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A Brock Dethier “Love this book! Our students seek information by dipping directly into what they need when they need it . . . This succinct, very easily accessible approach will really appeal to them.” —Lauren Ingraham, University of Tennessee–Chattanooga In this classroom-tested approach to writing, Brock Dethier teaches readers how to analyze and write twenty-one genres that students are likelytoencounterincollegeandbeyond.Thispractical,student-friendly, and task-oriented text confidently guides writers through step-by-step processes, reducing the anxiety commonly associated with writing tasks. In the first section, Dethier efficiently presents each genre, providing models; a description of the genres’ purpose, context, and discourse; and suggestions for writing activities or “moves” that writers can use to get words on the page and accomplish their writing tasks. The second section explains these moves, over two hundred of them, in chapters ranging from “Solve Your Process Problems” and “Discover” to “Revise” and “Present.” Applicable to any writing task or genre, these moves help students overcome writing blocks and develop a piece of writing from the first glimmers of an idea to its presentation. This useful, flexible, eclectic, and brief guide to managing the complexities and challenges of writing in college will be a valuable resource for students learning to negotiate unfamiliar writing situations. Language Arts and Disciplines 21 genres and How to Write Them Cover illustration © Marina Koven / Shutterstock 21 Genres and How to Write Them Dethier 911-1_21GenresCVR.indd 1 4/10/13 10:34 AM ...



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  • English language -- Composition and exercises -- Study and teaching.
  • Literary form -- Study and teaching.
  • Language arts.
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