Teaching writing as part of a building activity provides students with an easy to remember image that helps them understand and apply good writing construction. This building process helps them see how each writing block sets the foundation for the next block; as a result, their confidence in writing skills grows. The first foundational block is writing correct sentences, the second, writing effective paragraphs, and finally writing effective essays. Just as actual foundations require raw materials, so does each writing building block require specific elements. For example, in grammar, to build a correct sentence, you need nouns, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammatical elements. As the third book of the Building Better series, _Building Better Essays_ builds on studentsa knowledge of effective paragraph construction, covered in Building Better Paragraphs, to get them to the next step of putting paragraphs together successfully for coherent essays. Many writing books present content in too complex a manner without enough opportunities for practice or present so many topics that simply overwhelm the student. The Building Better series evolved to be flexible enough that they can also be used as a quick reference guide by all college students or writing instructors. Any student who needs help writing concise and clear essays can benefit from the pedagogy of Building Better Essays. Instructors looking for a rich focus on essay construction, simple and brief explanations that are easy to remember, and variety of practice exercises will find it in Building Better Essays. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.Reading, Journaling, and Discussing Sometimes, especially in advanced composition classes, a good way to start the writing process is to read a newspaper or magazine article, a short story, or an article on the Internet. As you read, takeanbsp;...
|Title||:||Building Better Essays|
|Publisher||:||Cengage Learning - 2012-01-01|