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  • Connors, Robert, and Cheryl Glenn. The St. Martin's Guide to Teaching Writing, 2nd Edition. New York: St. Martin's, 1992.
    Provides an overview of teaching composition. Highlights the process of composition, including topic generation and focus.
  • Elbow, Peter. Writing With Power. New York: Oxford UP, 1981.
    Discusses freewriting as a means of generating topics.
  • Elbow, Peter. Writing Without Teachers. New York: Oxford UP, 1973.
    Discusses freewriting and other prewriting techniques that can help students to find their own topics.
  • Gebhardt, Richard C. "Initial Plans and Spontaneous Composition: Toward a Comprehensive Theory of the Writing Process." CE 44 (1982): 620-27.

  • Lunsford, Andrea. "An Update of the Bibliography on Basic Writing." Teaching Composition: Twelve Bibliographical Essays. Gary Tate, Ed. Texas Christian University: Fort Worth, 1987. 207-226.
    Provides an updated bibliography to texts on basic writing including helping students get started. Briefly discusses recent issues of teaching basic writing.
  • Shaughnessy, Mina P. "Basic Writing." Teaching Composition: Twelve Bibliographical Essays. Gary Tate, Ed. Texas Christian University: Fort Worth, 1987. 177-206.
    A bibliography to texts on basic writing including helping students get started. Briefly discusses recent issues of teaching basic writing.