Readings about Reading
Julie Myatt’s argument in this essay is the opposite of her title, “Reading is Not Essential to Writing Instruction.” In her essay, Myatt addresses the necessary connections between reading and writing for both students and faculty in writing classes.
Keywords from this chapter in Bad Ideas about Writing
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Author Bio from Bad Ideas about Writing
Dr. Julie Myatt joined the faculty of Middle Tennessee State University in 2008. She currently serves as the Director of MT Engage. Before that, she was Co-Director of General Education English and GTA Coordinator for the English department. Dr. Myatt teaches first-year composition, sophomore literature, and graduate courses in composition. She is currently researching how children’s picture books about divorce attend to the feelings of shame and isolation that divorcing parents and children often experience.
is reading to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; often means re-reading a text several times
awareness and understanding of one's own thought processes
a term used to refer to texts that are often seen as examples of good and effective writing
(a term coined by Aviva Freedman) are studies in which scholars examine genre as typified social action, as ways of acting based in recurrent social situations (the founding idea for which can be found in Carolyn R. Miller's essay "Genre as Social Action")