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Inspired to Write

Inspired to Write

Inspired to Write uses powerful and provocative readings to inspire young adult students to write personal and academic essays.

45 thought-provoking readings taken from a variety of genres, including personal essays, stories, newspaper and magazine articles, and academic texts are written by authors from a broad spectrum of cultural backgrounds. The reading passage provide students with models of good writing, stimuli for discussion, and inspiration for their own writing. This book has three units divided into four thematic subsections. It features Toolboxes and Writer's Tip boxes that are woven throughout the text, each presenting essential writing skill strategies that students need to know to write both personal and academic essays. A strong emphasis on academic writing skills, such as citing sources helps students to avoid plagiarism.

Key features

  • Multiple opportunities for students to write in different modes: journal writing, freewriting, reading-response logs, and essays.
  • Revision sections in which students develop selected pieces of their writing and take them through a multi-draft writing process.
  • A collaborative approach to writing instruction that encourages students to share and discuss their writing.
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Jean Withrow, Gay Brookes, Martha Clark Cummings



English Type

American English

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