Preparing to Teach Writing: Research, Theory, and Practice

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Contents
Prefacexiii
1The Foundations of Rhetoric1
        What Is Rhetoric?1
        History and Theory2
        Classical Greek Rhetoric3
            Rhetoric and the Greek Philosophers6
            Who Were the Sophists?8
        Roman Rhetoric23
            Cicero24
        The Early Christian Period28
            St. Augustine28
        From the Middle Ages to the 19th Century33
            Peter Ramus36
        Art or Science38
            The First Composition Courses39
2Contemporary Rhetoric42
        Approaches to Teaching Writing42
        Current–Traditional Rhetoric43
            Bottom-Up Methodology44
            Grading Student Papers45
            Pervasiveness of the Approach46
        New Rhetoric46
            The Influence of Linguistics48
            An Emerging Field51

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xiii
  • 1 - The Foundations of Rhetoric 1
  • 2 - Contemporary Rhetoric 42
  • 3 - Best Practices 98
  • 4 - The Classroom as Workshop 131
  • 5 - Reading and Writing 151
  • 6 - Grammar and Writing 171
  • 7 - English as a Second Language and Nonstandard English 215
  • 8 - The Psychology of Writing 257
  • 9 - Writing Assignments 279
  • 10 - Assessing and Evaluating Writing 297
  • Appendix A - Writing Myths 345
  • Appendix B - Sample Essays 354
  • References 362
  • Author Index 385
  • Subject Index 391
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