1. jedi

    jedi New Member

    Jan 26, 2011
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    amherst, ma


    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by jedi, Jan 27, 2011.

    I am hoping to learn the technical aspects of writing (grammar, structure, development, etc) and welcome input on best methods. I am trying to find a course although it is surprisingly difficult in my area (which is a college "locale" with 5 colleges but limited continuing educations opps).

    I live in western, ma (amherst area) and hoping to find a local group to join to aid my development.

    Any recommendations on courses, groups, or books to begin my journey?

  2. popsicledeath

    popsicledeath Banned

    Nov 11, 2010
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    For learning that kind of technical stuff, you can actually just look into books. Most [good, and imo] writing classes aren't going to spend a lot of time on fundamentals like grammar or structure.

    Here's a list of books that might be of interest. They're about teaching writing (which is a great way to learn), grammar and revision, and cover a ton of technical/fundamental stuff.

    Penny Kittle

    Write Beside Them: Risk, Voice, and Clarity in High School Writing

    Jeff Anderson

    Mechanically Inclined: Building Grammar, Usage, and Style into Writer’s Workshop

    Georgia Heard

    The Revision Toolbox: Teaching Techniques that Work

    Nancie Atwell

    In the Middle: New Understandings about Writing, Reading, and Learning

    Harry Noden

    Image Grammar: Using Grammatical Structures to Teach Writing

    Barry Lane

    After the End: Teaching and Learning Creative Revision Or The Reviser’s Toolbox

    Harvey Daniels, Steve Zemelman, and Nancy Steineke

    Content Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide

    Constance Weaver

    Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing***

    Donald Murray

    The Craft of Revision

    Troy Hicks

    The Digital Writing Workshop

    Michael Smith and Jeff Wilhelm

    Getting it Right: Fresh Approaches to Teaching Grammar, Usage and Correctness

    Barry Gilmore

    Is it Done Yet?: Teaching Adolescents the Art of Revision

    Cathy Fleischer and Sarah Andrew-Vaughn

    Writing Outside your Comfort Zone: Helping Students Navigate Unfamiliar Genres

    Amy Benjamin

    Engaging Grammar: Practical Advice for Real Classrooms

    Katie Wood Ray

    Writing Workshop: Working through the hard parts (and they’re all hard parts)

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