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Steps to Writing Well / Edition 12

Steps to Writing Well / Edition 12

by Jean Wyrick
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Steps to Writing Well is for teachers of composition who have had trouble finding a textbooks that students can easily understand. Written in an informal style addressed to the student, this textbook offers a step-by-step guide to writing a variety of 500 - 800 word essays. The combination of concise, practical advice, a number of student and professional samples, and a brief handbook provides helpful information for students enrolled in a composition course without intimidating them with vast amounts of material.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901133311316
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 656
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Jean Wyrick is Professor Emerita of English at Colorado State University, where she was Director of Composition for 11 years. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching writing, training writing teachers, and designing writing/writing-across-the-curriculum programs. Her other textbooks include THE RINEHART READER and DISCOVERING IDEAS. She has presented over a hundred workshops and papers on the teaching of writing, American literature, American Studies, and Women's Studies.

Table of Contents

1. Prewriting
2.The Thesis Statement
3.The Body Paragraphs
4.Beginnings and Endings
5.Drafting and Revising: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking
6.Effective Sentences
7.Word Logic
8.The Reading-Writing Connection
13.Writing Essays Using Multiple Strategies
14.Writing a Paper Using Research
15.Writing about Literature
16.Writing In-Class: Exams and ôResponseö Essays
17.Writing in the World of Work
18.Major Errors in Grammar
19.A Concise Guide to Punctuation
20.A Concise Guide to Mechanics.

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