Teaching Multiwriting: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures

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Formulaic ways to train students in composition and rhetoric are no longer effective, say authors Robert L. Davis and Mark F. Shadle. Scholar-teachers must instead reinvent the field from the inside. Teaching Multiwriting: Researching and Composing with Multiple Genres, Media, Disciplines, and Cultures presents just such a reinvention with multiwriting, an alternative, open approach to composition. Seeking to open the minds of both writers and readers to new understandings, the authors argue for the supplanting of the outdated research paper assignment with research projects that use multiple forms to explore questions that cannot be fully answered.
This innovative volume, geared to composition teachers at all levels, includes sixteen helpful illustrations and provides classroom exercises and projects for each chapter.

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Contents

Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Expanding the Sound
1 A Crossroads in Space and Time
2 Research Writing as a Key to the Highway
3 The Loose Talk of Persuasion
Gallery
4 The Essay as Cabinet of Wonder
5 Multiwriting Blues
Notes
Works Cited
Index
Author Bios
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Robert L. Davis is the director of undergraduate writing and a professor of English–writing at Eastern Oregon University. He is the author of numerous articles and book chapters, including an online multigenre textbook coauthored with Mark Shadle.

Mark F. Shadle is a professor of English–writing at Eastern Oregon University. In addition to publishing his work in journals and books, he presents workshops with coauthor Robert Davis on multiwriting and alternative composition methods.

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