Authors:National Writing Project, Carl Nagi,
Publisher: Jossey-Ba
Keywords: writing, schools, student, improving, matters
Number of Pages: 144
Published: 2006-02-10
List price: $19.95
ISBN-10: 0787980676
ISBN-13: 9780787980672

This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Authors:Leo Ruth, Sandra Murphy,
Publisher: Ablex Publishing
Keywords: writing, vol, research, tasks, designing, assessment
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 1988-01-01
List price: $49.95
ISBN-10: 0893914304
ISBN-13: 9780893914301

This volume reports the results of a series of investigations of the properties of writing tasks, their authors’ intentions, and the responses that these tasks evoked in student-writers and teacher-raters. The volume explains how both student-writers and teacher-raters, in their reading of the same topic/text, can arrive at different meanings. The investigations undertaken led the authors to make a number of recommendations about selecting subjects, specifying audience and mode, formulating instructions, and wording the topic. These recommendations are presented in non-technical language

Author: Gillie Bolton
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley
Keywords: writing, therapy, personal, development, activities, therapeutic, works, resource, handbook, workshops
Number of Pages: 256
Published: 2006-08-15
List price: $26.95
ISBN-10: 1843104687
ISBN-13: 9781843104681

The use of creative writing as a route to personal development is a powerful therapeutic tool - a fact that is recognized in the growing numbers of workshops and writing groups within professional contexts, including clinical, health and criminal justice settings. "Nurturing Words" is a guide for writers or therapists working with groups or individuals and is full of practical advice on everything from the equipment needed to run a session to ideas for themes, all backed up by the theory that underpins the methods explained. Experienced practitioners in the field contribute detailed illuminati

Author: Wendy Bishop
Publisher: Boynton/Cook
Keywords: writing, reading, research, ethnographic
Number of Pages: 288
Published: 1999-04-06
List price: $40.00
ISBN-10: 0867094869
ISBN-13: 9780867094862

The primary goal of Ethnographic Writing Research is to help you conduct your day-to-day research - whether it means developing an informal classroom report, writing a dissertation prospectus and study, or participating in local, civic literacy research.

Author: Judy Reeves
Publisher: New World Library
Keywords: writing, groups, writers, guide, together
Number of Pages: 176
Published: 2002-09-18
List price: $14.95
ISBN-10: 1577312074
ISBN-13: 9781577312079

The lonely life of a writer need not be. According to this book, there are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections include "Writing Practice Groups," "Creating Writing Prompts," "Group Leadership," and even "What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs." Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a book of family memories, this useful guide offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Authors:Gert Rijlaarsdam, Huub Bergh, Michel Couzijn,
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: writing, education, studies, handbook, effective, teaching, learning
Number of Pages: 670
Published: 2004-09-14
List price: $289.00
ISBN-10: 1402027249
ISBN-13: 9781402027246

Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing is a handbook on research on the effective teaching and learning of writing. It is a reference for researchers and educators in the domain of written composition in education. Effective Learning and Teaching of Writing covers all age ranges and school settings and it deals with various aspects of writing and text types. Research methodology varies from experimental studies to reflective classroom practitionersÆ research. This new volume in the series Studies in Writing brings together researchers from all kinds of disciplines involved in writing re

Author: Daniel Farb
Publisher: UniversityOfHealthCare
Keywords: writing, emphasis, sales, business, grammar, including, skills, clear, guidebook, clearly, lively, interactive, introduction, thinking
Number of Pages: 60
Published: 2005-07
List price: $29.95
ISBN-10: 159491267X
ISBN-13: 9781594912672

This lively presentation of how to write clearly includes many examples of how to focus your thoughts and create clearly understood writing. It contains many of Dr. Farb’s own writing techniques and contains exercises drawn from business periodicals. You will learn how to make clear, forceful sentences, grammatical principles that affect clarity, arranging sentences into logical paragraphs, assembling paragraphs into documents, some basics of proof-reading, and how to develop clear thinking and convey it in writing. Readers will enjoy the approachable, compact, conversational style of th
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