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Sewell, Ernestine P., Ed. – English in Texas, 1981
The articles in this journal issue reflect the theme of "passages." Five articles contain teachers' reflections and descriptions of the following forms of passage: (1) passing from the classroom to motherhood and back again; (2) passing from academe to the world of work--the retraining of literature professors; (3) ways in which students gain…
Descriptors: Abstract Reasoning, Classroom Techniques, English Instruction, Experiential Learning
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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
The articles in this journal focus on the teaching of composition at the secondary and college levels. Separate articles deal with the causes of poor proofreading by students and methods for teaching proofreading skills; the use of folklore as an aid to teaching composition; techniques for overcoming students' fear of failure in the writing…
Descriptors: Creative Writing, English Instruction, Expository Writing, Failure
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Hoffman, J. Loraine – English in Texas, 1995
Reports on a study of remedial students. Finds that initial negative attitudes derive from the juxtaposition of emotional and cognitive responses involving derailment of self as a language user; and successful students recognized the need for developmental studies instruction, made improvements in reading and English, and developed coping skills…
Descriptors: Educational Research, English Instruction, Higher Education, Remedial Programs
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Peters, William H. – English in Texas, 1994
Shares what is being done in one English methods course to address the call for English education teacher preparation programs to help prospective teachers construct pedagogical understandings of subject matter. Includes three drafts and a final version of students' basic premises for teaching English language arts. (RS)
Descriptors: English Instruction, English Teacher Education, Higher Education, Methods Courses
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Smith, Wanda; Cosmic, Jan – English in Texas, 1995
Describes reading aloud to students in a college remedial English class, arguing that this improves writing ability by helping students learn to "hear" the sounds of the material they are required to read in connection with their writing assignments. Discusses success getting students to revise by requiring rewriting on the computer and by…
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Reading Aloud to Others, Remedial Instruction
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Howell, Pamela R. – English in Texas, 1995
Describes how a teacher became converted to thinking about her developmental composition classes as genuine writing classes, classes about learning to express ideas on paper, not classes about error or exercise. Notes that the teacher thinks of her students as composition students first and developmental students second. (SR)
Descriptors: English Instruction, Higher Education, Remedial Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Wyche-Smith, Susan – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the methods and means by which composition teachers can successfully create, train, and maintain writing groups (peer response groups, writing circles, or writing workshops) within the English classroom. (HB)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Collaborative Writing
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Shull, Ellen – English in Texas, 1994
Describes how one English teacher developed an approach to teaching writing that was based on asking students to write memoirs or personal narratives. Presents an amalgam of letters written to a newspaper and to three co-authors of an article published in "The Chronicle of Higher Education" regarding the use of personal writing in freshman…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Freshman Composition
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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
The articles in this publication consider the way in which freshman English students can gain insights into both the reading of literature and the workings of the mind by discussing and writing about their dreams; the function of names in Washington Irving's "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow"; folklore and…
Descriptors: Basic Skills, Cognitive Processes, College Freshmen, Educational Trends
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Verner, Zenobia, Ed. – English in Texas, 1977
This issue provides a selection of articles about literature and the teaching of literature. Titles include "Sin, Salvation, and Grace in 'The Scarlet Letter,'""'The Road Not Taken': A Study in Ambiguity,""In Search of Shakespeare: The Essential Years,""Right Deeds for Wrong Reasons: Teaching the Bible as…
Descriptors: Copyrights, Elective Courses, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Herzog, Brad – English in Texas, 1994
Considers the profit of caring for writing students and helping them believe in the value of the materials they produce. Provides experiential evidence of the influence of one teacher's attempt to care ethically for his students. (HB)
Descriptors: Course Content, Educational Philosophy, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Daniel, Neil – English in Texas, 1994
Discusses the ways that the word "quality" can be used in English, as either a noun or an adjective. Outlines numerous ways the word is currently used. (HB)
Descriptors: Definitions, Editing, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Benoit-Detrixhe, Liz – English in Texas, 1994
Examines the ways English teachers might try to make progress with uninterested and/or problem students. Narrates one teacher's experience with a particular male student, and how she partly got through to him. (HB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education
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Ballenger, Bruce – English in Texas, 1994
Describes the problem of allowing students to voice their opinions in research papers. Argues that seeing this as a problem points to pedagogical problems. Shows how student hesitancy to engage their opinions reflects their own developing epistemology. (HB)
Descriptors: English Curriculum, English Instruction, Freshman Composition, Higher Education
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Miles, Norma D. – English in Texas, 1994
Describes one teacher's observations of student behavior at the college level, especially with regard to traditional versus nontraditional behavior patterns as perceived by the students. (HB)
Descriptors: Behavior Problems, English Curriculum, English Instruction, Higher Education
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