Common Sense What to Write, How to Write It, and Why

ISBN-10: 0867090790
ISBN-13: 9780867090796
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Book details

List price: $38.13
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 1/1/1985
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

The Common Sense is elemental and beautifully succinct. It focuses on the expository essay, which, despite its association with abominable teaching techniques and vapid results, is at its best the one form that reveals to students and teachers the power of writing. "It is not second-rate writing," Deen and Ponsot state, "nor is teaching it second-rate work." This is a commonsensical text that puts its principles directly at the service of upper secondary and college students of all abilities. It perceives the composing class as an active community of writers, stresses the uses of listening and reading aloud, and lays out a core of work that can't be done wrong.

Marie Ponsot’ s first book of poems was" True Minds" (1956); later books are "Admit Impediment" (1981) and "The Green Dark" (1988). She is a native New Yorker who has enjoyed teaching at Queens College, Beijing United University, the Poetry Center of the YMHA, New York University, and Columbia University. Among her awards are an NEA Creative Writing grant, the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Prize, and the Shaughnessy Medal of the Modern Language Association. Ponsot’ s most recent collection, "The Bird Catcher," won the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry in 1998."From the Hardcover edition."

Elements of the Essay Two-Part Essay Shapes
First Series: Interplay or Dialogue--Essays with a Double Voice or Point of View
Second Series: Overview
Essays with a Single Voice or Point of View
Writing About Literature Sample Essays
Appendix: Two Designs for a Writing Course

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