Put the Body on the Slab: The Anatomy of College Writing
Sooner or later, you're going to write a research paper, a report, an argument, or an analysis. The Anatomy of College Writing is a supplemental text for any student hoping to improve grades and become a stronger writer by addressing basic misunderstandings of academic writing. More
This is the "Anatomy" of college writing for two reasons. It dissects the elements of well crafted essays, examines essential parts, and demonstrates how each functions in relation to the whole. The analogy of the human body is used throughout the guide to show the significance of each element, from building the skeleton of the outline and thesis statement, to fleshing out the development, and finally imbuing the essay with the lifeblood of research. It's both a dissection of college writing and a guide to crafting a solid essay.
In addition to providing basic help for improving essential writing skills outside of English courses, we also envision the book as a supplement to those courses. Much of what is in the book comes directly from Haley's own lectures and classroom experiences as a writing instructor. Students will find helpful examples, anecdotes, and clearly defined instructions.