WRITING WITH A THESIS is based on the persuasive principle-the development and support of a thesis in order to persuade a reader, which is exactly the skill the beginning writer in freshman composition needs to develop. The book's 52 professional and 10 student essays are almost all short and easy to read so that class time can be devoted not to what the readings mean, but to what they mean for the student's writing.
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Sarah Skwire attended Wesleyan University, where she received a BA (with honors) in English and was a member of the coed literary fraternity Alpha Delta Phi. She later received both her MA and PhD in English Literature from the University of Chicago. In addition to coauthoring WRITING WITH A THESIS (with her father, David Skwire), she has published a variety of creative work as well as articles on subjects such as chronically ill seventeenth-century women poets, medicine in "All's Well That Ends Well," the "German Princess" scandal of the seventeenth century, and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." Before coming to Liberty Fund, Sarah taught at the College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and at The Ohio State University. Her current research is on the subject of money and early modern poetry.
David Skwire taught for 25 years at Cuyahoga Community College and has degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University. In addition to being the author or coauthor of all editions of WRITING WITH A THESIS, he also has coauthored STUDENTS BOOK OF COLLEGE ENGLISH (Longman), now in its tenth edition.
"This is an excellent first-year composition text that is organized clearly and solidly introduces students to the process of writing, establishing a firm foundation from which to proceed as student writers."
"It is a concise, entertaining, well focused text for freshman composition, with readings that are appropriate in length for beginning writers."
"I would say that it is beautifully clear, and simple enough to use in a developmental writing course. I like the book for developmental classes because, unlike many other developmental texts, it looks like a college-level textbook, rather than like an elementary-school level workbook."
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