The Act of Writing : Canadian Essays for Composition
ISBN 10: 0075603659 / 0-07-560365-9
ISBN 13: 9780075603658
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Higher Education
Publication Date: 1998
About this title:
This anthology of Canadian essays is intended for introductory composition courses at the community college and university level. Varying in length and difficulty, the readings will provoke discussion in class and inspire ideas for writing assignments. A third of the selections are new to this edition with more women and multi-cultural authors being represented. In The Act of Writing, the emphasis is on the writing process through illustrating how to master the various rhetorical modes.
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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