R. Conrad Act of Writing

ISBN 13: 9780075493020

Act of Writing

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9780075493020: Act of Writing

Approved for English, Grade 12, University and College Preparation.
Correlation available for English, The Writer's Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation.
This contemporary anthology of essays by top Canadian writers is used by teachers throughout the country. The lively selections raise major issues to discuss and write about. Of the fifty essays, a third are new to this edition, more than half are by women and a number give voice to Canada's multicultural community. The book focuses on the process of writing and mastering various rhetorical modes.
Engaging interest: developed to appeal to a variety of learners in your classroom
Readings are organized by rhetorical modes. students can start with easier modes such as "Narration", before progressing to "Cause and Effect", "Comparison and Contrast", and finally the more difficult, "Argumentation and Persuasion".
Suits the needs of a variety of students. The length and complexity of the essays vary greatly, so teachers can fit the book to their own students' needs.

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Conrad: The Act of Writing, 6th edition, new edition has a double focus: continuity and exploration. The best of what readers have liked so far is conserved; then new initiatives reach ahead toward renewal. Of the 50 selections in the book, you will find thirty per cent to be new. The newness of this edition lies in the selection of writers which we have assembled from all over Canada.

This text offers flexibility and encourages individualization. The combination of three to nine essays per chapter, with more identified in cross-references, yields ample choice and flexibility. Instructors can individualize their classes by choosing readings that best suit the needs and interests of their particular class. This book also offers a range of difficulty, from essays that are easily accessible to almost all students to others that are, frankly, challenging.

About the Author:

Ronald Conrad is a Professor Emeritus of English at Ryerson Polytechnic University. While at Ryerson he taught in many areas including Canadian literature, Victorian literature, composition, and creative writing. His focus on teaching effective writing skills has resulted in the publication of many well-received composition textbooks. Ronald Conrad has lived and travelled throughout the world, and speaks French and Spanish fluently. Now retired from teaching, he enjoys pursuing many activities including hiking, skiing, and wilderness canoeing.

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Published by Mcgraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd (1987)
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