Four by Four: Practical Methods for Writing Persuasively

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In Four by Four: Practical Methods for Writing Persuasively, well-known authors and teachers of writing Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson provide a practical guide to teaching students how to write persuasively. Organized in four chapters, each containing four sections, the text opens with a history of rhetoric that serves as a logical preface to the persuasive writing basics, guides, and patterns presented in the remainder of the book.

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Overview

In Four by Four: Practical Methods for Writing Persuasively, well-known authors and teachers of writing Joyce Armstrong Carroll and Edward E. Wilson provide a practical guide to teaching students how to write persuasively. Organized in four chapters, each containing four sections, the text opens with a history of rhetoric that serves as a logical preface to the persuasive writing basics, guides, and patterns presented in the remainder of the book.

It covers topics such as the Carroll/Wilson Inquiry Schemata as a data collection technique for persuasive writing, planning and organizing a persuasive paper, strategies for efficient editing, and writing the conclusion. Appropriate for educators who work with fourth-grade through college-level students in English and social studies, this guidebook spotlights the research process, a 21st-century skill that teachers should teach collaboratively with their school librarians.

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"Although very brief, this guide offers an interesting overview and creative suggestions for the teaching and learning of persuasive writing."

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ARBA

"The writing is very clear and ably supported by numerous models and lesson plans. Those who do not teach but are interested in persuasive writing can apply the concepts to themselves, so while aimed at teachers, others can gain considerable clarity about and learn new methods for applying persuasive writing. . . . This work is recommended for English teachers of English where persuasive writing is on the curriculum."

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Australian Library Journal

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781598849509
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/30/2012
  • Pages: 84
  • Sales rank: 526,937
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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