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On Demand Writing: Applying the Strategies of Impromptu Speaking to Impromptu Writing
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On Demand Writing is designed for teachers who are coaching their students for timed writing situations, such as those they face during the SAT1. ACT and AP exams. Drafting and revising eventually produces a polished essay. However, this traditional method does not work in on-demand situations. Here the skills debaters learn can help students approach the test confidently and increase their essay scores. "On Demand Writing" contains 31 lesson plans that show teachers how they can use spontaneous speaking strategies unique to impromptu and extemporaneous speech and debate to help prepare students for timed-essays.
Lynette Williamson is an English teacher and speech and debate coach at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California. She is currently the vice president of the California State Speech Association.
Idebate Press is IDEA's publishing arm. We publish books for middle and high school students, their teachers, and for the general reader on debate, debating styles, rhetoric, and critical thinking. We also publish edited collections of essays on current affairs. Unsolicited submissions are welcome, as is the work of first-time authors. We consider submissions year-round on a rolling basis.
If you are interested in publishing with Idebate Press, or editing a contributed volume, you may submit a proposal, sample chapters, or a full manuscript for consideration.
To submit material, please email Jackson Tucker. Include a cover letter and CV. Electronic submissions are preferred; however, you may also send to: IDEA, 105 E. 22nd Street, Suite 915, New York, NY 10010, USA. Average response time to submissions is two months.