Composing in the Online Classroom

by Joan Tornow

"I highly recommend Link/Age for new teachers in computer-supported environments. Tornow raises valuable questions within a classroom context that should help teachers feel more [aware]."
—Composition Chronicle


In one of the first book-length studies of a networked writing classroom, Joan Tornow explores a complex web of issues now receiving close attention both online and off. Beginning from a small experimental writing class—a room in the basement—at the University of Texas, Tornow studies the interactions of students online, their composing processes, their underlife resistance to the culture of school, and the way they reflect the intellectual tonality of their time. A thoughtful exploration, Link/Age will be of interest to composition scholars and teachers, whether they are web veterans or are approaching the online classroom for the first time.


Joan Tornow is the author of several books about writing. She has conducted writing workshops in five countries and taught memoir writing for fifteen years in the Pacific Northwest.

Imprint: Utah State University Press

Book Details

  • Ebook Price: $20.00
  • EISBN: 978-0-585-02680-0
  • Publication Year: 1997
  • Pages: 264
  • Discount Type: Short
  • Author: by Joan Tornow
  • ECommerce Code: 978-0-585-02680-0