Discoveries: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Paragraphs and Essays

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Bedford/St. Martin's, Oct 7, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 752 pages
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A process-driven basic rhetoric with handbook, Discoveries gives students the guidance, practice, and confidence they need to write successful paragraphs and essays. The authors' steady step-by-step approach provides a firm footing for basic writers, presenting the writing process for each assignment as clearly sequenced skills that students can master incrementally.

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KATE MANGELSDORF is professor of English and director of rhetoric and developmental English at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she has also been director of composition and associate dean of University College. She was formerly coordinator of ESL writing at the University of Arizona and she has also taught at Yavapai Community College. Mangelsdorf has published articles in the Journal of Second Language Writing, English Language Teaching Journal, and Teaching English in the Two Year College, and she has contributed chapters to a number of books, including Two-Year College English: Essays for a New Century, A Sense of Audience in Written Communication, and Writing in Multicultural Settings.

EVELYN POSEY is the Dorrance D. Roderick Endowed Professor and chair of the department of English at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has served as an associate vice president for instructional design and technology integration, associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, director of English education in the department of English, and director of the West Texas Writing Project (a site of the National Writing Project). She has also taught at El Paso Community College. Posey has published articles in Computers and Composition, the Journal of Business and Technical Communication, the Journal of Developmental Education, Teaching English in the Two-Year College, and the Writing Center Journal.

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