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A Guide to Composition Pedagogies

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ISBN-10: 0195125363
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Editorial Reviews

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"A particularly useful and enticing collection. I especially appreciate the attention the authors give to addressing the considerable areas of overlap in composition theory/pedagogy, while clearly delineating the differences. A very descriptive reader rather than a didactic guide."--Stephen Adkison, Director, Writing Center, Idaho State University

"An excellent guide to different philosophies of teaching writing. It should be of great assistance to both prospective and current instructors as they develop and enhance their own approaches to composition classes."--Stephen M. Hecox, New Mexico Highlands University

"A concise, thorough overview of contemporary composition pedagogies and their roots in ancient, more 'traditional' theories of reading and writing."--Mary Blanchard, University of Texas, Dallas

"A comprehensive, up-to-date, smart book."--Anushiya Sivanarayanan, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville

About the Author

Gary Tate, Amy Rupiper and Kurt Schick are all at Texas Christian University.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (July 6, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195125363
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195125368
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #857,904 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Those familiar with teaching college-level composition will appreciate this book's thorough survey of composition theories and pedagogies. It may not be the practical guide that the previous reviewer wanted (nor does it pretend to be), but it encapsulates the major movements in how writing has been taught at a college level since the 19th century. At times, that density can be a little overwhelming--certain authors treat their chapters more like literature reviews--but the book cannot be faulted for thoroughness. For a more hands-on look at the teaching of writing, I recommend Bean's _Engaging Ideas_.
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As a composition instructor I found the text an easy read. Each essay offers something to a wide range of readers. I found nothing wrong with the format or content. Many texts can get too long-winded - this text offers a good portion on many pedagogy theories.
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Part of a larger compendium, Tate offers a great selection here.
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By kelzer on January 18, 2015
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Informative. (Textbook)
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