by Gabriel Arquilevich
This guide fulfills the need for a friendly but demanding high school level compostion and essay writing book. The four sections cover the skills and creativity involved in expository wrtiting.
* The Big Picture begins with an emphasis on illustrative writing covering aspects like tone, audience, introductions, conclusions and paragraphing.
* Sentence Fluidity: learn to identify and correct awkward sentences, by practicing precision in word choice, transitions and quote incorporation.
* Sentence Combining: help students to economize their writing while employing a variety of sentence structures, ensuring more sophisticated and creative prose.
* Four Essays: The learning is put into application as students complete four essay: (1) taking a stand, (2) compare and contrast, (3) personal and (4) mock essays. Each section culminates with a sample student essay.
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