Fairview's Guide to Composition and Essay Writing

Fairview's Guide to Composition and Essay Writing

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ISBN: 9780964904217
Grades: 7-12

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Given a choice between writing a fictional story and an essay, I would much rather write a story. But in high school, learning to write essays and compositions is a necessity. The author of Fairview's Guide to Composition and Essay Writing believes that essays and compositions are creative papers, too, and that students should regard them as such, using illustrative and detailed sentences to improve appeal. The book opens with "The Big Picture." Here students are encouraged to start a reading journal and seek out different types and styles of essays from different writers, both modern and classical. Then the book introduces students to the "Golden Rules" of writing, providing them with short samples to revise using these rules. In the following lesson, students focus on style, tone and audience. Then comes an extremely helpful lesson where a lot of people choke: introductions and conclusions. The rest of the chapter works on paragraphs, brainstorming, and drafting. The next section is "Sentence Fluidity." Here students first identify and revise awkward sentences. Then they are shown the differences between writing and speaking, which helps to eliminate frequently used words or word patterns. Next they are helped to choose better words to be more descriptive and precise. They also learn the importance of quotes and how to use them. The third section is devoted to sentence combining, and the use of clauses and phrases that aid in combining sentences. The final section is "Essay Writing," which by now students are well prepared for. First they write a persuasive essay, taking a stand for something they feel strongly about. It takes them through the usual steps: finding a topic, developing it, gathering information, interviews, statistics, then actually writing the paper. The next assignment is a compare and contrast paper. Then comes a personal essay. Here students are aided by advice and warm-ups. The final essay is "The Mock Essay," which is an imitation essay of another writer. Each essay is further explained by a 3-5 page sample essay. Answers are included. When the time comes to write an essay, there is now no need to panic. - Melissa

Category Description for Expository Writing - Programs:

These materials include both writing instruction andassignments.




Category Description for EXPOSITORY WRITING:

These materials cover various types of informational writing, includingpersuasive writing, essays, outlines, and research papers.




Primary Subject
English/Writing
Grade Start
7
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780964904217
Binding
Paper Text
Pages
103
Language
English
Author
Gabriel Arquilevich
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Fairview Publishing
Weight
0.65 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.05"
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My child needed this book for a co-op English class.
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Lisa M on Aug 28, 2017
My child needed this book for a co-op English class.
Sheila L on Jun 11, 2019
Was in Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks and my daughter wanted it.
Scott R on Sep 7, 2018
Required for class
Lisa M on Aug 28, 2017
After reviewing Kathy Duffy's Homeschool Picks, my 8th Grade son and I chose this book for our homeschooling curriculum for our upcoming year.
Bethany C on Aug 27, 2017
Required for class
Darlene H on Aug 10, 2017
I needed a 9th grade composition book to use with Easy Grammar to complete the English credit.
Deborah C on Aug 10, 2017
Was in Cathy Duffy's 100 Top Picks and my daughter wanted it.
Scott R on Sep 7, 2018
After reviewing Kathy Duffy's Homeschool Picks, my 8th Grade son and I chose this book for our homeschooling curriculum for our upcoming year.
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