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First Semester : Graduate Students, Teaching Writing, and the Challenge of Middle Ground.

Author: Jessica Restaino
Publisher: Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, 2012.
Series: Studies in writing & rhetoric.
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Jessica Restaino offers a snapshot of the first semester experiences of graduate student writing teachers as they navigate predetermined course syllabi and materials, the pressures of grading, the influences of foundational scholarship, and their own classroom authority. With rich qualitative data gathered from course observations, interviews, and correspondence, Restaino traces four graduate students' first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Restaino, Jessica.
First Semester : Graduate Students, Teaching Writing, and the Challenge of Middle Ground.
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jessica Restaino
ISBN: 1336153679 9781336153677 9780809390908 0809390906
OCLC Number: 905984579
Description: 1 online resource (165 pages).
Contents: Cover; Book Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1. Arendt, Writing Teachers, and Beginnings; 2. Labor and Endlessness: Necessity and Consumption in the First Semester; 3. Teachers-as-Students: Work and Action in the Middle Space; 4. Thinking What We Are Doing: Knowledge Making in the Trenches; Appendix A: Recruitment Letter; Appendix B: Orientation Survey; Notes; Works Cited and Consulted; Index; Author Biography; CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric; Other Books in the CCCC Studies in Writing & Rhetoric Series; Back Cover.
Series Title: Studies in writing & rhetoric.

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Jessica Restaino offers a snapshot of the first semester experiences of graduate student writing teachers as they navigate predetermined course syllabi and materials, the pressures of grading, the influences of foundational scholarship, and their own classroom authority. With rich qualitative data gathered from course observations, interviews, and correspondence, Restaino traces four graduate students' first experiences as teachers at a large, public university. Yet the circumstances and situations she relates will ring familiar at widely varying institutions. First Semester: Graduate Student.

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