Along These Lines: A Course for Developing Writers

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 441 pages
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"Along These Lines is one of the most accessible and engaging rhetoric/reader/grammar texts available for developmental writing students. Each self-contained chapter is filled with numerous activities reinforcing the stages of the writing process: Thoughtlines, Outlines, Roughlines, and Final lines." "The Rhetoric Section includes lively exercises that have students create with groups, interview classmates, and react through peer review forms; more emphasis on learning by doing. Charts, checklists, examples, and exercises reinforce each teaching concept as soon as it is introduced; and a re-cap of the stages of writing - the outline, draft, and final version of a sample assignment - are all in one easy place for reference in each chapter." "The Reading Section features a separate and detailed chapter on reading critically and writing from reading, covering the steps of prereading; reading/rereading, annotating, and reacting in writing to an author's ideas; readings that appeal to the traditional and non-traditional student; selections focus on such topics as the workplace, getting an education, family relationships, and generation gaps; and "Topics for Writing" sparked by the content of the readings and designed to elicit thinking, not rote replication of a model." "The Grammar Section, called "The Bottom Line," incorporates grammar concepts taught step-by-step, as in "Two Steps to Check for Fragments"; Tear-out exercises that reinforce grammatical principles and eliminate pressure for instructors to prepare additional materials and sections that are easily adapted for individualized assignments and/or quick reference for both instructor and students."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The Process Approach
Focusing the Thoughtlines
Outlines for a Paragraph

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About the author (1997)

Biays of Broward Community College

Wershoven of Palm Beach Community College

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