The Resource Local knowledges, local practices : writing in the disciplines at Cornell, edited by Jonathan Monroe

Local knowledges, local practices : writing in the disciplines at Cornell, edited by Jonathan Monroe

Label
Local knowledges, local practices : writing in the disciplines at Cornell
Title
Local knowledges, local practices
Title remainder
writing in the disciplines at Cornell
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Monroe
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "With a stated objective that "any person can find instruction in any study," Cornell exemplifies academic diversity. The institution has a long tradition of excellence in writing and is home to one of the oldest academic writing programs. At the core of Cornell's approach is the idea that writing well is a concern that is not limited to one department or field, but is best approached in a multidisciplinary way
  • "After ten years of teaching, one contributor describes the impact her involvement in the writing program had on her career as "a massive paradigm shift: teaching centered not on what I knew, but what somebody else needed to know."
  • "The voices collected in this volume encourage faculty and administrators from all disciplines and all institutions to reclaim responsibility for teaching the field-specific writing they want their students to learn, and affirm the importance of good writing as integral to learning in all fields and at all levels of the curriculum."--Jacket
  • A professor of urban studies also found something unexpected when he began teaching writing to first-year students: "In their concern to produce good writing, to get their ideas straight, and to think logically and use evidence honestly, the students forget to be careful ... As they struggle to write, they become freer to think
  • I like that!" Another seasoned academician observes, "Teachers, for their part, discover ways to reformulate abstract theoretical constructs into more accessible, useful, and interesting arguments for students to integrate into their own intellectual development. In so doing a teacher has the opportunity to both have an immediate impact on student understanding and to refine and extend the meaning and value of the more abstract work in his or her own writing.""
  • Thus, writing is taught at Cornell by faculty and graduate students in areas as varied as neurobiology, political science, and Near Eastern studies, among others. In the chapters of Local Knowledges, Local Practices, the faculty of this innovative program candidly share their visions, their practical pedagogical techniques, and the sometimes surprising insights they have gained."
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
808/.042/071174771
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PE1405.U6
LC item number
L63 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Pittsburgh series in composition, literacy, and culture
Label
Local knowledges, local practices : writing in the disciplines at Cornell, edited by Jonathan Monroe
Publication
Copyright
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-292) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Local knowledges, local practices : an introduction / Jonathan Monroe -- TAs and the teaching of writing at Cornell : a historical perspective / Katherine Gottschalk -- Writing without friction / Keith Hjortshoj -- Finding places for writing in a research university : a director's view / Harry E. Shaw -- Writing animals / Elizabeth Oltenacu -- Exoticizing the familiar : familiarizing the exotic / Jane Fajans -- "You can make a difference" : human rights as the subject matter for a first-year writing seminar / Billie Jean Isbell -- Writing from (field) experience / Kathryn S. March -- The invisible city of color, or "I thought this was a course on writing!" / William W. Goldsmith -- Writing in cognitive science : exploring the life of the mind / Michael J. Spivey -- Freshman rhetoric and media literacy / Paul Sawyer -- Toward a community of inquiry : teaching Cornell advanced placement students / Daniel R. Schwarz -- Teaching writing about international relations / Matthew Evangelista -- Writing political science : asking a question then (actually) answering it / Mary Fainsod Katzenstein -- The politics of writing / Rose McDermott -- Translation and appropriation in foreign language and writing classrooms / John Whitman -- Writing religion at Cornell (reflections of a penitent professor) / Ross Brann -- Teaching behavioral ecology through writing / Paul W. Sherman -- Cultivating dialectical imagination / Jennifer E. Whiting -- Writing (not drawing) a blank / Marilyn Migiel -- Writing as a sociologist / Michael Macy -- Afterword : Writing writing / Jonathan Monroe
Control code
ocn887803637
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 304 pages)
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Form of item
online
Isbn
9780822973225
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Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
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Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)887803637
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System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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