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On Demand Writing for Students
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Writing essays in a timed situation demands an alternative approach to the traditional multi-draft writing process. This series of lessons coaches students on how to:
- Prepare in advance of a timed essay
- Anticipate the types of prompts featured on a variety of standardized tests
- Construct roadmaps during exams to keep essays focused
- Develop concise, meaningful introductions, body paragraphs, and conclusions.
Included are exercises aimed at fine tuning word choice, sentence structure, and punctuation prowess in order to reach the top of scoring rubrics. Student writing samples offer examples of effective and ineffective writing and illustrate the importance of striving toward “sniper fire rather than buckshot” in on demand writing situations.
Lynette Williamson is an English teacher and speech and debate coach at Analy High School in California. A reader for the AP Language and Composition exam, her other publications include: On Demand Writing and Speaking Across the Curriculum.
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.