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Telling Writing

Telling Writing

Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to learning and then challenging learners to connect their experience and ideas with those of the accepted authorities or producers. Students can't become truly educated unless they grow out of and beyond themselves . . . Telling Writing gives...

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Why is Telling Writing, now in its fourth edition, still going strong in hundreds of colleges and universities? Ken Macrorie touches on the answer in his preface: "Good teaching in any field isn't a matter of employing gimmicks and choosing from a damnfool encyclopedia of tricks to play on students . . . but a matter of setting up a climate friendly to learning and then challenging learners to connect their experience and ideas with those of the accepted authorities or producers. Students can't become truly educated unless they grow out of and beyond themselves . . . Telling Writing gives them an indispensable base, a knowledge of themselves on which to grow."

Macrorie's approach works because it helps students break away from the deadly academic prose fostered by so many writing courses and enables them to write about and from their own experiences.

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Contents:
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The Poison Fish 2. Writing Freely 3. What Is Good Writing? 4. Tightening 5. Telling Facts 6. Fabulous Realities 7. Through Facts to Realities 8. People Talking 9. The Helping Circle 10. Oppositions 11. Through Facts to Large Meanings 12. Repeating 13. Keeping a Journal 14. Sound and Voice 15. Writing Responses 16. Creating Form 17. Your Subject Choosing You 18. Sharpening 19. Words Speaking to Words 20. Writing Indirectly 21. The Order of Words 22. Observing Conventions