Starting Out or Starting Over: A Guide for Writing
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Janice's "dorm" is the two-family house she shares with her husband, parents, and three children.
Bill's idea of "homework" is his full-time carpentry business.
And the last time Joe was in a classroom, he was meeting with his daughter's high-school teacher.
These are the "new" students on college campuses: returning adults and younger students who have jobs, families, or both. Starting Out or Starting Over is the first basic writing text created specifically to suit their needs.
The text incorporates many features that mature students can relate to: interviews, journal entries, and sample student essays that speak specifically to "new" students; emphasis on writing complete and personally significant essays right from the start; acknowledgment of special concerns that adults who have not written papers in a while might have, such as writer's block and anxiety; and a unique presentation of grammar guidelines, instead of rules.
This book makes starting out or starting over not only less intimidating, but downright inviting.
HarperCollins College Publishing
Uehling, Karen S., "Starting Out or Starting Over: A Guide for Writing" (1993). Faculty Authored Books. 232.