Bad ideas about writing summary
Bad ideas about writing by Cheryl E. Ball
Bad Ideas About Writing - Cheryl Ball
According to cultural theorist Steven Poole, bad ideas are like zombies. These bad ideas threaten to infect our schools and devour the brains of unsuspecting colleagues and students, and it is up to us to rev up the chainsaws and bury bad ideas about writing for good. Organized in eight sections that each focus on a different contagion like mindless meditations on style and ruinous ruminations about ineffective writing teachers, Ball and Loewe plunge us into the epidemic and provide sixty-one antidotes—short chapters that help us take out one bad idea at a time.
Cheryl E. Ball
Bad ideas about writing
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The author-god, according to midth-century language theorist Roland Barthes, embodies the Romantic notion of the artist to whom brilliant epiphanies come to be written down. In fact, at times throughout history, the best authors were believed to have been chosen and directly inspired by God himself.
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Bad Ideas About Writing counters major myths about writing instruction. Inspired by the provocative science- and social-science-focused book This Idea Must Die and written for a general audience, the collection offers opinionated, research-based statements intended to spark debate and to offer a better way of teaching writing. Contributors, as scholars of rhetoric and composition, provide a snapshot of and antidotes to major myths in writing instruction. I recommend it to all my writing teacher friends. The next time you hear one of those misconceptions, head directly to Bad Ideas About Writing.