Charles A. MacArthur, Zoi A. Philippakos
Publication Date: November 24, 2023
Series: Language and Literacy Series
This book describes an innovative, evidence-based method for preparing students for the demands of college writing called Supporting Strategic Writers (SSW). The goal of SSW is to help students become independent learners who understand the value of strategies and can apply them flexibly in future courses and the workplace. The text provides genre-based strategies for rhetorical analysis, planning, evaluation and revision, critical reading of sources, and synthesis of sources that are part of college composition and applicable across contexts and course assignments. Equally important to the SSW approach is that students learn metacognitive strategies for goal setting, task management, progress monitoring, and reflection. Instructional methods include discussion of model essays, think-aloud modeling of strategies, collaborative writing, peer review and self-evaluation, and reflective journaling.
Charles A. MacArthur is a professor emeritus in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Zoi A. Philippakos is an associate professor in literacy education at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.
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