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OP 14. Shirley and the Battle of Agincourt: Why It Is So Hard for Students to Write Persuasive Resea

By Margaret Kantz

Summary: Using a fictional college sophomore called Shirley and her essay on the Battle of Agincourt, Kantz connects recent research on expository writing with a discussion of common student problems in writing a term paper. Kantz describes rhetorical strategies students can learn that will make their essays more interesting. November, 1989; 25 pages.

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