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Title Bad Ideas About Writing / Cheryl E Ball
Published Minneapolis, MN Open Textbook Library
[Place of publication not identified] West Virginia University [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Open textbook library
Contents Bad Ideas About What Good Writing Is -- Bad Ideas About Who Good Writers Are -- Bad Ideas About Style, Usage, and Grammar -- Bad Ideas About Writing Techniques -- Bad Ideas About Genres -- Bad Ideas About Assessing Writing -- Bad Ideas About Writing and Digital Technology -- Bad Ideas About Writing Teachers
Summary We intend this work to be less a bestiary of bad ideas about writing than an effort to name bad ideas and suggest better ones. Some of those bad ideas are quite old, such as the archetype of the inspired genius author, the five-paragraph essay, or the abuse of adjunct writing teachers. Others are much newer, such as computerized essay scoring or gamification. Some ideas, such as the supposed demise of literacy brought on by texting, are newer bad ideas but are really instances of older bad ideas about literacy always being in a cycle of decline. Yet the same core questions such as what is good writing, what makes a good writer, how should writing be assessed, and the like persist across contexts, technologies, and eras. The project has its genesis in frustration, but what emerges is hope: hope for leaving aside bad ideas and thinking about writing in more productive, inclusive, and useful ways
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In English
Description based on online resource
Subject Education -- Textbooks
Form Electronic book
Author Ball, Cheryl E author
Loewe, Drew M author
Open Textbook Library distributor
ISBN 9780998882000