The Critical Writer: Inquiry and the Writing Process, 1st Edition

  • Joyce Armstrong Carroll, EdD, HLD
  • Edward E. Wilson
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1610692381
  • ISBN-13: 9781610692380
  • DDC: 808.042071
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • 136 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released December 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Many students tremble at the mere thought of "the dreaded research paper" when in fact the inquiry process that should be applied for a writing project should be an engaging and exciting mental activity. This work explains how teachers and librarians can guide the critical writing process to go hand-in-hand with inquiry and produce logical and carefully honed papers. The Critical Writer: Inquiry and the Writing Process starts with a general treatment of inquiry to detailed coverage of specific teaching strategies, explaining how critical writers should make the proper emendations during prewriting and while drafting as well as during the revising process. The book presents fresh information and teaching techniques that can be applied by anyone in the field of education with students of any grade level; examples from kindergarten through instructors in teacher training are included.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Critical Writer and Writing Behavior.
2: The Critical Writer and Inquiry.
3: The Pedagogy of the Critical Writer.
4: One Teacher's Foray into Inquiry by Travis Leech.
5: Four Unique Views of Inquiry and a New Form.
Teaching the Thesis.
Finding the Genesis for a Thesis.
The Documented Essay.
About the Authors.