Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Them

Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Them

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In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likely to encounter in college and beyond. This practical, student-friendly, task-oriented text confidently guides writers through step-by-step processes, reducing the anxiety commonly associated with writing tasks. In the first section, Dethier efficiently presents each genre, providing models, a description of the genresa€™ purpose, context, and discourse; and suggestions for writing activities or a€œmovesa€ that writers can use to get words on the page and accomplish their writing tasks. The second section explains these moves, over two hundred of them, in chapters ranging from a€œSolve Your Process Problemsa€ and a€œDiscovera€ to a€œRevisea€ and a€œPresent.a€ Applicable to any writing task or genre, these moves help students overcome writing blocks and develop a piece of writing from the first glimmers of an idea to its presentation. This approach to managing the complexity and challenge of writing in college strives to be useful, flexible, eclectic, and briefa€”a valuable resource for students learning to negotiate unfamiliar writing situations.... many more may lieahead of youa€”applications forgraduate or professional schools, for scholarships, for study abroad, for transfers, perhaps even for jobs. Application essays are a study in following directions, in being honest but also appealing to an audience, andin answering a ... Most often, youa#39;ll be given a prompt, something like a€œWrite about a decision that changed your lifea€ ora€œWhat can you contribute to ... Thata#39;s probably a good length toshoot for if youa#39;re not givena length limit.

Title:Twenty-One Genres and How to Write Them
Author: Brock Dethier
Publisher:"O'Reilly Media, Inc." - 2013-09-23

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