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The Resource Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities, John Warner

Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities, John Warner

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Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities
Title
Why they can't write
Title remainder
killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities
Statement of responsibility
John Warner
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
There seems to be widespread agreement that - when it comes to the writing skills of college students - we are in the midst of a crisis. In Why They Can't Write, John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for two decades, argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor, or smartphones, or some generational character defect. Instead, he asserts, we're teaching writing wrong. Warner blames this on decades of educational reform rooted in standardization, assessments, and accountability. We have done no more, Warner argues, than conditioned students to perform'writing-related simulations,'which pass temporary muster but do little to help students develop their writing abilities. This style of teaching has made students passive and disengaged. Worse yet, it hasn't prepared them for writing in the college classroom. Rather than making choices and thinking critically, as writers must, undergraduates simply follow the rules - such as the five-paragraph essay - designed to help them pass these high-stakes assessments.In Why They Can't Write, Warner has crafted both a diagnosis for what ails us and a blueprint for fixing a broken system. Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes, knowledge, and habits of mind of strong writers
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N$T
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1970-
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Warner, John
Dewey number
808/.042071
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • English language
  • English language
  • Critical thinking
Label
Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities, John Warner
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Johnny could never write -- The writer's practice -- The five-paragraph essay -- The problem of atmosphere -- The problem of surveillance -- The problem of assessment and standardization -- The problem of education fads -- The problem of technology hype -- The problem of folklore -- The problem of precarity -- Why school? -- Increasing rigor -- Making writing meaningful by making meaningful writing -- Writing experiences -- Increasing challenges -- What about academics? -- What about grammar? -- What about grades? -- What about the children? -- What about the teachers?
Control code
on1056952312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421427119
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056952312
Label
Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities, John Warner
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Johnny could never write -- The writer's practice -- The five-paragraph essay -- The problem of atmosphere -- The problem of surveillance -- The problem of assessment and standardization -- The problem of education fads -- The problem of technology hype -- The problem of folklore -- The problem of precarity -- Why school? -- Increasing rigor -- Making writing meaningful by making meaningful writing -- Writing experiences -- Increasing challenges -- What about academics? -- What about grammar? -- What about grades? -- What about the children? -- What about the teachers?
Control code
on1056952312
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781421427119
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1056952312

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