Mosaics: Focusing on Sentences in Context

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 359 pages
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Part of a three-level developmental writing series that is based on cutting-edge research in the field of basic writing. This book teaches the "processes and skills" common to all good academic writing by focusing on the important "purposes" for writing and by "integrating" reading, writing, revising, and editing throughout. It incorporates both professional and student models of writing as well as a multitude of exercises and activities designed to help readers/students apply the techniques and skills introduced to their "own" writing, and to analyze ideas and think critically. The rhetorically based instruction is repeated at more sophisticated levels in each of the three books.

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In her own words, this is how Kim Flachmann describes her academic life story and devotion to students and teaching: ""I am a St. Louis kid who moved west and fell in love with California. My passion is teaching writing and helping people understand its importance in our society today."" " "I earned my B.A. in English at Washington University in my hometown and then started teaching at Morton College in Chicago, where I began a Developmental Writing program in 1969. Three years later, I came to California State University, Bakersfield, where I currently direct the Writing Program. I enjoy teaching writing through my books and my classes."" " "I can't imagine any mission more important to the success of a society than literacy. Teaching people who to understand words they encounter and how to express their most cherished ideas can relieve their personal frustration, rejuvenate their self-esteem, provide them with skills they need to succeed, and ultimately raise the quality of all our lives. I feel truly privileged to be involved in such a life-changing passion.

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