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First Edition   ©2012

Writing in Response

Matthew Parfitt (Boston University)

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-40393-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-312-40393-5
  • Paper Text , 512 pages

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A brief guide that takes reading seriously

Writing in Response is a flexible, brief rhetoric that offers a unique focus on the critical practices of experienced readers—analysis and reflection—the skills at the heart of academic writing. It helps students compose academic essays by showing how active reading and exploratory writing bring fresh ideas to light and how informal response is developed into polished, documented prose. Extensively class tested, Writing in Response emphasizes the key techniques common to reading, thinking, and writing throughout the humanities and social sciences by teaching students the value of a social, incremental, and recursive writing process. Read the preface.
"Writing in Response does more than any other book I have seen to provide students with step-by-step instruction in critical reading, writing, and thinking skills."
—Jeffrey Cain, Sacred  Heart  University