New Angle On Writing
*the* foundational 1-yr writing course of choice
Writing well is no easy task. It's not greasy, but it’s still messy. It relies on words and phrases that furtively arrive and depart, simultaneously as ideas gel and get precisely tweaked. It's about how those phrases can be woven into well-honed sentences. Rarely does the idea just drop on the page, pre-fab. Usually, it takes scraping and polishing, filling and texturing, just as how in an auto body repair shop a dented and damaged surface gets made sleek and smooth.
Teachers of English themselves cannot agree on best methods for teaching the basics. Letting a student write to express oneself without the student having been made aware of the Forms of the sentence is like trying to build a shelter without knowing the materials and design details. Compare the practice of acquiring the sentence Forms to that of learning how to do a jump shot. You usually don't get it right the first time, but will get better with practice. Practice puts the Forms into quick call-up mode, ready to spring into action.
Since the Forms are used across all subjects and disciplines, and in all newspapers and magazines, once they are noticed, reading becomes a much more rewarding experience.
The approach has been successfully used in classrooms in Guam, China, South Korea, and USA.
Teachers and students of writing: Ease the squeeze, and release the pressure valve. It's been mapped out clearly for you. New terms, new nicknames, new angles.
Check out the charts and subForms of the 11 essential Sentence Forms! The book is so clear that we feel once a student has studied the course, that person could in turn teach it.