Theorizing Composition

Theorizing Composition

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The last 25 years have witnessed extraordinary growth in the field variously known as composition studies or as rhetoric and composition. What was noticeable about the field in its infancy was a preoccupation with practice, a lack of emphasis on theory, and an exclusive reliance on writing as a process. As its disciplinary status has grown, composition studies has expanded its focus, reconceptualized the writing process, and embraced a wide range of contemporary critical perspectives. This reference book is a guide to the numerous theories that now form the foundation for composition studies.An even greater challenge is to ask students to see their own personal essays and the narrative elements of their ... as they aquot;composeaquot; argument, exposition, personal narration, and fiction; in courses in which students read and write a mix ofanbsp;...

Title:Theorizing Composition
Author:Mary Lynch Kennedy
Publisher:Greenwood Publishing Group - 1998-01-01


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