Synopses & Reviews
This book is mainly an attempt to be precise about the types of difficulties to be found in basic writing papers and beyond that, to demonstrate how the sources of those difficulties can be explained without recourse to such empty terms as 'handicapped' or 'disadvantaged.' This book is divided into sections of difficulty such as, handwriting and punctuation, syntax, common errors, spelling, vocabulary, and beyond the sentence.
"Still a groundbreaking work for composition studies. I want all new teachers in our program to have exposure to its approach to error."--John Hollowell, University of California at Irvine
"The definitive text in basic writing."--Louise Z. Smith, University of Massachusetts, Boston
"A classic--writing teachers are not educated if they haven't read it."--Nancy Shapiro, University of Maryland
Includes bibliographical references (p. 298-306) and index.