Social Class Reproduction

Four Rules for Teaching Writing:
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Always give writing assignments that

1. you will enjoy reading;
2. students will enjoy writing;
3. students will enjoy reading what others in the class have written
4. you will enjoy writing.

If any one of these conditions were not true, then it probably wasn't a very good assignment.

Advice I give to my students: When your words surprise you, you know you are writing.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Writing Task on First Day of Class

Writing Experiences

I am very interested in your experiences as a writer. I know (and hope) that you have described your experiences to your other writing teachers, but I don't know them. I'm particularly interested in your early experiences--like the first ones you can remember and how these experiences may have changed over the years--and whether and how they changed your attitude toward writing and towards yourself as a writer. I would also like to know about your experience in English 101--whether and how that course may have affected your attitude toward writing, your knowledge of writing, and toward yourself as a writer.

Please give me about 15 minutes of a response to this question. I can assure you, I will find your responses interesting. You will also be reading each other's responses--and I'm pretty certain that you'll find others' responses interesting. It's particularly interesting when you think of how much writing has to do with how we get things done in the world.


  1. right.student are more interested to write other in class room. i think this is good habit.but text knowledge also need for students.

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