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Express yourself : writing skills for high school
Wagner, Edith N., 1943-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : LearningExpress, [2002]

Physical Description:
xi, 148 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
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Central Library LB1631 .W23 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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Express Yourself: Writing Skills for High School is for those students who need just that little extra practice to fine-tune writing skills. This step-by-step guide shows students how to successfully self-evaluate their work and create a superior piece of writing. Sample essays, important note-taking skills, drafting, revising, and editing techniques are all modeled for high school students to follow and learn. When are armed with strong writing skills, students are well equipped to excel on class assignments, pass state assessment tests and exit exams, or write the college essay.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. iv
How to Use this Bookp. v
Section 1 Writing for Information and Understandingp. 1
Chapter 1 The Test Questionp. 3
Chapter 2 The Term Paper Assignmentp. 19
Chapter 3 Everyday Writingp. 27
Section 2 Writing to Persuadep. 33
Chapter 4 Thesis Statements and Effective Researchp. 35
Chapter 5 Writing for Persuasive Speakingp. 53
Chapter 6 Persuasion in Everyday Writingp. 63
Section 3 Writing to Narratep. 71
Chapter 7 Narratives for Personal Experiencep. 75
Chapter 8 Narratives for Academic Purposesp. 85
Chapter 9 Narratives in Everyday Lifep. 91
Section 4 Writing in Response to Literaturep. 97
Chapter 10 Writing About Poetryp. 99
Chapter 11 Writing About Prose (Fiction)p. 113
Chapter 12 Writing About Dramap. 127
Appendix A Tips for Peer Reviewp. 135
Appendix B Answers and Explanationsp. 141

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