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The Resource The great American writing block : causes and cures of the new illiteracy, Thomas C. Wheeler

The great American writing block : causes and cures of the new illiteracy, Thomas C. Wheeler

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The great American writing block : causes and cures of the new illiteracy
Title
The great American writing block
Title remainder
causes and cures of the new illiteracy
Statement of responsibility
Thomas C. Wheeler
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Language in America. What today inhibits the writing of citizens, scholars, and students? Americans, long vigorous and inventive in speech, object to the act of writing. Two out of three abilities expected from education -- reading and writing -- disintegrate as some insidious influence, thought by many to be television, captures succeeding generations of children. Many grade schools and high schools no longer encourage self-expression or sentences. Finding entering freshmen unable to write clearly and coherently, colleges teach grammar and development of thought in a salvage operation called Remedial Writing. But even college graduates come into the job market unable to write, fearful of writing. - p. 1
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Wheeler, Thomas C
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Language arts
  • Literacy
Label
The great American writing block : causes and cures of the new illiteracy, Thomas C. Wheeler
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Publication
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volume
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The writing crisis -- The failure of objectivity -- Educations -- Getting over -- Open admissions -- Writing from a culture -- Happy writers -- American literature and writing -- Illiteracy or literacy
Control code
4882987
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780670348398
Lccn
79014298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)163181
Label
The great American writing block : causes and cures of the new illiteracy, Thomas C. Wheeler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The writing crisis -- The failure of objectivity -- Educations -- Getting over -- Open admissions -- Writing from a culture -- Happy writers -- American literature and writing -- Illiteracy or literacy
Control code
4882987
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
189 pages
Isbn
9780670348398
Lccn
79014298
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)163181

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