Get Ready to Write: A Beginning Writing Text
Good writing is a network of skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered. These books present paragraph development and composition skills in ... Show synopsis Good writing is a network of skills that can be taught, practiced, and mastered. These books present paragraph development and composition skills in clear, teachable steps. Each book offers students dependable strategies as well as opportunities to bring their own ideas and talent to the writing process. Important features of the series: -- Presents important organizational principles of good academic writing, including topic sentences, maintaining unity and coherence, making and supporting a point, providing clear transitions, and writing clear introductory and concluding paragraphs. -- Shows students how to apply these organizational principles to major rhetorical forms: classification, cause and effect, comparison and contrast, problem and solution, writing a summary, personal expression, and essays for college applications. -- Offers extensive practice in every step of the writing process, including prewriting, drafting, revision, and editing. -- Provides individual practice on additional topics in "On Your Own" sections. -- Offers effective error correction and editing practice in "You Be the Editor" sections. Introduces students to the fundamentals of effective writing. Students will progress from writing sentences to guided paragraphs, learn to apply organizational principles to the writing process, and, at the end of the course, assemble their personal pieces into an autobiography.