Myths and Realties

When Not to Respond

Designing Writing Assignments

Commenting: Margins and End

Commenting on Drafts


Helping Students Learn Editing

Helping Students Learn to Fix Errors

Overview of Rhetorical Context

Discipline Specific Resources

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Authors & Contributors

Expanding the Initial Triangle

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Why do you read? Sometimes people read because they're compelled to, especially by teachers or students. Sometimes people read to be entertained. Many people read to be informed about a topic, and some people read to understand current controversies. Other people read to understand a writer's emotional reaction to an experience; sometimes people read to spark reflections about their own experiences. Because reading requires an active construction of meaning, it's simply impossible to read without a goal. And because reading is purposeful or goal-oriented, then the purpose that readers bring to the reading is a key overlay on their participation in the communication triangle.