The new, revised edition of Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice offers students an expository composition textbook that prepares them for
rich, deep, and insightful college writing while encouraging
them to develop and celebrate their own unique voice.
With over fifty years of combined teaching experience between
them, authors Tony Romano and Gary Anderson know high
school students. This textbook is written for students to help
them become wise, efficient, and engaging writers.
NEW for the revised edition! Online support with technology that speaks to today's students
Discovering Your Voice Online Companion
Interactive site features additional writing models, journal topics, writing activities and tips, videos, and community forums.
Internet Resource Center
The Resource Center provides additional support materials and links to the Discovering Your Voice Online Companion.
Special features and meaningful activities help students discover their voice
Professional and Student Models
- Published authors such as Eudora Welty, Anna Quindlen, Ernest Hemingway, and Dave
Chappelle, as well as real high school students writing across the country, exemplify the categories of writing taught in each chapter.
- Each professional and student model includes discussion questions about content, style, and writing techniques.
- Ideas for free-writing or journaling relate to the content of each chapter.
- Thought-provoking topics may lead to essay topics or serve as prewriting for other essays.
Writers on Writing
- Published writers inspire student writers with honest, practical quotes about language and writing techniques.
- The textbook gives students abundant suggestions for keeping track of ideas, coming up with topics, finding time to write, and making meaningful revisions.
- Exercises allow students to practice the writing techniques learned in each chapter.
- Practice opportunities can be done individually, in small groups, or as a class.
- Chapters include guidance on prewriting, possible writing topics, and questions for revision and peer review.
End-of-text reference material includes:
- Grammar handbook
- Graphic organizers
- Writing for the SAT and ACT
- Documentation of sources
- Additional discussion questions for model essays
- Advice to teachers
- Activities (1-4 per chapter)
- Guidelines, standards, or rubrics for grading essays
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http://www.emcschool.net/expcompDYV Interactive site features additional writing models, journal topics, writing activities and tips, videos, and community forums.