Everything in Progressions, 4e is geared toward helping basic writers become more confident and competent. To that end, the book has two primary thrusts: it explains and illustrates the conventions of effective writing, and it presents a range of procedures readers can follow as they work through the writing process. In short, readers learn both the characteristics of effective writing and strategies to produce such writing. Abundant support is provided: explanations are clear, concise, and friendly; illustrations come from sample writing; exercises appear frequently and are of many different kinds to suit all learners; pre-and post-tests help assess needs and progress; all writing assignments are accompanied by procedures for generating ideas and checklists for revision support; useful strategies are given for editing support; marginalia and lists provide reading support. Those who want to improve their writing.
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ONE THE WRITING PROCESS
TIPS FOR IDENTIFYING AUDIENCE AND PURPOSE page 134
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