Description Engaging Writing, a newly expanded two-level series, gives students the concepts and skills they need for success in academic writing. Engaging Writing provides clear, step-by-step instruction in the writing process, focusing first on paragraphs (Engaging Writing 1) and progressing to essays (Engaging Writing 2). Engaging Writing fully supports the needs of intermediate to advanced ESL learners.
Features of the new edition of Engaging Writing 2:
Introductory readings establish chapter themes and provide context for vocabulary exercises.
Case studies of student writing provide realistic models of the writing process.
Part I contains thematically-oriented, process-based writing instruction updated with fresh models and exercises. Chapter 1 reviews paragraph writing and Chapters 2-5 guide students in writing essays using various rhetorical models.
Part II highlights the issue of academic honesty and shows students how to quote, paraphrase, summarize, cite, and incorporate source material.
Appendices provide comprehensive grammar and mechanics review for reference and practice.
Together Engaging Writing 1 and 2 feature a solid pedagogical core, using clearly presented and logically sequenced rhetorical, grammatical, and lexical teaching points supported by high-interest activities.
Mary Fitzpatrick teaches composition at the College of Marin in California. She has also taught with the San Francisco Community College District and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. Her specialty is teaching writing to English Language Learners.