Interspersed into chapters full of sound practical advice and challenging assignments are reflections on Great Ideas from "Realism and Impressionism" to "Nominalism and Modern Science." Perfect for the college or even high school writing classroom—as well as a marvelous book for homeschoolers and others who would like to improve their own writing—The Writer’s Workshop is a fine practical guide, and Dr. Roper a friendly yet demanding teacher-mentor.
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“Roper shows that, for serious young writers, imitation can be the sincerest path to achievement.”
“A complete-in-one-volume workshop instruction guide that can assist anyone from a home-schooled student, to a novice novelist, to a beginning playwright, to an aspiring poet to write more effectively, fluently, engagingly, and successfully. Simply stated, [it] should be on the supplemental reading list of anyone wanting to successfully express themselves through the written word and should be considered a core acquisition for personal, professional, academic, and community library Writing Reference Studies collections.”
“Roper helps highly motivated students in high school and up learn to write the way that great writers of the past themselves learned: by imitating masters of the craft, including Cicero, Thomas Aquinas, James Joyce, and Ernest Hemingway. Part I lays the groundwork for crucial skills in any writing, such as description and definition, with examples from classic works. Part II runs students through a modified mini-trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric, three of the seven liberal arts that formed the basis of medieval university study). Students learn the voice of logical distinction and counterarguments from imitating Thomas Aquinas. They are then led to complex persuasive writing through Cicero’s Pro Archia. Chapters include assignments and reflections on Great Ideas.”
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