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The Writer's Way

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This dynamic, process-centered paperback combines a rhetoric with readings. Based on a whole language approach, The Writer's Way recognizes that people learn best by reflecting on what they do--and that writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, motivated by strong examples, and reinforced by immediate personal rewards. Offering frank advice in a supp...more
Published March 11th 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) (first published December 14th 1995)
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I've read and worked some of the Artist's Way so when I found this book, I had to have it and am I glad I picked it up! The Prologue is priceless and could be an entire book if he expanded it. He talks about how to be a good student and how one re-learns. After that, he launches into the writing process. The writing exercises are great! And since he believes that learning only occurs with reflection and application, he makes sure there is plenty of both happening in each chapter. Makes me wish I...more
Adelaide Metzger
This has to be THE best English textbook I've ever encountered. I actually had Steve Metzger, the teacher who wrote it, and let me tell you, he knows how to teach. I have been attending a community college for two years, being taught the mechanics and rules of 5-paragraph essays, formats, and what an essay is SUPPOSED to be like. But this book, and Steve, took all that information and flipped it upside-down. It includes really good examples of students who took Steve's class, and methods of defe...more
In my first year of teaching college writing, I used this as one of my texts. I loved it back then. Now (2011) I like it. It's a good starting point--both for writers and teachers of writing.
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