The Composition Instructor's Survival Guide

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 138 pages
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The Composition Instructor's Survival Guide is written for the most overlooked segment of today's English departments: the more than forty thousand instructors who do the actual composition teaching, most of them for low pay, no benefits, no hope of tenure. It is the first book to speak for this largely silent group - to voice the anger composition instructors feel at their treatment, to articulate the reasons why composition courses and teachers deserve more respect, and, most important, to enumerate what composition instructors can do to make their jobs easier and more pleasurable.

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Build Respect
Recognize What We Get from Our Jobs
Appreciate Being OffTrack

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About the author (1999)

BROCK DETHIER has been using music to teach English for twenty years. Currently an assistant professor at Utah State University, he lives with his wife and two children in Cache Valley, Utah. His previous Heinemann book, The Composition Instructor's Survival Guide, has helped writing teachers across the country worry less and enjoy their work more.

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