Informed Choices: A Guide for Teachers of College Writing

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Informed Choices

A jump start to teaching composition

Combining sound theory with rich hands-on activities, Tara Lockhart and Mark Roberge's Informed Choices: A Guide for Teachers of College Writing is built on the premise that teaching writing is not about mastering a single best practice, but instead requires conscious reflection, as well as responsiveness to inevitable tradeoffs and paradoxes. Ideal for new TAs and experienced professors alike, it helps teachers navigate complex choices about course design, assessment, even professional growth--all within the context of trends in the field, institutional expectations, and their evolving pedagogical philosophies.


Preface and Table of Contents


Chapter 1, "Choices about Your Philosophy of Writing"


Chapter 2, "Choices about Your Philosophy of Teaching"


Chapter 3, "Choices about Your Teaching Persona"


Chapter 4, "Choices about Your Authority as a Teacher"


Chapter 5, "Choices about Course Goals"


Chapter 6, "Choices about Writing Assignments"


Chapter 7, "Choices about Reading Assignments"


Chapter 8, "Choices about Big-Picture Planning"


Chapter 9, "Choices about Day-to-Day Planning"


Chapter 10, "Choices about Using a Textbook"


Chapter 11, "Opportunities for Writing and Writing Instruction"


Chapter 12, "Choices about Peer Collaboration, Response, and Support in Your Class"


Chapter 13, "Choices about Feedback and Revision"


Chapter 14, "Choices about Assessment and Evaluation"


Chapter 15, "Choices about Teaching Diverse Students"


Chapter 16, "Choices about Writing in a Digital Age"


Chapter 17, "Choices about Your Future Growth in the Profession"


Chapter 18, "Suggested Reading"

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