Author Talk: Nancy Sommers
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Helps veteran teachers of writing as well as new adjuncts and part-timers to move from response as correcting writing to response as sharing a dialogue about writing
Includes strategies for promoting students’ role in a dialogue about their writing — such as assigning a "Dear Reader" letter and a list of revision goals
Features a case study — a dialogue between a teacher and a students that also includes the assignment, the rubric, two drafts, the teacher’s comments, and the student’s revision goals
Written by one of the most respected scholars in the field of composition and rhetoric, a former Braddock-Award winner who served as the principal investigator of the Harvard Study of Undergraduate Writing
Combines thoughtful pedagogy with a lively tone.