New York : International Debate Education Association, c2009.
262 p. ; 28 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 260-262).
Planned not canned
Real writers use roadmaps
Thinking inductively, writing deductively
Understanding prompts from the inside out
Fleshing out the essay
Coaching the timed essay
Reaching the top of the rubric
Practice that can make you nearly perfect.
Designed for English teachers coaching their students for on-demand writing situations, such as those they face during the SAT Reasoning Tests in the US. Contains 24 lesson plans that use spontaneous speaking strategies unique to impromptu and extemporaneous speech and debate to prepare for timed-essays. Chapters explain how to prepare in advance for any topic; outline a topic quickly; transform inductive thinking into deductive writing; develop introductions, paragraphs, and conclusions; and improve syntax. Each lesson includes an introduction, explaining what and how the exercise will improve student performance, clear steps for presenting the material, and student handouts, where applicable, designed to lead students. (source: Nielsen Book Data)