Everyday Genres: Writing Assignments Across the Disciplines

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SIU Press, Jan 1, 2011 - Education - 151 pages
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From the Back Cover: In Everyday Genres: Writing Assignments across the Disciplines, Mary Soliday calls on genre theory-which proposes that writing cannot be separated from social situation-to analyze the common assignments given to writing students in the college classroom, and to investigate how new writers and expert readers respond to a variety of types of coursework in different fields. This in-depth study of writing pedagogy looks at the many challenges facing both instructors and students in college composition classes, and offers a thorough and refreshing exploration of writing experience, ability, and rhetorical situation. Packed with useful information and insight, Everyday Genres is an essential volume for both students and teachers seeking to expand their understanding of the nature of writing.
  

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Contents

1 Sharing Genre Expertise
16
2 Stance in Genre
36
3 Content in Genre
71
Conclusion
99
Appendixes
108
Works Cited
137
Index
147
Author Bio
153
Series Statement
155
Other Books in the CCCC Studies in Writing Rhetoric Series
156
Back Cover
159
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About the author (2011)

Soliday is Associate Professor of English at the City College of New York and Coordinator of the CCNY Writing Fellows Program and an advocate for open admissions students at the City University of New York.

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