Ready to Write: A First Composition Text (Second Edition)
by Karen Lourie Blanchard
Edition: 2nd - 1994
Presenting paragraph development in clear, teachable steps, Ready to Write prepares high-beginning and low-intermediate students for the fundamental composition skills needed for successful academic work. Through a clear progression of learning tasks, Ready to Write provides these benefits: Presents important organizational principles of good academic writing such as "topic sentences, supporting details, ordering of details, identifying and eliminating irrelevancies, " and "transition words." Helps students apply these organizational principles to major rhetorical forms, among them "comparing and contrasting, describing, reporting, giving information, analyzing, " and "letter writing." Contextualizes writing in real-world tasks such as "letters, reports, exams, articles for newsletters, " and "advertising copy."