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Why they can't write : killing the five-paragraph essay and other necessities

Author: John Warner
Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There seems to be widespread agreement that--when it comes to the writing skills of college students--we are in the midst of a crisis. In Why They Can't Write, John Warner, who taught writing at the college level for two decades, argues that the problem isn't caused by a lack of rigor, or smartphones, or some generational character defect. Instead, he asserts, we're teaching writing wrong. Warner blames this on  Read more...
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Warner, John, 1970-
Why they can't write.
Baltimore, Maryland : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019
(DLC) 2018013348
(OCoLC)1041229023
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Warner
ISBN: 9781421427119 1421427117
OCLC Number: 1056952312
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 271 pages)
Contents: Johnny could never write --
The writer's practice --
The five-paragraph essay --
The problem of atmosphere --
The problem of surveillance --
The problem of assessment and standardization --
The problem of education fads --
The problem of technology hype --
The problem of folklore --
The problem of precarity --
Why school? --
Increasing rigor --
Making writing meaningful by making meaningful writing --
Writing experiences --
Increasing challenges --
What about academics? --
What about grammar? --
What about grades? --
What about the children? --
What about the teachers?
Responsibility: John Warner.

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Combining current knowledge of what works in teaching and learning with the most enduring philosophies of classical education, this book challenges readers to develop the skills, attitudes,  Read more...

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