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What is Recursive Writing

Encyclopedia of Distance Learning, Second Edition
Non-linear, “back tracking,” post-writing process of revision.
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The Evolution of Online Composition Pedagogy
Eileen I. Oliver (University of Florida, USA)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-60566-198-8.ch138
The evolution of composition pedagogy from teachercentered instruction to writing workshop and successful practices in online courses has been dramatic (Gerard, 2006; Hawisher & Selfe,1998; Mahiri, 2004; Prensky, 2001). However, the teaching of writing often gets left out of discussions about online education even though English/writing teachers are rapidly increasing their use of Internet and computers to improve the communication and composing skills of their students at all levels (Vinall-Cox, 2005; Gerard, 2006; Doherty, 1994). Traditional composition pedagogy has been embedded with rigorous and parochial attention to classical forms. In their formal education, novice writers have been subjected to the archaic practices of rote memorization, strict grammatical exercises, and stringently subjective assessments of what is right and what is wrong with their composing skills.
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Background of Metamodernism and Metaliteracy
The composing process of pre-writing, drafting, revising and editing thoughts words and ideas for meaningful communication.
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