Ways of Reading continues to profoundly influence the teaching of writing by offering a uniquely exciting and challenging approach to first-year composition, integrating reading, writing, and critical thinking with an ambitious selection of readings and editorial features. With carefully honed apparatus that helps students work with the challenging selections, Ways of Reading guides students through the process of developing intellectual skills necessary for college-level academic work by engaging them in conversations with key academic and cultural texts. It also bridges the gap between contemporary critical theory and composition so that instructors can connect their own scholarly work with their teaching.
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DAVID BARTHOLOMAE (Ph.D., Rutgers University) is one of the composition community's most highly regarded members. Professor of English and the Charles Crow Chair at the University of Pittsburgh, he has published many articles on the teaching of writing and is a frequent lecturer to university faculty and writing projects nationwide. Winner of the Braddock Award and the CCC Exemplar Award, he has served as chair of CCCC and on the MLA Executive Council. He is coeditor of the Pittsburgh Series on Composition, Literacy, and Culture, published by the University of Pittsburgh Press. His collection of essays, Writing on the Margins: Essays on Composition and Teaching, was published by Bedford/St. Martin's in 2005. ANTHONY PETROSKY (D.Ed., State University of New York at Buffalo) is Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of Pittsburgh with a joint appointment in the English Department, where he has regularly taught composition, reading, and writing. He has served as the director of the Pittsburgh Public Schools Critical Thinking Project, chair of the NCTE Standing Committee on Research, director for the Third National Assessment of Reading and Literature, and an elected trustee of the NCTE Research Foundation. An award-winning poet, his most recent book of poems, Crazy Love, was published in 2003. The two together have also published Facts, Artifacts, and Counterfacts: Theory and Method for a Reading and Writing Course, a report on their course at the University of Pittsburgh, The Teaching of Writing: Eighty-fifth Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, and Ways of Reading Words and Images (Bedford/St. Martin's 2003).
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