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Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects

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  • Title: Rhetorical Grammar: Grammatical Choices, Rhetorical Effects
  • Author: Martha J. Kolln
  • ISBN: 9780321397232
  • Page: 463
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. One needn't go far into this entry to discover I am not a grammatical wizard. It shames me to confess that I am one of those people who, as a young student, escaped from school without having really learned grammar; and that when I compose I proceed as if I were blind: dependent on my clumsier faculties, stumbling from word to word, sentence to sentence, with no real guide to make my way. A book that offers grammatical instruction, therefore, is one whose lessons I am in desperate need. And it i [...]

    2. New version of a classic and a must-have on the shelf of any literacy teacher! I never had class with Martha at PSU, but her reputation was legendary, and this books demonstrates the depth of her knowledge and skill at applying grammatical concepts as writer’s choices.

    3. I'm torn between a 3.5 and a 4; it probably deserves the 4. Some days I'm torn between thinking this is a godsend and other days the devil. I will say that at first, the writing actually scared me. I felt the same panic that I had my first day of college, which (I'm a junior now) is horrifying given my standing at the college. After a while, though, the book began to make much more sense. Now my biggest peeve with this book is how long some of the chapters are (seriously, some of these chapters [...]

    4. I love this book! I think almost anyone could enjoy this! Rather than teaching grammar as a set of tools, the authors teach grammar as a set of tools to be selectively and skillfully employed based upon situation, audience, and purpose. This book is a great resource for educators, writers, and anyone interested in the English language. I especially appreciated it as a writer--it made me think of new and different writing structures I can use for various effects :) The book also includes helpful [...]

    5. I love this grammar text. Finally, a grammar book shows students not just the elements of grammar, but how grammar makes texts sing. One of my favorite aspects of the text is that the authors have taken care to use the techniques in their own writing: Sentences actually explain the concepts using the grammatical structures the authors are teaching. Astute readers are in on the playful syntax. It is perfect for high school students in an AP English course or a college freshman grammar course.

    6. Every writer needs this book. Not only does it include the basics but it also helps you understand how and when it's acceptable to break the rules. I will have a stronger voice and a better understanding of the effects word choices and arrangements have on the reader as a result of reading this book.

    7. I like that this book explores grammar not as a set of rules to be upheld but rather as a means for making rhetorical choices in writing. I am currently using it in my comp class. It's pretty dull, though, and not a fun read, by any means. I especially like the chapter on cohesion, though, and it's helped my students quite a bit.

    8. This is the best grammar book I have ever read! A must for any writer, student, reader, etc. Kolln includes amazing paratext that is extremely helpful to the reader. Explanations are exceptional. Not only does Kolln explore grammar and steadfast rules, but she aids the reader in finding ways to use those rules to make a paper more appealing to one's audience.

    9. This book explores grammar not as a set of rules to be upheld but rather as a means for making rhetorical choices in writing. Included are discussion questions that would make this book a terrific professional and/or group read.

    10. A very useful grammar book. However, parts would be confusing if you haven't already read Understanding English Grammar, written by the same author. The author contends they can be read independently, but I think they need to read in succession.

    11. A truly great resource for writers of both narrative and informational/research texts. I recommend this to everyone who wants to learn how the choices we make directly influence how our audience perceives our writing.

    12. My husband thinks I'm crazy to be buying and reading textbooks, but this one is a pedagogy subject I've been interested in since grad school and really want to find more ways to implement in my courses. So far it's not as great as I hoped, but it is useful.

    13. A very informative book in regards to grammatical choices and rhetorical effects in writing. Each time I open this book, I learn something new. I highly recommend this book to anybody in search of a powerful way to come across to the reader.

    14. After first reading this book round 2008, I was so enthralled I rushed out and bought the new edition in 2010. This is a great book for anyone interested in the mystery and mechanics of controlling the effects of writing—a veritable playground for grammar geeks.

    15. This is a great book that makes the connection between grammar/usage and writing. We want to use this at school but it's out of print and the price is 53 dollars. Does anyone know of an alternative with the same approach?

    16. Very useful read but got confusing at times--I think that's just the nature of English grammar in general.

    17. As far as grammar books go, this one is very tedious and boring. I've read a few grammar books, and this one is at the bottom of the list.

    18. This book does an amazing job of explaining concepts. If I didn't have to return this book for cash now that my class is over, I would never write again without it.

    19. Martha Kolln is extremely wordy in her examples. I really enjoyed the worksheets, but the examples and explanations were so long-winded.

    20. Some good information but not comprehensive enough. Professor filled in many gaps in the text. Overall, for a grammar text, it was decent.

    21. This book is great. Kolln breaks down all of those concepts that I find hard to teach and describes them brilliantly.

    22. It's good, but if it were better I'd be a better writer, and I wouldn't be writing such a lousily-rhetorically and -grammatically worded sentence.

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