Composition-Rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy by Robert Connors - PDF and EPUB eBook

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Connors provides a history of composition and its pedagogical approaches to form, genre, and correctness. He shows where many...

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Exact title of the book
Composition-Rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy
Book author
Robert Connors
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
384 pages
Language
English
Published
June 5th 1997 by University of Pittsburgh Press
File size (in PDF)
1536 kB
Composition-Rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy

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Connors provides a history of composition and its pedagogical approaches to form, genre, and correctness. He shows where many of the today’s practices and assumptions about writing come from, and he translates what our techniques and theories of teaching have said over time about our attitudes toward students, language and life. Connors locates the beginning of a new rhetorical tradition in the mid-nineteenth century, and from there, he discusses the theoretical and pedagogical innovations of the last two centuries as the result of historical forces, social needs, and cultural shifts.

This important book proves that American composition-rhetoric is a genuine, rhetorical tradition with its own evolving theria and praxis. As such it is an essential reference for all teachers of English and students of American education.