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A TA's guide to teaching writing in all disciplines /
Beth Finch Hedengren.
imprint
Boston : Bedford St. Martin's, ©2004.
description
xv, 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0312407149, 9780312407148
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Book
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imprint
Boston : Bedford St. Martin's, ©2004.
isbn
0312407149
9780312407148
abstract
Written specifically for teaching assistants responsible for WAC or WID courses, A TA's Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines provides the practical advice that teaching assistants no matter the discipline need in order to teach and evaluate writing effectively. This informative text is perfectly suited to a teaching assistants' training course, or it can serve as a reference for teaching assistants to use on their own.-- Publisher.
catalogue key
9178678
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-154) and index.
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Main Description
Written specifically for teaching assistants responsible for WAC or WID courses, "A TA's Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines provides the practical advice that teaching assistants--no matter the discipline--need in order to teach and evaluate writing effectively. This informative text is perfectly suited to a teaching assistants' training course, or it can serve as a reference for teaching assistants to use on their own.
Main Description
Written specifically for teaching assistants responsible for WAC or WID courses, A TA's Guide to Teaching Writing in All Disciplines provides the practical advice that teaching assistants no matter the discipline need in order to teach and evaluate writing effectively. This informative text is perfectly suited to a teaching assistants' training course, or it can serve as a reference for teaching assistants to use on their own.
Table of Contents
Preface for Faculty
Preface for TAs
What You Teach When You Teach Writing
Getting Started -- How to Use This Book
About This Book
Writing Theory
Teaching Techniques
Book Features
Web Site Features
Conclusion
Why (and How) We Teach Writing
Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC)
Writing to Learn 10
Writing in the Disciplines (Learning to Write)
The Writing Process
Conclusion
Prewriting
Explaining Writing Assignments
Using Detailed Assignment Instructions and Grading Rubrics
Helping Students Find and Focus Their Topics
Listing
Freewriting
Clustering
Talking
Writing-to-Learn Assignments as Invention
Coaching Related Skills
Research
Reading
Conclusion
Drafting
Getting Ideas Down on Paper
Developing a Controlling Objective or Thesis Statement
Science Writing
Thesis Statements
Finding an Appropriate Structure
Paragraphing
Unity
Development
Coherence
Conclusion
Revising
Global Revision
Peer-Review Groups
Provide Guidelines
Plan and Manage the Process
Hold Students Accountable
Conclusion
Editing
Style
Voice
Specialized Language
Mechanics, Usage, Grammar, Spelling, and Punctuation
Conclusion
Publishing
Classroom Publishing
Oral Presentations
Class Books
Posters
Institutional Publishing
Contests
Symposia
Journals
Conclusion
Ways to Teach Writing
One-on-One Writing Conferences (Office Hours)
Prepare Carefully
Begin the Conference
Use Questions to Draw the Student Out
Use Activities to Get the Student Involved in Revision
When Appropriate, Teach Skills and Concepts
Use Constructive Praise to Build Students' Confidence
Conclusion
In-Class Help Sessions and Workshops
Planning a Workshop
Ideas for Workshop Activities
Conclusion
Commenting on Student Writing
Problems in Communicating through Written Commentary
Comments That Promote Improved Writing Skills
Responding as an Audience
Guiding Substantive Thought
Encouraging Skills Improvement
Providing a Positive Environment
Guidelines for Writing Effective Commentary
Read the Paper Once without Marking It
Comment on Substantive Issues
Pick Your Battles
Respond Respectfully as a Reader
Make It Clear That Surface Errors Matter, But Don't Edit the Paper
Write a Substantive Endnote to Summarize Your Comments
Conclusion
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