by Lauri S. Friedman

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School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up-This book is an intriguing way to teach students to be more effective, persuasive writers. The publisher of the "Opposing Viewpoints" series has recycled its essays on racism and restructured the format to teach writing style and technique. Students are given an opportunity to read the essays presented, not merely for content but also for critical analysis. Through specific questions about each selection, they are guided in uncovering exactly why it is effective. They are then encouraged to write persuasive essays of their own. Selected entries representing different styles of writing are reviewed paragraph by paragraph, assisting readers in understanding the concepts and strategies that the authors utilized. Because most of them have some familiarity with the topic, they are better able to apply the tools discussed in the text as they develop their own essays. For libraries seeking to add to their writing collections, this title should be considered.-Carol Jones Collins, Columbia High School, Maplewood, NJ Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Gale Group
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Writing the Critical Essay: An Opposing Viewpoints Guide Series
Edition description:
Library Edition
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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