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How To find readings in the "How To" genre?

I am teaching a First-Year Composition course and we're heading into a unit in which students will write a "how to" or process essay. I'm looking for recommendations for readings that might go along with this unit. What readings can you recommend -- either essays, articles, or short fiction -- that are "how to"/process essays, or that use this format? [more inside]
posted by dryad on Sep 18, 2014 - 9 answers

Awesome lessons in college writing?

What really great activities, exercises or lessons do you remember from your undergrad-level writing or composition courses? [more inside]
posted by yersinia on Jan 17, 2014 - 12 answers

Open courses that teach writing skills: where are they?

Open courses that teach writing skills: where are they? [more inside]
posted by pracowity on Jul 11, 2012 - 6 answers

What do students want from a freshman composition course?

I'm a freshman composition instructor who wants to rock the evals. But how? If you've taken a first-year college writing or rhetoric course, what teaching practices made for a good (or horrible) experience from the student's perspective? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Can occasionally saying "I don't know" make me a better teacher? If so, why?

Can occasionally saying "I don't know" make me a better teacher? If so, why? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Jan 20, 2011 - 35 answers

computer aided essay grading

Have you used software to help you grade student essays? Tell me about your experience. [more inside]
posted by landlubber on Oct 7, 2010 - 8 answers

essaying to persuade

What are the best and most interesting persuasive essays of 2009-2010? [more inside]
posted by washburn on Jul 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Short passages of particularly strong or weak nonfiction prose?

In search of short passages of especially strong or weak nonfiction prose! [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Oct 17, 2009 - 8 answers

Online writing system?

Online systems for writing teachers? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Jul 26, 2009 - 3 answers

Salvaging freshman comp?

Help me to not suck at teaching! (focus on analytic reading) [more inside]
posted by puckish on Nov 12, 2008 - 14 answers

How to fill 70 minutes of in-class writing time?

Help a freshman comp teacher out! I need a fun writing exercise to fill 70 minutes of class time. [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on Sep 10, 2008 - 16 answers

Favorite exercises/ materials for Freshman Composition classes?

Favorite exercises/ materials for Freshman Composition classes? Help me engage young minds in order to brainwash educate them! [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on May 20, 2007 - 5 answers

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