"Continued study and application to achieve writing skills needed for college; student will write unified, coherent paragraphs and essays in acceptable, standard form; will also produce a research essay."Writing First: Practice in Context by Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell, 4th edition (2009), is supposed to help students master basic writing skills. With my guidance, of course. The class starts at the end of August, but my planning and studying starts now -- with the instructor's annotated edition of this book. Guess what I'll be reading tonight.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Writing First ~ an annotated textbook
Here's the newest book at my house. (Well, to be honest, it hasn't arrived yet because I'm posting this using the college's wi-fi.) I usually teach Religions of the World, but agreed to teach two sections of Developmental Writing at Chattanooga State this fall. I have an undergraduate degree in English and have taught remedial writing before, so I now have a 16-page syllabus and a 711-page textbook. The catalog course description says: