Monday, November 12, 2007

Professional Journals on Writing 11

How improve your teaching of writing? Keep a journal describing and reflecting on the process of teaching, noting problems, questions, possible answers, etc. D Gorman. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy (Mar. 98), 434-442.

How demonstrate long-term planning to students? “The best way to demonstrate the value of long-term planning is to plan all the work which the class will do, to explain the plan to them, to make sure that they keep it in mind, and after the work has been completed to look back over it and sum it up; the young have very little ability to make long-term plans; they live from day to day, or at least from one Saturday to another.” Highet, The Art of Teaching, p. 69.

What is the formula for writing nonfiction? 1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them; 2. Tell them; And 3. Tell them what you told them. D Greenburg. The Writer (June 04), 32.

How can writers get started on a writing career? Become an expert on something and then write about it. K. James-Enger. The Writer (Sept. 04), 18-19.

What do writers need to know about publishing? "Nowadays, writers largely have to edit themselves. The better you can make your manuscript before submitting it to a publisher, the greater your chances of getting published." C Leddy. The Writer (Sept. 04), 41.

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