Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing

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Oxford University Press, 1979 - Education - 311 pages
This book is mainly an attempt to be precise about the types of difficulties to be found in basic writing papers and beyond that, to demonstrate how the sources of those difficulties can be explained without recourse to such empty terms as 'handicapped' or 'disadvantaged.' This book is divided into sections of difficulty such as, handwriting and punctuation, syntax, common errors, spelling, vocabulary, and beyond the sentence.

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One of the seminal works in my field. If you're going to be a writing teacher or found yourself with an MFA or MA in LIT teaching Comp., this book is necessary and powerful. Really--you can't live without it. Read full review

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