Constructing Rhetorical Education

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Davida Charney, Wilma R. Ebbitt
SIU Press, 1992 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 432 pages
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In nineteen essays illustrating its many aspects, this book offers an argument for what it takes to construct a complete rhetorical education.

The editors take an approach that is pragmatic and pluralistic, based as it is on the assumptions that a rhetorical education is not limited to teaching freshman composition (or any specific writing course) and that the contexts in which such an education occurs are not limited to classrooms. This thought-provoking volume stresses that while a rhetorical education results in the growth of writing skills, its larger goal is to foster critical thinking.

 

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Contents

How Culture Constructs Students and Teachers l
1
A Reexamination of Attitudes
63
Students and Teachers Negotiations
91
When Basic Skills Are Really Basic and Really Skills
116
The Shapes of Writing in College
140
Technology as a Catalyst for Educational Reform
150
How Writers Develop
171
SocioCognitive Development and Student Performance
202
How Writers Respond to the Needs of Readers
231
How Discourse Communities
295
Citation and Documentation Across the Curriculum
330
How Affective Discourse Constructs Its Public
353
Index
423
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Marie Secor is associate professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

Davida Charney is assistant professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.

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