Publication Date: December 6, 2003
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This practical handbook examines the gap between high school and college-level writing instruction, providing teachers with guidance for helping their students make the transition from the five-paragraph, pyramid, or AP essay to the complex, thoughtful writing expected of them in college. Drawing on literary and cultural theory as well as their personal experience, the authors:
Kristin Dombek and Scott Herndon are Faculty Instructors in the Expository Writing Program at New York University.
“This is the kind of book I love to read and to give to colleagues—a close, particular account of teaching, rich with student writing, classroom materials, and the implied voices of students and teachers as they enter and play their different roles in a semester-long argument on behalf of writing… there is much the field can learn from this rich example of local practice.”
— From the Foreword by David Bartholomae
“Learning to essay the essay is what this book is all about. It draws on the best of the past and moves beyond postprocess, as various voices model patterns of both form and the sentence to show how students progressively move toward advanced academic writing.”
—Theresa Enos, The University of Arizona