A Writer's Workshop: Crafting Sentences, Building Paragraphs by Bob Brannan

By Bob Brannan

This two-book developmental writing sequence engages utilizing with its environmental topic. A Writer’s Workshop: Crafting Sentences, development Paragraphs engages constructing writers with a hands-on, process-oriented, collaborative, and conscientious method of writing, treating scholars as writers and writing as a dynamic method. all through, this article deals sound connections among its classes and scholars’ latest wisdom. It additionally explores why we examine every one writing ability and technique, linking classes to destiny software within the school room and past.

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Copyright © 2010 The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved. This short freewrite suggests topics of fishing or work, but the writer might also develop the idea of wanting to be anywhere else but school! If you have a general idea of your topic, you may get better results from a focused freewrite like the following: SA M P L E FOCUSED FR E EWR ITE I m supposed to be telling about a story that means something to me that I remember well enough to tell about. I could talk abnout the float from hell last summer or about when I rolled the truck or something else .

Check your topic or thesis sentence to see if it still clearly guides your reader. ■ Review the overall organizational pattern. If you chose a spatial arrangement, for instance, make sure you have been consistent in ordering details. ■ Look closely at how your sentences and paragraphs flow together. If transitions or other connectors are needed, use them. ■ Check your ending. Does it link to the main point of your paper and leave the reader with something to reflect on? 3. Style: Word choice and arrangement can make writing easy or difficult to follow.

Just having someone else listen can help clarify a fuzzy idea or give you a new direction. 5. Read the models and review the skills sections in this text. They will show you how others have overcome common writing difficulties. 6. Try some throw-away writing. Allow yourself to write awkward, incomplete, messy sentences. Move ahead with these sentences knowing that you will throw most or all of them away. The point here is just to get you writing again. 7. Take a break. Sometimes a 10-minute trip to the kitchen is just what you need; at other times it may take a day or two, thinking about the paper only occasionally.

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