Take Charge of Your Writing: Discovering Writing Through Self-Assessment / Edition 1

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Overview

Offering a unique focus on self-assessment, this essay-level text with readings enables students to become self-aware, confident, and mature writers. Each chapter includes essays, short stories, and poetry accompanied by opening and closing self-assessments, instructional material, individual and collaborative activities, plus discussion and writing activities. A portfolio self-assessment assignment serves as a capstone project.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780618011810
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/22/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 348
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

A member of the Newbury Four (as they like to be known), the group has taught writing for a combined total of 80 years and are frequent presenters at conferences in New England.

Chris Fauske has a B.A. and M.A. from the University of New Hampshire and a Ph.D. from the University of Delaware. He has taught composition and developmental English for more than 10 years. The author of various scholarly articles in publications ranging from Teaching English in the Two-Year College to the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, he is a faculty member of the Cambridge College writing workshop for the National Institute of Teaching Excellence program. He is also the author of Jonathan Swift and the Church of Ireland, 1710-1724 (Irish Academic Press), and the editor of collections of essays on Archbishop William King and on Maria Edgeworth. Currently, Fauske is the Dean of the School of Arts, Sciences and Technology at Newbury College.

A member of the Newbury Four (as they like to be known), the group has taught writing for a combined total of 80 years and are frequent presenters at conferences in New England.

A member of the Newbury Four (as they like to be known), the group has taught writing for a combined total of 80 years and are frequent presenters at conferences in New England.

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Table of Contents

Note: Chapters 1-11 begin and end with a Self-Assessment and include Suggestions for Writing. Part I 1. Self-Assessment: Who Are You as a Writer? What Is Self-Assessment? Self-Assessment: Developing Your Writing Profile What Is Writing? David Daniel, The Quarry Anne Lamott, Polaroids Seamus Heaney, Digging Ted Hughes, The Thought Fox Tim O'Brien, Spin 2. Audience: Who Is Your Reader? Your Reader Brent Staples, Black Men and Public Space Aaron Copland, Listening to Music Bob Dylan, The Times They Are A-Changin' Langston Hughes, Dream Deferred Jamaica Kincaid, Girl 3. Purpose: Why Are You Writing? Why Are You Writing? Purpose and Language Strategy Lindsy Van Gelder, The Great Person Hole Cover Debate Suzan Shown Harjo, Last Rites for the Indian Dead Stephen Dunn, The Sacred Wilfred Owen, Dulce et Decorum Est Toni Cade Bambara, The Lesson 4. Prewriting: Exploring and Discovering Ideas Prwriting Techniques Organizing Your Prewriting David Daniel, October Burial Natalie Goldberg, Writing Down the Bones Richard Wilbur, The Writer Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Constantly Risking Absurdity Elizabeth Tallent, No One's a Mystery 5. Writing: Developing and Expressing an Idea The Essay What Is an Essay? What Are the Parts of an Essay? Bringing It All Together John Updike, In Football Season Richard Marius, Writing Drafts Dylan Thomas, In My Craft or Sullen Art Marge Piercy, For the Young Who Want To Richard Matheson, Pattern for Survival 6. Rewriting: Revising and Editing Rewriting: Writing Again Visualizing Rewriting Active Reading Evaluating the Parts of an Essay Connecting the Parts of an Essay Perfecting Your Writing: Revising and Editing Stephen King, Two Past Midnight Donald Hall, Revising Anne Bradstreet, An Author to Her Book Langston Hughes, Theme for English B Liliana Heker, The Stolen Party Intermezzo. From Idea to Essay Sample Student Writing Process and Essay, Michele Mandino Part II 7. Summary: Condensing Original Material What Is a Summary? How to Write a Summary Seung Hee Suh, What's in a Name? Jean Kilbourne, Beauty and the Beast of Advertising Robert Frost, Out, Out— Fleur Adcock, The Telephone Call Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour 8. Evaluation Writing/Writing to Evaluate Responding to a Text: The Emotional and the Rational Writing an Evaluation Howard Zinn, A Veteran Remembers Russell Baker, The Poor Man as Gourmand Robert Francis, The Pitcher Nila Northsun, Moving Camp Too Far Raymond Carver, Cathedral 9. Analysis: Looking at the Parts/Examining the Whole What Is Analysis? Methods of Analysis A Final Note on Writing an Analysis James Baldwin, The Discovery of What It Means to Be an American Nancy M. Sakamoto, Conversational Ballgames Russell Baker, The Handshake T. Coraghessan Boyle, Top of the Food Chain Genesis 6 10. Persuasion: Making Your Case in Writing The Argument Roger Von Oech, To Err Is Wrong Tim Trask, I Seen Where a Woodchuck Had Came and Went Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream Mitsuye Yamada, To the Lady James Thurber, The Unicorn in the Garden 11. Writing the Research Paper Steps for Writing a Research Paper Sample Research Paper: So You Want to Be a Parent? Part III Your Portfolio: Assessing Your Writing Introduction The Philosophy Behind Portfolio The Portfolio's Content Piece One—Self-Assess Your Recursive Process Piece One—Mechanics and Organization Piece Two—Self-Assessing Your Best Piece of Writing Piece Two—Mechanics and Organization Piece Three—Assessing a Piece of Writing from a Professional Journal Piece Three—Mechanics and Organization Piece Four—Self-Assessing Your Earliest Work Piece Four—Mechanics and Organization Addendum Ten Punctuation Tips for Good Writing Ten Usage Tips for Writing Ten Style Tips for Good Writing

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