ERIC Number: ED441243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Choices: A Basic Writing Guide with Readings. Second Edition.
Mangelsdorf, Kate; Posey, Evelyn
Offering developmental students comprehensive, step-by-step instruction for writing expressive, informative, and persuasive essays, this book showcases the writing process and presents a wide variety of engaging assignments. It strengthens students' reading, thinking, and writing skills; validates their diverse and unique cultural experiences; and helps them use computers and the Internet for communication and learning. The book builds students' confidence by encouraging them to think of themselves as writers with important ideas to communicate. Chapters in the book are: (1) Composing Ourselves, Writing for Others; (2) The Writing Process; (3) Crafting Paragraphs; (4) Showing the Ways We Change; (5) Reporting Pastimes and Interests; (6) Analyzing Cultures; (7) Explaining Concepts; (8) Evaluating Your World; (9) Debating the Limits of Free Expression; (10) Identifying Issues, Proposing Solutions; (11) Keeping a Journal; (12) Conducting Primary, Library, and Internet Research; (13) Taking Timed Writing Tests; and (14) Assembling a Writing Portfolio. A handbook with exercises is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Basic Writing, Class Activities, Higher Education, Journal Writing, Persuasive Discourse, Portfolios (Background Materials), Research Skills, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes, Writing Skills, Writing Strategies
Bedford/St. Martin's, 75 Arlington St., Boston, MA 02116 ($32.95). Tel: 617-399-4000; Web site: http://www.bedfordstmartins.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
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