Steps to Writing Well

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 656 pages
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Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick's rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Eleventh Edition, is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick's precise instruction and the book's professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL, Eleventh Edition, sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the eleventh edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book's successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis.
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User Review  - Tom Judd - Goodreads

Was "forced" to read this for a writing class about fifteen years ago. Probably one of the best books on writing still. I recommend this book often. Read full review

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User Review  - David - Goodreads

This book is a wonderful teaching tool as it provides a simple look at the writing process along with loads of models for different levels of students to learn with. Every edition of this book has been an asset in the Writing I/II courses I've taught over the years. Read full review

Contents

Pruposes Modes and Strategies
193
Special Assignments
369
A Concise Handbook
541
Credits
607
Index
609
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About the author (2010)

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.

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