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Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition is praised by thousands of instructors and students for its simplicity and accessibility. It provides readers with carefully organized selections that not only promote thought but also inspire students to improve their writing skills. The book talks about various rhetorical patterns, language, tone, and...
Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition is praised by thousands of instructors and students for its simplicity and accessibility. It provides readers with carefully organized selections that not only promote thought but also inspire students to improve their writing skills. The book talks about various rhetorical patterns, language, tone, and other elements that can be used in composing effective essays. The latest edition offers a more extensive coverage of academic writing, in addition to the newest strategies in research writing. A brand new section on reflective essays was also included. Authors Alfred Rosa and Paul Eschholz are professors at the University of Vermont; they have been partners in directive writing programs and workshops. Among their most notable collaborations include Subjects/Strategies, Language, Awareness, and Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for College Writers. Models for Writers: Short Essays for Composition (ISBN 9780312531133) offers a step-by-step guide through the writing process, from pre-writing to writing the first draft, revising, editing, and proofreading. There is an entire section on how to write an expository essay. Sample narratives as well as response and analytical essays have also been incorporated with the text to gives students benchmarks. Towards the middle of the book, Rosa and Eschholz present the different elements and types of essays. Examples of illustrative, descriptive, narrative, analytic, definitive, division and classification, cause and effect, argumentative and comparative essays are also provided. Further instructions on writing a research paper is presented at the appendix section, along with topics like using print and online sources, taking notes, documenting sources, and developing a working bibliography.
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