Write to Learn

Write to Learn

by Donald M. Murray

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ISBN-13: 9780155065123
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/27/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.17(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents


1. MAKE WRITING EASY. The Writer's Memory. The Writer's Voice. The Writer's Daybook. In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Writing. Writing Activities. 2. UNLEARNING TO WRITE. What I Had to Unlearn. The Writing Process. The Process Is Circular. Find Your Own Writing Territories. Start the Writing Habit. Conditions That Invite Writing. Write in a Daybook. Hear the Voice of the Draft. In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Learning to Write. Activities for Learning to Write. 3. FOCUS. See and Write. Write to See. The Focusing Line. Find the Focusing Line. What the Focusing Line Give the Writer. Other Techniques to Find a Focus. Make an Assignment Your Own. Focus in the Daybook. Focus with Voice In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Focusing. Focusing Activities. 4. SHOPTALK: THE RESEARCH PLAN. The Researcher's Attitude. Creating the Research Plan. 5. RESEARCH. The Writer's Eye. The Research Question. Lost and Found in Cyberspace by Lisa C. Miller. Assessing a World Wide Web Site by Lisa C. Miller. Research Using the Daybook. Hear the Voice While Researching. In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Researching. Researching Activities. 6. DRAFT. Starting to Write. Keeping on Writing. Writing a Discovery Draft. Writing an Outline. Beginning the Draft. Continuing the Draft. Finishing the Draft. Unblocking Writer's Block. Drafting in the Daybook. Hear the Draft's Voice. In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Drafting. Drafting Activities. 7. SHOPTALK: PREPARING TO REVISE AND EDIT. The Revision Attitude. The Revision and Editing Plan. Revise Then Edit. A User's Warning. 8. SHOPTALK: HELPING EACH OTHER. Going Public. Finding a Good Test Reader. Becoming a Good Test Reader. Helping a Writing Group to Help You. Becoming a Helpful Writing Group Member. Going Private. 9. REVISE AND EDIT. The Strategy of Revision. Two Key Questions. The Revision Checklist. Edit to Clarify Meaning. Proofreading and Editing. Editing Priorities. Editing Marks. Editing Checklists. Revise and Edit in the Daybook. Revise and Edit Your Voice. In the Writer's Workshop. Questions about Revising and Editing. Revising and Editing Activities. 10. FIT YOUR PROCESS TO YOUR TASK. How to Respond to a New Writing Task. Write to Describe. Write to Analyze. The Reflective Essay. Write to Inform. Write to Persuade. E-mail at Work. Questions about Fitting Your Process to Your Task. Activities to Fit Your Process to Your Task. 11. LEARNING FROM WRITERS. Student Case History: Writing to Describe, Sarah Hansen. Professional Case History: Writing to Analyze, Christopher Scanlan. Student Case History: Writing to Persuade, Emma Tobin. Student Case History: Writing to Inform, Tina Winslow. Student Case History: Writing to Analyze, Julie Schum. Case History of a Turning Point, Carmen Sarkissian. Case History of an Essay, Donald M. Murray. Questions on Writing a Case History. Case History Activities. Afterword. Index.

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