Critical Analysis Of Tellers's Essated By Stewart And Teller

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The writings presented by Stewart and Teller present vastly different views on composition instruction. While Teller presents an argument that criticizes many of the techniques implement in a composition course, Stewart defends most of them. Both authors convey possible solutions to the problem, however, Teller, definitely presents an overtly pessimistic tone throughout the article. Assuming the blame for the failure of the students is one of Stewart’s main points, however, Teller shifts the blame from himself to the students and their irresponsible behaviors. I gravitate towards the points made by Stewart in the article. She looks for solutions to the problems while Teller simply critics everyone and everything except for himself. For example, while Teller dismisses the idea of importance of incorporating critical reading, Stewart’s point that a student must have critical reading skills in regards to argumentative writing in order to properly learn argumentative structures resonates with me (Stewart, 2016). I feel that a student is a better writer when they have mastered the skill of critical reading. Adding to this idea, Stewart believes that anyone can become a good writer with the proper amount of practice and feedback.…show more content…
Once again, Teller maintains a negative outlook on the process and states that “student do not revise” (Teller, 2016). I agree wholeheartedly with the point that Stewart makes about revisions. While time consuming, if the instructor allows adequate time and supervision, the end product is superior. In my experience, when I submit an academic paper, I learn from the revisions and suggestions provided to me. The mistakes I make only make me a better writer if the professor supervises and interjects ideas. Understanding what I did wrong helps me improve the composition of the

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