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American Nature Writing and the Composition Classroom [electronic resource] by
Call Number: ED415504 Online
Publication Date: 1997
A model for an integrative first-year writing class, combining American native writing, field experience, and the fundamental trappings of a composition class, are examined in this paper. Students can learn to respond to environmental issues in creative ways and explore issues that they will face in their lives. In addition to a combined field/reader response journal (presented either on-line or as hard copy), the course consists of four loose thematic sections, each requiring a paper of four to six pages that must go through a three-draft process conducted, for the most part, in the classroom.
Ecowriting: Advice to ESL on Effective Scientific Writing in Environmental Science and Engineering [electronic resource] by
Call Number: GE35 .M56 2009 Online
Publication Date: 2010-01-01
A critical aspect of the scientific process is the ability to communicate ideas and research results effectively to a large community of scientists. Thus, effective writing skills are essential to successful scientific careers because achievements are demonstrated through the number of scientific publications a scientist or an institution has. For most non-native English speaking contributors however, English is a real barrier to publishing their research work because their contributions are frequently rejected due to merely English language quality and not scientific content. Mostly affected are novices scientists and graduate students. As much as most of them strive to learn English, concurrent learning of regular and technical or scientific English hampers effective scientific writing skills. This book is needed to help those with limited English skills stand up to the challenge.
Teaching North American Environmental Literature by
Call Number: PS169.E25 T43 2008
Publication Date: 2008-01-01
From stories about Los Angeles freeways to slave narratives to science fiction, environmental literature encompasses more than nature writing. The study of environmental narrative has flourished since the MLA published Teaching Environmental Literature in 1985. Today, writers evince a self-consciousness about writing in the genre, teachers have incorporated field study into courses, technology has opened up classroom possibilities, and institutions have developed to support study of this vital body of writing. The challenge for instructors is to identify core texts while maintaining the field's dynamic, open qualities.The essays in this volume focus on North American environmental writing, presenting teachers with background on environmental justice issues, ecocriticism, and ecofeminism. Contributors consider the various disciplines that have shaped the field, including African American, American Indian, Canadian, and Chicana/o literature. The interdisciplinary approaches recommended treat the theme of predators in literature, ecology and ethics, conservation, and film. A focus on place-based literature explores how students can physically engage with the environment as they study literature. The volume closes with an annotated resource guide organized by subject matter.
American Nature Writers by
Call Number: Reference: PS163 .A6 1996 v.1 & 2
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
This set includes 70 biographical/critical essays on such writers as Rachel Carson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau and Gary Snyder and 12 general subject essays. v. 1. Edward Abbey to John McPhee -- v. 2. Peter Matthiessen to Western geologists and explorers.
American Nature Poets by
Call Number: Online
Publication Date: 2008-08-15
American nature poetry is presently adjusting to recent critical movements and attempting to address prevailing fundamental notions concerning humans and their relationships with nature. The authors whose poetry is examined here, whether they approach a large and often frightening American nature as pilgrims or postmodern philosophers, exemplify both this dividedness and the ability to discover the means for healing reconciliation through reconnection with the natural world. Series: Dictionary of Literary Biography ; v. 342