Bridges to Better Writing by Luis Nazario, Deborah Borchers, William Lewis

By Luis Nazario, Deborah Borchers, William Lewis

The marketplace is essay-level developmental writing, also known as the "bridge" path (to freshman composition). on the developmental point, the bridge path (and texts for it) apes freshman composition yet contains extra simple grammar evaluation than the common comp direction. The path might or won't contain a study paper, yet focuses still on writing essays. scholars are positioned during this path firstly in the event that they rating too low on standardized or neighborhood writing placement checks or in the event that they move into the path after having effectively accomplished lower-level developmental writing classes. among ninety and ninety five percentage of the marketplace for the bridge direction is in neighborhood faculties and/or profession ed colleges. this can be a growing to be marketplace. increasingly more, four-year colleges that do not are looking to publicly provide a bridge direction will use a ebook comparable to BRIDGES to raised WRITING simply because incoming scholars should not prepared for the standard freshman comp direction.

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L. S. history test? Do you avoid the task as long as possible? And then, when you do sit down to write, do you find your- self blanking out or rambling on just to get something on the empty page? How should you approach a writing assignment in a confident and systematic way? How can you develop a method for writing that works for a variety of situations, assignments, and readers? We hope that this text, your writing class, and your writing instructor provide you with an approach and system that works for you and that applies to all three major writing occasions: college, profesTetra Images/Jupiter Images Whether it’s our creativity, our ability to use words, our ideas, our style, our ability to spot errors, or our motivation, each of us brings a special skill when we write.

Problem 1. I can’t meet the deadline for this assignment. ________________________________________ 2. I have no clue as to what I’m going to write about. ________________________________________ 3. I’ll work on my essay the night before. I always work best under pressure. ________________________________________ 4. I can never find my errors until somebody points them out. By then, who cares? ________________________________________ 5. It’s not fair that I received such a low grade. I worked on this essay for over 12 hours.

Writing Your Descriptive Paragraph ■ Prewriting 29 After you have generated your list of topics, review the list and pick one item that you might like to write about. Now you’re ready for the next listing; this time, create a topicspecific list in which you write down as many ideas as you can about the one topic you have selected. This list will help you look for a focus for your descriptive paragraph. Don’t stop to analyze any of the ideas. Your goal is to free your mind, so don’t worry if you feel you’re rambling.

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