Dr Patricia Webb is an Associate Professor of English at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Her research interests include 1) studying writers’ teachers’ pedagogical decisions and their influence on students’ learning and 2) analyzing media representations of writing and writers. She has published various articles in these areas. She is passionate about empowering writers to embrace the power of the writing process in their lives.
ArticlesIn my career as a writing teacher, I have frequently encountered writers who struggle with their writing. Common ways of teaching writing may be partly to blame. David Smith et al. found in their research that students do not necessarily learn to write better essays “by following prescriptions for good writing and/or imitating examples of good writing” (337), which is, unfortunately, a...Read more