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Writing for AllEllen Hernandez

Writing for All

(First Edition)
Ellen Hernandez

Paperback ISBN: 978-1-63487-741-1, 300 pages


Writing for All helps students build confidence through the use of a five-step writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and presenting their final work. This developmental text covers only what is needed for guided lessons and activities. The short chapters feature targeted writing exercises that can be completed in class.

The text begins by introducing the concepts of audience, purpose, and voice and discussing process writing. In the second unit students learn about developing, organizing, and revising essays. They also explore writing to inform, analyze, and argue or persuade. Unit three addresses editing. It focuses on work at the sentence level and errors in mechanics, as well as word usage. The final unit prepares students to present essays through timed, research, and portfolio writing.

Each distinct chapter features learning objectives, checklists to support self-correction, and review activities. Writing for All makes the writing process manageable by teaching students the specific skills they need to write successfully and providing opportunities for them to combine and implement these skills through approachable assignments. The book is ideal for developmental and pre-college level writing classes.

Teaching Resources
Adopting instructors will receive a sample syllabus and answer manual.

Ellen Hernandez, who earned her M.A.T. in secondary English education at the State University of New York, Binghamton, is a professor of academic skills English at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey. In addition to teaching, Professor Hernandez has developed on-line courses and served as the Learning Communities coordinator. In her long association with the publishing arm of McGraw-Hill, Professor Hernandez authored a text on developmental writing, co-authored a text on portfolio assessment, and served as a consultant for new developmental readings books. She has presented at the American Association of Colleges and Universities, the National Association of Developmental Educators, and the College Conference on Composition and Communication.