Bad Ideas About Writing

Title

Bad Ideas About Writing

Authors

Cheryl E. Ball

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Document Type

Book

Description

Bad Ideas About Writing counters major myths about writing instruction. Inspired by the provocative science- and social-science-focused book This Idea Must Die and written for a general audience, the collection offers opinionated, research-based statements intended to spark debate and to offer a better way of teaching writing. Contributors, as scholars of rhetoric and composition, provide a snapshot of major myths about writing instruction in these essays. This collection is published in whole by the Digital Publishing Institute and in part by Inside Higher Ed.

Contents

  • Bad Ideas About What Good Writing Is
  • Bad Ideas About Who Good Writers Are
  • Bad Ideas About Style, Usage, and Grammar
  • Bad Ideas About Writing Techniques
  • Bad Ideas About Genres
  • Bad Ideas About Assessing Writing
  • Bad Ideas About Writing and Digital Technology
  • Bad Ideas About Writing Teachers

Publication Date

2017

Course Number

COM

Course Title

English Composition

Editor

Cheryl E. Ball and Drew M. Loewe

Disciplines

Rhetoric and Composition

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