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Breaking open the box a guide for creative techniques to improve academic writing and generate critical thinking

Nancy Dafoe 1952-

2013

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  • Title:
    Breaking open the box a guide for creative techniques to improve academic writing and generate critical thinking
  • Author: Nancy Dafoe 1952-
  • Description: Contents; Foreword; Preface: Writing Well Matters; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Approach, the Heart of the Matter, the Structure; Chapter 1. Encouraging Creative Frameworks for Critical Thinking and Writing; Chapter 2. The Writer as Creative Thinker; Chapter 3. Recognizing the Problem; Chapter 4. Outlining Creative Applications to Academic Writing; Chapter 5. Applications with Prose Poems or Poetic Prose; Chapter 6. Discourse Applications with Poetry; Chapter 7. Applications with Narrative-Story, Dialogue, and the Mini-Script; Chapter 8. Applications with Parody and Satire
    Chapter 9. Applications with Musings and JournalingChapter 10. Applications with Unusual Vessels and Technology; Chapter 11. Traditional-Looking Essays Incorporating Creative Techniques; Chapter 12. Changing the Landscape of Academic Writing Assignments and the Classroom Environment; Chapter 13. Making Editing Integral; Chapter 14. Inviting the Common Core State Standards into the Classroom and Recognizing That They Are First Cousins to Creativity; Chapter 15. Lesson Planning Involving Creative Choice and Techniques; Chapter 16. Setting Up Action Research
    Chapter 17. Providing Students with Opportunities for an Authentic AudienceInstructional Application and Dedication; Appendix A: A Guide for Parents; Appendix B: A Sampling of Young Writers' Conferences; Appendix C: Helpful, Creative Resources for Writers and Writing Instruction; Notes; Bibliography; About the Author
    We need a more creative approach to teaching writing. A methodology incorporating creativity, as modeled by students in this text, demonstrates the kind of progress we are all seeking, offering an exciting challenge for young writers and educators alike.


  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Education
  • Format: 1 online resource (211 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-4758-0275-7;ISBN 1-299-14173-0
  • Subjects: English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching; Academic writing -- Study and teaching; Critical thinking -- Study and teaching; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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