Mosaics: Focusing on Sentences in Context
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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