This book provides a practical understanding of the growth of composition studies as a field of study. A Teaching Subject: Composition Since 1966 provides a highly readable outline of the major trends in composition theory and teaching since 1966 as a means of explaining the origins of current attitudes towards teaching college writing. It also presents a direct connection between recent advances in theory and new practices in the classroom. Appropriate for any reader who wishes a better understanding of the current trends in teaching English composition.