The Common Sense by Rosemary Deen, Marie Ponsot. What to Write, How
The Common Sense

The Common Sense

What to Write, How to Write It, and Why

By Rosemary Deen, Marie Ponsot

The Common Sense is elemental and beautifully succinct. It focuses on the expository essay, which, despite its association with abominable teaching techniques and vapid results, is at its best the one form that reveals to students and teachers the power of writing. "It is not second-rate writing," Deen and Ponsot state, "nor is teaching it second-rate work."

This is a commonsensical text that puts its principles directly at the service of upper secondary and college students of all abilities. It perceives the composing class as an active community of writers, stresses the...

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The Common Sense is elemental and beautifully succinct. It focuses on the expository essay, which, despite its association with abominable teaching techniques and vapid results, is at its best the one form that reveals to students and teachers the power of writing. "It is not second-rate writing," Deen and Ponsot state, "nor is teaching it second-rate work."

This is a commonsensical text that puts its principles directly at the service of upper secondary and college students of all abilities. It perceives the composing class as an active community of writers, stresses the uses of listening and reading aloud, and lays out a core of work that can't be done wrong.

Contents

Contents:
I.
Elements of the Essay II. Two-Part Essay Shapes A. First Series: Interplay or Dialogue--Essays with a Double Voice or Point of View B. Second Series: Overview--Essays with a Single Voice or Point of View III. Writing About Literature IV. Sample Essays Appendix: Two Designs for a Writing Course