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  • Textbook Binding
  • Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman; 2nd edition (2002)
  • ASIN: B0030J8GGI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,841,275 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By tvtv3 TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on April 1, 2009
Format: Hardcover
I used THE CALL TO WRITE as supplementary material for an upper-class high school writing class. The book is aimed at helping students learn "real world" writing: letters, memos, memoirs, public documents, profiles, reports, commentaries, proposals, reviews, etc. The book provides examples of the different types of writing being discussed along with lots of useful information about what makes a piece of writing in a particular "genre" good.

THE CALL TO WRITE is not intended to be a book that is read for fun. It's a writing textbook for "real life" writing. As far as writing textbooks like this go, there's not a whole lot that stands out to separate it from other writing textbooks other than the illustrations and the emphasis on revision. To break up some of the more monotonous parts of the book, the book includes a variety of pictures and illustrations, such as old-time photographs or the covers of unusual magazines and comics, that enliven the text.

When I was teaching writing, I had a difficult time getting across to students the importance of revision. Good writers revise their writing. Some have to write it out constantly, others do it through visuals, some are able to do it in their minds while talking aloud. However they do it, good writers revise constantly. THE CALL TO WRITE does a good job of emphasizing, in a way students should be able to comprehend, how important revising is.

The textbook is geared towards entry level writing classes, but can also be used as a supplement for upper-class high school writing classes.
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By Issitheus on September 20, 2010
Format: Paperback
I needed this book for a composition class, which required the fifth edition. I found this, the third edition, for five dollars, and bought it. I thought that if I couldn't use it, I could sell it to someone for more than what I paid. It turns out that very little has changed from the third to the fifth editions, and this is almost word-for-word what I need. I ended up spending five dollars on a book that cost everyone else 80 dollars.
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By Alan Clark on May 26, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was in great condition and it was exactly what I needed for my English 102 class thank you
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By Sarah Miller on January 4, 2013
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This book was ok. It wasn't the most intriguing thing to read but then again, I can't think of an English book that is. I had to purchase this for a class I was taking and it served it's purpose.
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By savygirl on February 14, 2011
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I am a college student and I am always looking to purchase my textbooks for less than bookstore prices. This book was brand new in condition and cost much less then used copies elsewhere. Great buy and fast shipping!
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