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On Writing Well Overview & Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

William Zinsser
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 138 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.

Part I: Chapter 1 The Transaction Abstract

* Writing involves how much to give of one's self in a piece, rather than the factual content of the work.
* If you are not in your writing, nobody will enjoy it.
* Humanity gives nonfiction books life.

Part I: Chapter 2 Simplicity Abstract

* Gimmicks do not work.
* Clarity and solid use of...

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