Larry Beason


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Larry Beason | Associate Professor

Specializes in writing pedagogy.

HUMB 280  |  460-7861  |  lbeason@southalabama.edu

Publications

Books

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar & Usage, 5th edition. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. Co-author: Mark Lester.

Eyes Before Ease: The Unsolved Mysteries and Secret Histories of Spelling. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2006.

The McGraw-Hill Handbook of English Grammar and Usage.  New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. Co-author: Mark Lester. (This book has also been translated into a Chinese version.)

Writer's Choice: Grammar Reteaching.  New York: Glencoe, 1993.  (Four separate workbooks that supplement Glencoe's composition/grammar texts for grades 9-12.)

Articles

"Fostering Quality through Sense of Place." WPA: Journal of the Council of Writing Program Administrators 34.1 (2010): 149-52.

"Ethos and Error: How Business People React to Errors."  College Composition and Communication 53 (2001): 33-62.

"Warriner's, Textbooks, and the Alleged Focus on Student Writing."  Journal of Teaching Writing 16.2 (copyright 1998, published fall 2000): 273-94.

"Composition as Service: Implications of Utilitarian, Duties, and Care Ethics."  The Ethics of Writing Instruction: Issues in Theory and Practice, Michael Pemberton, ed.  Stanford: Ablex, 2000. 105-37.

"Preparing Future Teachers of Writing to Use the Web: Balancing the Pedagogical with the Technical."  Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies, Sibylle Gruber, ed. Urbana: NCTE, 2000.  25-40.

"Listening as Assessment: How Students and Teachers Evaluate WAC."  In Assessing Writing Across the Curriculum: Diverse Approaches & Practices.  Brian Huot & Kathleen Yancey, eds.  Greenwich, CT: Ablex, 1997.  97-121.  Co-author: Laurel Darrow.

"A Canon for Argumentation?" Composition Chronicle 10.2 (1997): 5-7.

"Blending and Connecting the Classroom."  InLand: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts 18.2 (1995): 4-5.

"Textbooks on Argumentative Writing...."  Composition Chronicle 8.2 (1995): 1-4.

"Feedback and Revision in Writing-Across-the-Curriculum Classes."  Research in the Teaching of English 27 (1993): 395-422.

"Risk-Taking in the Background and Foreground of Writing."  Writing Instructor 12 (1993): 115-24.

"Why Teach Writing?"  Washington English Journal 15.1 (1992): 36-42.

"Strategies for Establishing an Effective Persona: An Analysis of Appeals to Ethos in Business Speeches."  Journal of Business Communication 28 (1991): 326-46.

"A Descriptive Writing Assessment Approach: The Writing Profile."  Adult Assessment Forum 1.4 (1991): 6-7.

"An Anatomy of Writing Assessment."  Washington English Journal 13.1 (1991): 37-44. Co-author: Dana Elder.

Reviews

Review of What We Really Value: Beyond Rubrics in Teaching and Assessing Writing. WPA 29 (2005): 115-18.

Review of Practice of Technical and Scientific Communication.  IEEE Transactions on Professional Communication 42.3 (1999): 190-92.

Regularly reviewed articles for "Perusing the Journals" feature.  Composition Chronicle 10.3 (1997): 4-5, 10. Composition Chronicle 9.8 (1996): 7-9. Composition Chronicle 9.2 (1996): 9-11. Composition Chronicle   8.7 (1995): 6-8. Composition Chronicle 8.3 (1995):10-11. Composition Chronicle 7.8 (1994): 6-7. Composition Chronicle 7.2 (1994): 7-8. Composition Chronicle 6.8 (1993): 6-7.

Review of Process and Portfolios in Writing Instruction.  InLand: A Journal for Teachers of English Language Arts 17.1 (1994): 41-42.

Review of Writing Centers in ContextWriting Lab Newsletter 18.4 (1993): 14-15.