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What Is "College-Level" Writing?

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Editor(s): Patrick Sullivan, Howard Tinberg

Just what defines “college-level” writing? This collection, edited by Patrick Sullivan and Howard Tinberg, seeks to engage this essential question with care, patience, and pragmatism. It includes contributions by many well-known composition scholars as well as by high school teachers, students, and administrators.

Level(s): Secondary, College

ISBN/ISSN: 9780814156742

Stock No.: 56742


Just what defines “college-level” writing? This book seeks to engage this essential question with care, patience, and pragmatism, and includes contributions by many well-known scholars such as Edward M. White, Lynn Z. Bloom, Ronald Lunsford, Sheridan Blau, Jeanne Gunner, Muriel Harris, and Kathleen Blake Yancey.

Special features include the following:

  • perspectives from high school teachers, who present their concerns about the discrepancy between what they tell their students is important in college writing courses and what students actually learn is important;
  • student contributors, who write about their experiences transitioning from high school writing to college-level writing;
  • the administrative perspective, which addresses such issues as what other departments within a university consider college-level writing and how an English department develops its standard course syllabi, makes textbook recommendations, and interacts with adjunct faculty members; and
  • discussion between contributors, drawn from their exchanges on an interactive website.
    418 pp. 2006. Grades 9–College. ISBN 978-0-8141-5674-2.

    No. 56742

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