From cheap labor to junior colleague: Training TAs in composition

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English Education

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An emerging field of interest within English education is the training of teaching assistants (TAs) in freshman composition programs. Ten or twelve years ago, most English departments considered it unnecessary to train their graduate assistants, or limited their training to brief summer workshops or brownbag luncheon meetings. The pattern is changing, however, and today few English departments put completely inexperienced graduate students in front of a class. This report will offer brief descriptions of several current approaches to training TAs, as represented in documents included in the ERIC system

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