A Brief Handbook: Conventions and Expectations for Writing
A basic skills handbook for the developmental writing course, A Brief Handbook: Conventions and Expectations for Writing, presents grammar, usage, and essay characteristics as conventions that facilitate communication. The logic--and occasional illogic--behind the grammar and usage principles is presented, along with common departures from convention and the contexts within which the departures are acceptable. A Brief Handbook goes beyond the traditional handbook to explain the WHY behind the rules, and in that way it engages students and helps them commit to learning the ways of experienced writers. This handbook is particularly appealing to developmental students because of its supportive tone, accessible language, and clear explanations. Innovative apparatus helps students understand the role of writing conventions and conventions in general beyond the writing class. A generous number of activities give students abundant writing opportunities.
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