The Craft Composition Activities Advice Col

The Craft Composition Activities Advice Col : Activities and Advice for College Writers

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This rhetorically arranged book bridges the gap between an individual's everyday life and the writing process. Readers become more comfortable with writing and more confident with their ability to think critically. The book focuses on the idea that an individual knows much more about rhetorical modes then they are able to express. Narrative writing style, explanatory writing style, evaluative/interpretive writing style and argument/research writing style. For anyone who wants to improve their writing style using different rhetorical modes
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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 144.78 x 223.52 x 7.62mm | 181.44g
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 013080603X
  • 9780130806031

Table of contents


Narrative Essay Overview.
Studying the Narrative Essay.
“A Lesson on the Ice” by Mike Tearney. “Mirror, Mirror” by Genese Dominick.

The Narrative Essay in Everyday Life.
Finishing the Story. Writing Dialogue. “ Eavesdropping” on Dialogue. Sensory Description. Soap Opera. Starting Your Narrative Essay. Freewriting. Brainstorming. Clustering. Journaling. Topic Possibilities. Flashbacks. Narrative Essay Checklist. Revising the Narrative Essay.

Writing the Rough Draft.
Workshopping the NarrativeEssay. Narrative Peer Editing Checklist. Conferencing.


Explanatory Essay Overview.
Studying the Explanatory Essay.
“Treadmilling” by Julie Freeman.

The Explanatory Essay in Everyday Life.
Explanatory Activity.

Beginning the Explanatory Essay.
Finding a Thesis Statement. Narrowing Your Thesis. Strategies of Development. Strategies of Development: Which Ones Do I Use?

Using Sources in the Explanatory Essay.
Boolean Search Terms, or Boolean Operators. Boolean Operator Practice. Evaluating Sources.

Review Activity.
Drafting the Explanatory Essay.
Outlining. Incorporating Sources into the Explanatory Essay. MLA Documentation Style. Using Sources. Drafting. Writing the Introduction. Fitting It All Together: Transitions. Revising the Explanatory Essay. Explanatory Essay Peer Edit.


Evaluative/Interpretive Essay Overview.
Evaluating in Everyday Life.
Library Activity: Evaluative Essay.

Studying the Evaluative Essay (Restaurant Review).
“Panda Garden Buffet” by Gina Ryan.

Writing a Restaurant Review.
Evaluating a Restaurant. Restaurant/Movie Review Peer Edit.

Evaluative Essay: Movie Review.
The Interpretive Essay: Interpreting Literature.
Beginning the Interpretive Essay. Interpretive Thesis Statement. Writing the Interpretive Essay. Rough Draft Peer Edit, Interpretive Essay. Second Draft Peer Edit, Interpretive Essay. Student Example: The Interpretive Essay. “The Power of Love” by Shruthi Manjunath.


Argument/Research Essay Overview.
Rogerian Argument.
Beginning the Argument/Research Essay.
Choosing a Topic. Thesis Statement Workshop. Narrowing Thesis and Pros/Cons.

Searching the Library.
Internet Search Tips.

Writing Preliminary Outlines.
Workshop. Finishing Your Outline.

Researching Effectively.
MLA Style Basics. Beginning the Bibliography or Works Cited. Using Reputable Sources. Bibliography/Source Evaluation Workshop. Types of Evidence. Review Activity: MLA Style. Gathering Evidence and Inserting It.

Writing the Rough Draft.
Argument Essay Rough Draft Peer Checksheet.

Workshop Checksheets for Further Drafts.
Peer Review Checksheet 1. Peer Review Checksheet 2. Peer Review Checksheet 3.

Student Example: Argument Essay.
“Kevorkian's Conviction: Death of a Salesman” by Michael Badeaux.
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