Writing Insights: What High School and College Graduates Deserve to Know about Writing
Hundreds of thousands of English teachers deserve to have and use a supplemental writing text like Writing Insights to teach millions of students what they deserve to know about writing. This book is not a writing handbook, not a writing guide book, not a grammar text, not a reader. It really is a writing textbook. It uses a completely new approach to the task of teaching students what they need to know to write with the same confidence that professional writers have. Professional writers somehow---in journalism school or in a one-on-one writing experience with editors or other professional writers---acquire an unerring sense of the structue of every sentence they write---the subordination and parallelism that writers must understand to punctuate and write acceptably. Students need this same "sentence sense" to write with confidence. Writing Insight has explanations and exercises that enable students to acquire this "sentence sense" that they deserve to have. Students who learn what this book teaches about writing will experience a very helpful "behavior modification" insofar as writing is concerned. They will observe the structure of every sentence they write and read---the subordination and parallelism---and will be able to write more skillfully and confidently. Writing Insights also deals extensively with content---theses, development, and the defense of theses. Also covered are usage problems---such as faulty agreements, run-on sentences, distortions, grammatical errors, etc. There are also units on book review and research paper writings.
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