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Author:
Bruce Ballenger
ISBN13:
978-0205707645
ISBN:
0205707645
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Publisher:
Longman; 3 edition (January 13, 2010)
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Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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1892 kb
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Rating:
4.9
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Ballenger has a voice that is both informative and engaging for the reader.

Ballenger has a voice that is both informative and engaging for the reader. He uses relevant examples that the reader can relate to and understand. I highly recommend The Curious Writer.

Bruce Ballenger, a professor of English at Boise State University, teaches courses in composition, composition theory, the essay tradition, and creative nonfiction

Bruce Ballenger, a professor of English at Boise State University, teaches courses in composition, composition theory, the essay tradition, and creative nonfiction.

Bruce Ballenger, Boise State University. Also distinctive is The Curious Writer’s emphasis on inquiry as both a driving force behind the writing process and a method of discovery and learning. The book operates on the principle that writers who begin with questions, rather than answers, achieve better results in their work.

ISBN 13: 9780205319114.

Bruce Ballenger, Bruce P Ballenger. The Curious Writer is an assignment-oriented rhetoric-reader that stresses the connections between personal and academic writing. Offering a unique, entertaining, and personal author voice, The Curious Writer is sure to grab the reader's interest and motivates writing.

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The Curious Writer is an assignment-oriented rhetoric-reader that stresses the connections between personal and academic writing.Offering a unique, entertaining, and personal author voice, The Curious Writer is sure to grab the reader's interest and motivateswriting. Also distinctive is The Curious Writer’s emphasis on inquiry as both a driving force behind the writing process and a method of discovery and learning.
  • Currently am using this textbook in my English 102 class at Boise State University. It does have some useful information inside, but the organization and presentation of the material makes it almost impossible to clearly understand the material. For instance, he uses a lot of the same text, size, and colors for main headings and the subheadings. He could have varied the sizes and colors of these headings and indented material to help the reader with overall comprehension and understanding of the material. When he was explaining the writing processes of some of these genres, he varies topics and ideas, when he probably should have stuck with one main topic or research question to help the reader see how an idea becomes an essay, which can't be done when you constantly vary topics and ideas between steps of the process. Aside from atrocious organization, the information itself lacked in depth and clarity, and instead filled the pages with fluff that wasn't important in helping the reader understand the material. I have read many of these chapters over-and-over again, made notes, tried to inquire more, but the information still makes very little sense, and I've left this semester felling as though I've learned nothing at all, except that I wasted money on this useless textbook.

  • Great text! I taught from a previous edition at the University of Southern Miss as a grad student. Loved it then, love it now. I ordered this one to supplement the text that I was using at my current job. This gives you, the reader, the groundwork for how to begin academic writing. Ballenger has a voice that is both informative and engaging for the reader. He uses relevant examples that the reader can relate to and understand. I highly recommend The Curious Writer.

  • I love using amazons textbook rental but this book came in pretty rough shape. Luckily it’s just for an online class, but if I had to take that to class everyday I would be afraid the cover would fall off.

  • Strange, mysterious little textbook. Should confuse and intimidate most students (where it does not bore, of course). Evidently this is Mr. Ballenger's idea of innovative, non-traditional pedagogy. But you know, you buy what you're told to for class.

  • I've had very few "writing" textbooks in my time, especially at a college level, but I actually quite like this one. I like the approach the author takes to writing in general, and how he sometimes inserts his own experiences as a writer into the text. I havent had a chance to do very much with it so far, as i'm only about a month into my course, but I like the text and would recommend, which is saying a lot because I tend to hate textbooks as a rule. The writing is clear and understandable, and the examples that are chosen so far seem pretty applicable. No definable cons, but I don't absolutely love it, so only 4 stars.

  • Rented it for my ENG1O1 class. Really good book. We used it for a semester but the book actually has good advice on not just passing the class and teaching the lesson but how to improve your own writing, how to develop and come to new understandings! You have a lot of time for checking it out, and was due 2 weeks after classes ended. Fast shipping and hassle free. They even remind you it is due and how to return it.

  • I'm teaching a composition class of graduate level ESL students from a variety of disciplines. While some of the material in this book includes vocabulary that is probably too challenging, or topics too US-centric, for my particular class, I still find it excellent. The organization of the chapters builds writing skills in a logical way, and while my ESL students are mostly worried about picking the right prepositions and verb tenses, the exercises in this book challenge them to think about their composition decisions on every level. I have the impression they leave class without noticing they worked hard for 2 hours. They're happy. I'm happy. And their writing is getting better.

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