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Wordsmith A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays

ISBN: 9780321974150 | 0321974158
Edition: 6th
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Pearson
Pub. Date: 1/8/2015

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For courses in Developmental Writing.


Helping students to craft direct, clear, and engaging writing

Briefer and more readable than full-length texts, Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays , Sixth Edition is the antidote to dry, overwrought, and overly expansive writing guides. Wordsmith engages students, serves multiple skill levels, and teaches enduring writing techniques in a way that’s actionable, contemporary, hands-on, and fun.

Wordsmith: A Guide to Paragraphs and Short Essays , Sixth Edition is a powerful tool for students and teachers alike. With appealing, topical readings and expanded writing exercises, the updated text empowers instructors to meet students where they are and engage their collective interests. A three-part layout allows the freedom to mix and match the writing chapters, grammar chapters, and readings. Pam Arlov’s structured yet flexible approach to writing encourages clarity and creativity. Her direct, conversational, student-friendly approach is used throughout, with light-hearted chapter openings that promote a positive and playful approach to learning.


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