Teaching Composition/teaching Literature

Teaching Composition/teaching Literature

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Most faculty members of college and university English departments would acknowledge frequent interdepartmental tensions between faculty members who specialize in literature and those who specialize in composition. Yet many literature faculty regularly teach composition and/or have administrative responsibilities in writing programs and writing centers. altIgTeaching Composition/Teaching Literature: Crossing Great Divides is an anthology of articles by faculty who reject the low status commonly assigned to composition and articulate ways to combine literature and composition as teachers and scholars. Ultimately, these essays signal possible ways to repair the rift between the divisions.The academic essay is like a tree: critical thinking is the core of the tree, with analysis and research in concentric rings around the core. ... Once the constituent elements of the academic essay are understood, then building a class around historical, philosophical, literary, ... and effective presentationa€” are introduced to a student in his or her composition class, academic writing remains a key ingredient inanbsp;...

Title:Teaching Composition/teaching Literature
Author:Michelle M. Tokarczyk, Irene Papoulis
Publisher:Peter Lang Pub Incorporated - 2003


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