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express yourself - writing skills for high school

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Express
Yourself
WRITING SKILLS
FOR HIGH SCHOOL
Edith N. Wagner
NEW YORK
Copyright \u00a9 2002 LearningExpress, LLC.
All rights reserved under International and Pan-American Copyright Conventions.
Published in the United States by LearningExpress, LLC, New York.
Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data:
Wagner, Edith N.
Express yourself : writing skills for high school / by Edith Wagner.
p. cm.
ISBN 1-57685-403-5 (alk. paper)
1. Language arts (Secondary) 2. English language\u2014Composition and exercises.
I. Title.
LB1631 .W23 2002
808'.042'0712\u2014dc21
2001050445
Printed in the United States of America
9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
First Edition
ISBN 1-57685-403-5

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Contents
Introduction
iv
How to Use this Book
v
Section 1: Writing for Information and Understanding
1
Chapter One: The Test Question
3
Chapter Two: The Term Paper Assignment
19
Chapter Three: Everyday Writing
27
Section 2: Writing to Persuade
33
Chapter Four: Thesis Statements and Effective Research
35
Chapter Five: Writing for Persuasive Speaking
53
Chapter Six: Persuasion in Everyday Writing
63
Section 3: Writing to Narrate
71
Chapter Seven: Narratives for Personal Experience
75
Chapter Eight: Narratives for Academic Purposes
85
Chapter Nine: Narratives in Everyday Life
91
Section 4: Writing in Response to Literature
97
Chapter Ten: Writing About Poetry
99
Chapter Eleven: Writing About Prose (Fiction)
113
Chapter Twelve: Writing About Drama
127
Appendix A: Tips for Peer Review
135
Appendix B: Answers and Explanations
141

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