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OP 09. Bridges: From Personal Writing to the Formal Essay

By James Moffett

Summary: Moffett discusses the transition from writing personal-experience themes to writing formal essays. As a framework for understanding this transition, he presents a schema that groups different writing types and shows their connections. As illustration, he includes examples of student writing from his anthology series Active Voices. March, 1989; 19 pages

OP 9. Bridges: From Personal Writing to the Formal Essay
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