/rhet theory. This nicely pairs the practical with the theoretical. Very useful -- I have years of teaching experience, but my background is in literary studies and I'm playing catchup with comp/rhet theory. This nicely pairs the practical with the theoretical.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Suzanne

    Helpful for different approaches to comp theory

  8. 4 out of 5

    bellatuscana bellatuscana

    I didn't find this book very helpful when it talked about definitions. I liked the rubrics and projects though. I didn't find this book very helpful when it talked about definitions. I liked the rubrics and projects though.

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