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The Writer's Workshop: Imitating Your Way to Better Writing

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The Writer’s Workshop takes an approach to teaching writing that is new only because it is so old. Today, rhetoric and composition typically proceed by ignoring what was done for 2,500 years in Western education. Gregory Roper, on the other hand, helps students learn to write in the way the great writers of the past themselves learned: by carefully imitating masters of the ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 15th 2007 by Intercollegiate Studies Institute
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Brian Kelley
Jun 06, 2011 Brian Kelley rated it really liked it
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An appealing aspect of Gregory Roper's The Writer's Workshop: Imitating Your Way to Better Writing is that it is accessible to educators of all levels. On the surface, a teacher of middle grades might balk at the fact that he uses writing by Dickens, Hemingway, Joyce, Cicero, Pope Gregory VII, and Henry IV to illustrate his points.

True, I can't guarantee that my 8th graders would read Pope Gregory VII and comprehend much at all--however, I can report that they understood the passages by Dickens
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Marlene  Schuler
Dec 22, 2015 Marlene Schuler rated it it was amazing
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What a fantastic book... If you ever want to make your writing more solid, buy this book in a heartbeat. Learning by imitation... who wudda thunk?
Kelli Christenberry
Jun 01, 2013 Kelli Christenberry rated it it was ok
I like the premise, but it is too creative writing project focused for me to use with my high schoolers in home education. They do most creative writing on their own. But I did pull portions for a few lessons. We basically use the same method by 'writing in the style of---' from who we are reading already. This seems better suited for a college creative writing class IMHO.
Amy Layton
Jun 22, 2016 Amy Layton rated it really liked it
A very interesting workbook; it's perfect for exploring different writing styles and great for defeating writer's block!
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