Writing Choices: Shaping Contexts for Critical Readers
"Writing Choices is a composition reader that recognizes that writing instructors and writing students read in different ways." While students read ... Show synopsis "Writing Choices is a composition reader that recognizes that writing instructors and writing students read in different ways." While students read for content comprehension and focus on what is presented, instructors often focus on how the writing itself conveys the writer's ideas - the how and the why of the content presentation. How these two types of reading merge to form the lens of the writer is the focus of Writing Choices. The book is divided into two parts. The first part serves as the framework for presenting the instructional intentions and offers separate units that show students how the choices that writers make help convey their ideas to an audience. The second part organizes readings in seven thematic clusters and offers a pedagogy to help students explore each reading according to the framework established in part one. A consistent pattern of questions is used to guide writers in understanding how the interaction between readers and writers is established and how to use those questions to make strategic choices in their own writing." For anyone interested in composition.