Includes Strategies for Shaping the Writerʼs Analytical Voice!
This latest edition includes
- A new chapter on developing an analytical voice, a voice that asserts an interpretive
perspective beyond plot.
- An expanded discussion on Aristotle's topics for inventing arguments.
- A thorough examination of parallel structure, along with additional exercises.
- Two additional essays on poetry.
- Additional sample body paragraphs.
- Revised discussion of the paragraph’s focus on coherence, style and unity.
- Additional samples in the editing section
A text with one primary focus -‐-‐ teaching universal writing skills -‐-‐ Crafting
Expository Argument is replete with student-‐written composition models, annotated
to demonstrate specific writing techniques. Not only is it the best text of its
kind for clearly showing teachers how to weave the teaching of grammar into the
writing process, it also provides numerous examples of basic problems in writing
encountered by student-‐writers (weak transitions, details off-‐topic, organization
of evidence, wordiness, poorly-‐blended textual support, etc.) and demonstrates
in each case how to fix them.
- Provides student-‐written paragraphs and essays, with annotations, for your students
- Includes grading rubrics and evaluation forms
- Explains how to make
grading faster and easier
- Provides students with examples of how to fix common
writing problems: incorporating textual support, extending elaboration, organizing
evidence, maintaining coherence
- Written and published by teachers who know, from
experience, that the teaching of grammar can and should be woven into the teaching
of the writing process in a way that requires students to use a variety of grammatical
structures in their compositions -‐-‐ and it shows you clearly how this can be
- Contains writing assignments and activities for improving specific skill
areas in the writing process