As a GenXer in the 1980s, I grew up as a latch-key kid. TV, movies, and video games vied for my siblings and my attention as we ate junk food. Yet, I became a reader at an early age, majored in English post-high school, and became a teacher and writer. Something about my childhood encouraged me to become a life-long reader. What was it?
SCAFFOLDS: A CHILDHOOD MEMOIR OF BOOKS is about the meaningful books I read when I was a kid and teenager. But the key to creating a life-long reader isn
I’m on sabbatical from my teaching duties in order to write a book. I intended to write just one book. I ended up writing two. This is one of them.
STRUCTURES: THE RELUCTANT WRITER’S GUIDE TO COLLEGE ESSAYS is a freshman composition handbook for those who dislike writing essays. Filled with straightforward information, easy-to-follow outlines, and essay examples, STRUCTURES demystifies essay writing and gives the reluctant writer support and confidence in a life skill that isn’t always pleasant but is always necessary.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1: Invention & Prewriting
4: Revision & Editing
5: Different Answers = Different Essays
6: Narration, with Description
8: Division, with Exemplification
9: Comparison and/or Contrast
10: Classification, with Exemplification
11: Cause and Effect
13: Researching and Documenting Sources
14: Argumentation Essays
15: Mixed-Mode Essay
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