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Thinking on the Page

A College Student's Guide to Effective Writing

Martha Schulman, Gwen Hyman


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Take Charge of Your Writing--and Dazzle Your Instructors

It can be a challenge to achieve writing excellence, but it doesn't have to be mysterious, and it's definitely not impossible. To present powerful ideas effectively in your college essays, you need to break away from rigid rules and structures and start thinking on the page.

With this book, you'll learn how to actively engage with a text, analyze it, draw informed conclusions, and then make solid claims about what you have observed. Thinking on the Page will also help you:

  • Think critically about what you're reading and draw questions and ideas directly from the text
  • Approach your essay as a story rather than a formula
  • Work through your ideas by graphing, listing, charting, and drawing
  • Incorporate relevant outside research
  • Edit your final essay and polish it to perfection
Whether you're in college or high school, you need to communicate your ideas effectively through writing. Thinking on the Page provides innovative tools tailored to the way you learn and write, enabling you to produce thoughtful, analytical, and meaningful work, both in school and beyond.

Writer's Digest Books, 9781599638690, 328pp.

Publication Date: April 22, 2015

About the Author

Martha Schulman has been teaching writing, including developmental writing and English as a Second Language, for over a decade. She has served as a consultant to faculty on writing pedagogy at The Cooper Union. She has also taught writing to American-bound college students in China. Her fiction, essays, and reviews have been widely published.Gwen Hyman is the Director of the Center for Writing at The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in New York City. She is the author of Making a Man: Gentlemanly Appetites in the Nineteenth-Century British Novel (Ohio) and co-author, with Andrew Carmellini, of Urban Italian (Bloomsbury) and American Flavor (Ecco).