Writing about Literature
Appropriate for any college course or advanced placement course that emphasizes writing about literature. Writing about Literature serves as a hands ... Show synopsis Appropriate for any college course or advanced placement course that emphasizes writing about literature. Writing about Literature serves as a hands-on guide for writing about literature, thus reinforcing the integration of literature and composition. Reading literature encourages students to think and using literary topics gives instructors an effective way to combine writing and literary study. Story: When Ed Roberts first wrote Writing about Literature many years ago, he was responding to a direct need in his classroom. He realized that there was a direct connection between the way he prepared his assignments and the quality of student work he received. The more he described to his students what he wanted, and the longer he explained things, the better the final essays turned out to be. That's when he started to write and hand out directions, thus saving valuable classroom time. He tried and tested each assignment in a number of separate classes, and he has made innumerable changes and improvements based on both student questions and student writing. To this day, each new edition is revised and tweaked based on professors' and students' needs.