Teaching Notes: Introduction to Patterns of Development

For Freshman English A (first semester first-year writing) Corresponds to Chapters 4-12 of The Student Writer   Patterns of Development = how to develop paragraphs, correlates closely to genres Book addresses, by chapter, the following patterns or genres: Description Narration Exemplification (“showing by example”) Process Analysis (either to provide step-by-step instructions or simply to explain […]

Why Do I Write?

Author’s note: I’m a member of an online community called Becoming Writer. This week’s cafe question asked participants to answer “Why do you write?” I sat down to type up a reply and opened a can of worms. Might as well share it here. I have a love-hate reaction to this question. Any time someone […]