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Cross-Section of Research and Reflection in Composition and Rhetoric

Title: A Cross-Section of Research and Reflection in Composition and Rhetoric.
Name(s): Brown, Meredith Kate, author
Bishop, Wendy, professor directing thesis
Coxwell-Teague, Deborah, committee member
Moore, Dennis, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2003
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The four essays in this exam portfolio are representations of my research interests and expertise in Composition and Rhetoric following the exam portfolio structure. The first essay is a revision of two essays I wrote during fall 2001 about Robert Zoellner's 1969 talk-write theory. I argue that Zoellner's ideas lay the foundation for social constructionist theory and have similarities with process pedagogy. Many of Zoellner's critics dismissed talk-write because of its behaviorist base, but I believe that the problems with writing pedagogy Zoellner brought to the forefront are the same problems writing teachers and theorists struggle with today. The second essay is a bibliographic essay in which I review the recent literature on online writing labs (OWLs). I use the bibliographic essay to inform the third essay, which is an original essay written for this portfolio that offers tips for writing center directors who are interested in setting up an OWL, but are apprehensive. I point out the benefits of reaching students online, as well as the challenges of OWL set-up, maintenance, theory, and practice. The fourth essay is my teaching philosophy. I explain that my teaching philosophy is continually evolving, and with each semester, new experiences influence my growth and teaching identity.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-2967 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of English in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts.
Degree Awarded: Summer Semester, 2003.
Date of Defense: April 1, 2003.
Keywords: Composition and Rhetoric, Talk-Write Theory, Process Pedagogy
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Wendy Bishop, Professor Directing Thesis; Deborah Coxwell-Teague, Committee Member; Dennis Moore, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Rhetoric
Composition (Language arts)
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Owner Institution: FSU

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