Nuts and Bolts: A Practical Guide to Teaching College Composition
Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1993 - Education - 208 pages
In Nuts & Bolts, editor Thomas Newkirk details the evolution of the University of New Hampshire's writing program, drawing heavily from the oral culture -- or "lore" -- of the program. Then seven experienced practitioners contribute chapters dealing with the issues that beginning writing teachers often struggle with:
Nuts & Bolts deals with these questions in a lucid, jargon-free, and specific way. While filled with examples of student work and classroom exercises, it is more than a sampler of things that "work." Each contributor is careful to show how classroom work comes out of careful thinking about course objectives; readers are invited to eavesdrop on this decision making process.
An unabashedly practical book, Nuts & Bolts will be the single most useful book a college writing teacher could own.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - alissamarie - LibraryThing
Quite a useful book, actually - mostly for the newbie, but I would imagine that the seasoned teacher might find something here. There are lots of actual practical suggestions for teaching revision, grammar, topics, and a lot more. I plan to return to it over and over again. Read full review
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