A Sourcebook for Responding to Student Writing

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Richard Straub
Hampton Press, 1999 - Education - 230 pages
A Sourcebook for Responding to Student Writing is a resource for writing teachers. It provides a range of teacher comments on a sampling of college student papers and an anthology of key statements on theory and practice of responding to student writing. Specifically, the book presents: twenty-five sets of responses, made on a sampling of five student papers, including expressive, explanatory, evaluative, and argumentative writing; comments by a variety of teachers both well-recognized composition scholars who have contributed to the research on teacher response and college English teachers whose primary area of study is outside composition; two additional essays without accompanying teacher comments, for further practice; a detailed bibliography on teacher response; a collection of noted articles on reading, evaluating, and responding to student writing[.] Free of analysis and apparatus, the book may be used by teachers in their own ways, according to their own assumptions, predilections and goals, to develop better ways of responding to student writing. --From cover.

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About the author (1999)

Richard Straub earned a Ph.D. in English from Ohio State University. He spent his academic career at Florida State University, serving as Assistant Professor and later Associate Professor of English. His primary field was composition studies and his primary research interest was responding to student writing. He authored or edited three other books: The Practice of Response, A Sourcebook for Responding to Student Writing, and Twelve Readers Reading. Proceeds from Key Works on Teacher Response will be donated to a memorial scholarship fund in his name.

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