How I Got Rich Writing 'C' Papers

How I Got Rich Writing 'C' Papers

by Andy Hueller

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ISBN-13: 9781462110582
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Incorporated/CFI Distribution
Publication date: 01/08/2013
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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How I Got Rich Writing 'C' Papers 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
As a writing instructor, I tried to read this book objectively...which was impossible because I was hooked from the start. Not only is this an incredibly accessible writing guide written in student-friendly (albeit not condescending) language, but it is also an engaging story. The main character, Charles Remington Dremmel (not his real name) writes with a tremendous amount of voice and personality as he shares how he has earned enough money for college by writing essays for his classmates (something I should condemn but was entertained by). Yes, as a teacher, I am a "sucker for voice" (Hueller 17). I am also a sucker for the frame tale, which this easy-to-read novel blends seamlessly with grammar skills, writing tips, and sample essays classified by writing skill and effort. I found myself learning new things about writing and how to teach it. Hueller's metaphors and ways of explaining various topics make what can sometimes be confusing concepts simple to understand. I highly recommend this book for students and teachers alike.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book will make you a better writer.  If you have a kid in middle school or high school, it would be perfect for them.  But I'm 30 years old with a law degree and I still felt like I learned something.  It was also difficult to put down, so I didn't even resent the author for teaching me.
book4children More than 1 year ago
It took me a little while to decide to read this book simply because I couldn't decide if it was fiction or non-fiction. As soon as I started reading, however, I discovered that it was a little bit of both! In spite of the title, I discovered that this book is not about making money (unless you decide to follow Charles' horrendously unethical business plan idea). Rather, it is a novel about a boy who has made large donations to his own college fund by charging his classmates to write their essays. Frequently, Charles interrupts his story about the all important Nerf War going on at school to dissect and give examples of the different grade levels of essays. In addition to showing us how to properly write D, C, B, and A letter grade essays, Charles also infuses his story with bits of writing wisdom. Like the comma splice. He hates it, and he tells you so repeatedly. If you don't know what a comma splice is, then I would suggest you read the book. :) I loved this book. I loved the silly story about Charles managing his business and the Nerf War and I loved the writing advice. Andy Hueller gives wonderful advice for anyone interested in writing, but keep in mind that it is intended to be a writing guide for teenagers. It is not an advanced or professional writer's guide. I gave this book four stars. I didn't give it the final star because there were a couple of instances where the protagonist's "voice" made some of his instruction confusing. But for the most part, Hueller delivers a nice breakdown of good essay writing technique that is easy to understand and implement.