Overview

With the recent emphasis on essay writing in many standardized tests and classroom assignments, SHARPEN YOUR ESSAY WRITING SKILLS aims to help young writers in this process. A positive, conversational tone, fun illustrations, and helpful examples make the book engaging and easy to use.
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Sharpen Your Essay Writing Skills

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Overview

With the recent emphasis on essay writing in many standardized tests and classroom assignments, SHARPEN YOUR ESSAY WRITING SKILLS aims to help young writers in this process. A positive, conversational tone, fun illustrations, and helpful examples make the book engaging and easy to use.
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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
The authors begin this book by encouraging the reader to believe it is possible to write a quality essay. They then describe what an essay is and what its purpose is before making the case for the importance of learning how to write effective essays—not only for school, but for success in other areas of life. The following chapter describes the various types of essays—narrative, persuasive and expository—as well as their subcategories, and their use in school settings. Subsequent chapters of this book are very similar to the material in the series volume on report writing skills in describing the preparation for writing and the writing process itself, but here less emphasis is placed on citation of sources and creating a bibliography. More important is that readers focus on understanding the purpose of the essay, which can be "decoded" from the essay prompt. Examples are given for compare/contrast, analyze, and describe/explain approaches. Again, this is a straightforward and accessible format that will be useful for middle school students. It is a good addition for classroom or school libraries needing material on this topic. Part of the "Sharpen Your Writing Skills" series. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781464503856
  • Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2012
  • Series: Sharpen Your Writing Skills
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 895,564
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1 You Can Write an Essay 5

2 All About Essays 10

3 Before You Write 26

4 Time to Write! 40

5 Making It Even Better 46

6 Presenting It 52

A Sample Student Essay 57

Glossary 61

Further Reading and Internet Addresses 63

Index 64

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