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Writing for College and Beyond

Life Lessons from the College Composition Classroom

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Writing for College and Beyond: Life Lessons from the College Composition Classroom explains how the many skills taught in the Freshman Composition course apply at work and in life. The composition class is a pre-requisite and General Education course for most colleges and universities in the United States. It reaches students in every area of study. As people wonder about the value of a liberal arts education and question whether colleges and universities are truly preparing students for the workforce, Writing for College and Beyond challenges those arguments by pointing out exactly how classroom policies and writing assignments apply beyond school walls. Professors, lecturers, and graduate students teaching Freshman Composition courses will find this book helpful. Administrators who service the Freshman Composition population, such as Writing Center Directors, will also find Writing for College and Beyond: Life Lessons from the College Composition Classroom a wonderful aid.

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Writing in the 21st Century

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Instruction, Practice, and Theory

Edited by Staci L. Shultz and CJ Kent

This interdisciplinary series responds to the ever changing educational landscape of the 21st century with practical writing support for students at the undergraduate and graduate level.This series offers material for a variety of courses: textbooks and resources for creative writing, composition, and literary studies classrooms; support guides for writing-intensive non-English courses; and resources aimed at supporting professional activities, such as grant writing and assessment reports. The broad scope of the series invites books on new approaches to established topics, such as teaching training, writing center pedagogy, and the use of technology as well as evolving and emerging topics, such as gamification, social media and writing, studies in language and power, writing across the disciplines at the graduate level, literacy councils, imagination and creative development, plagiarism studies, and writing competition.