ERIC Number: ED449503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
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The Craft of Composition: Activities and Advice for College Writers.
This book features rhetorically-arranged activities and assignments that connect students' everyday lives to the writing process. The individual and group assignments in the book appeal to different student learning styles and encourage an interactive approach to writing. The text is divided into four main parts: The Narrative Essay; The Explanatory Essay; The Evaluative/Interpretive Essay; and The Argument/Research Essay. It includes the following features: a variety of interactive, group, and individual exercises; peer review checksheets for each rhetorical mode to reinforce individual and peer editing; student essays that provide students with models of good writing; an online instructor's manual; MLA style, library and online research techniques; and computer-classroom versions of all activities in the book. A 59-item web site bibliography is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Editing, Essays, Higher Education, Writing Assignments, Writing Instruction, Writing Processes
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Learner
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