Writers writing

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Boynton/Cook Publishers, 1982 - Education - 179 pages
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This is a writing text based on how real writers write, treating writing and revising as essentially the same thing. The book focuses on the choices writers make as they find and shape their meanings from an initial idea in their journals or freewriting, through drafting and receiving responses from peers and teachers, to the final publishable form.Writers Writing shows all drafts (from journal entries to finished published pieces) that students and professionals have written; includes a chapter on journals that shows not only how writers have used their initial tentative observations and perceptions in their work but also how they have used their journals to chart their writing processes; demonstrates how students can become better readers of their own texts; shows how peer writing groups can help a writer generate ideas and revise a text; shows students how to use teacher' comments in revising their texts; illustrates the choices that writers make in re-envisioning their work; gives strategies for getting started and trying out different ways of saying something.

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Introduction Not the Usual Hogwash
The Way You Write
The WritingandRevising Process

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About the author (1982)

Lil Brannon is the author or coauthor of several Heinemann and Boynton/Cook titles, including Composing Public Space (2010) Thinking Out Loud on Paper (2008), Critical Teaching and the Idea of Literacy (1993), Rhetorical Traditions and the Teaching of Writing (1984), and Writers Writing (1982). She has also published essays in CCC, College English, Journal of Basic Writing, and Freshman English News, among others. Lil is Professor of English and Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at UNC Charlotte, where she directs the UNC Charlotte Writing Project. She has taught middle and high school English and courses in composition at UNC Charlotte.

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