By Robert Connors
Connors offers a background of composition and its pedagogical methods to shape, style, and correctness. He exhibits the place some of the today’s practices and assumptions approximately writing come from, and he interprets what our concepts and theories of educating have acknowledged over the years approximately our attitudes towards scholars, language and existence.
Connors locates the start of a brand new rhetorical culture within the mid-nineteenth century, and from there, he discusses the theoretical and pedagogical thoughts of the final centuries because the results of ancient forces, social wishes, and cultural shifts.
This very important e-book proves that American composition-rhetoric is a real, rhetorical culture with its personal evolving theria and praxis. As such it really is a vital reference for all lecturers of English and scholars of yank education.
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Composition-Rhetoric: Backgrounds, Theory, and Pedagogy (Pitt Comp Literacy Culture) by Robert Connors