Errors and expectations: a guide for the teacher of basic writing

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Oxford University Press, Jan 6, 1977 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 311 pages
8 Reviews
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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Review: Errors and Expectations: A Guide for the Teacher of Basic Writing

User Review  - Kevin - Goodreads

A heady read on the nuts and bolts of teaching basic comp to adults who have managed to squeak by so far without learning many fundamentals. For the most part, this was a great starting point. It lays ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Luke - Goodreads

Decent resource for the writing teacher. As most of her critics would say, this book (and seemingly Shaughnessy's classroom) focuses on error correction more than anything. For all the descriptive ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Handwriting and Punctuation
14
Syntax
44
Copyright

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