Choices A Basic Writing Guide with Readings

ISBN-10: 0312447809
ISBN-13: 9780312447809
Edition: 4th 2008
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Book details

List price: $48.99
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/10/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Everyone writes better when writing on something of interest, yet students in a developmental writing class too often feel the course is completely separate from their own lives and goals. Drawing on more than 30 combined years of classroom experience, Kate Mangelsdorf and Evelyn Posey, authors ofDiscoveries,for the paragraph to essay course, give students concrete strategies for uncovering ideas that matter to them and then provide step-by-step guidance for turning these ideas into solid college essays and other writing projects. With a tone that is clear yet supportive,Choicesgives students detailed help with the skills needed for successful writing in college, from understanding writing as a process to taking essay exams, from using rhetorical strategies to conducting research. As ESL and developmental reading specialists, the authors are able to provide in-depth help in these crucial areas.Choicesnot only gives developing students the patient, detailed support they need but also helps them grow as thinkers and writers.

Composing Ourselves, Writing for Others
The Writing Process
Writing Assignment
Reading to Improve Writing
A Writer's Composing Process
Explore Your Choices
Write Your Discovery Draft
Revise Your Draft
Edit Your Sentences
Share Your Essay
One Student's Writing Process
�”¿½Mediation, Not Lawsuits�”¿½
Narration
Examples
Argument
An Important Period
Explore Your Choices
Relating a Memorable Event
Write Your Discove
Revise Your Dr
Description
A Student's Revised Draft
Share Your Essay
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