Thinking Originally and Writing Well: A Practical Guide to Composition from the Frontlines (Paperback)

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Sideris has taken note of composition guides available to freshman writers, and he has not liked what he has seen. Most composition guides are either stale or patronizing; all but a few either put students to sleep or take an overbearing maternal tone. Knowing freshman writers deserve much better than formulaic how-to guides or emotion-stroking affirmations of hidden talent, Sideris set about reinvigorating the genre with a book different from other composition guides. Thinking Originally and Writing Well: A Practical Guide to Composition from the Frontlines is a practical textbook you will actually enjoy reading. Most of it is narrative, and the many examples it offers are of the kind students can relate to easily. Sideris writes about composition with wit, and from the perspective of one who has graded several thousand papers. He describes the missions to think originally and write well for what they are: intense battles for the freshman writers' academic lives.

About the Author


Sideris teaches composition at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. He directs Edinboro's Writing Center as well. Sideris' first publication was From Grill to Dome: A Dictionary of African American Slang Words and Phrases (2005).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781439244104
ISBN-10: 1439244103
Publisher: Booksurge Publishing
Publication Date: June 22nd, 2009
Pages: 164
Language: English