|About the Book|
The Flexible Writer is designed for those who believe that writing is a process and that frequent writing and revision is essential to improve ones skills. Throughout, the book encourages readers to be flexible in their writing as purposes and audiences change. The book is also designed to be flexible enough to encourage writers of different ages and cultural backgrounds to write with confidence. Divided into four parts, with chapters that can be followed in sequence, or used as needed, in part or whole, the fourth edition emphasizes a focused approach to writing with increased attention to computer-based writing and research and documentation. Part I focuses on the writer and provides strategies for confidence-building and getting started. Part II offers a dynamic writing process model with separate chapters devoted to identifying purpose and audience, collecting and drafting, focusing, organizing, consulting, and revising. Part III presents six chapters which offer writing strategies for both personal and academic purposes. Part IV is designed to help writers better understand sentence-level choices and to show that grammar and punctuation can vary in different kinds of discourse. For those seeking to develop their writing skills at the essay level.