• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Reading, Stealing, and Writing Like a Writer by Wendy Bishop, a successful writer, reveals some insights about how to compose a good essay.

Extracts from this document...


Reading, Stealing, and Writing Like a Writer by Wendy Bishop, a successful writer, reveals some insights about how to compose a good essay. Instead of focusing on the overall structure of an essay, she takes her concentration into the sentence level. Unlike a student writer, Wendy Bishop reads sentence is a unique way. "I find sentences to be sculptural, like clay, sometimes things that writers bend, shape, and mold to their purpose" (Bishop). She sees writing an essay as creating an artwork where every piece of component has its own place. Similarly as making an artwork with clay, one should throw out any unnecessary wordings and sentences so that the essay can be clear and concise. Moreover, as one can use clay to structure different sharp that fits in the entire artwork, Wendy Bishop realizes that sentences have the same function. ...read more.


Hence, to write a good essay, we need to be creative, instead of following the regular writing rules, we need to build up our own writing style. In conclusion, to accomplish a successful writing one needs to keep revising the essay, and more importantly in a sentence level. After reading Reading, Stealing, and Writing Like a Writer, I reckon that I have done a lot of practice similar to Wendy Bishop's suggestions and I think they are very helpful and inspiring for the wiring and thinking process. I learned how to read like a writer from reading The Big Sea by Langston Hughes. From a particular chapter the Salvation, I notice that the importance of using short sentence to help emphasis that I want to express in my essay. By "stealing" his technique I know to use a short sentence after a paragraph of longer compounded complex sentences, so that I can make my main point clear to the reader. ...read more.


I want my reader to understand my character is hard working. So I used long sentences to describe the surrounding, and use short sentence to emphasize that he is the few of people in the Evan Building leaves office late. By taking the class of CWR1A, I learned how to compose a better essay then I used to. As an international student, English is my second language. I have difficulties understanding the course martial and express my thoughts in my essay. By learning all kinds of the techniques in this class, have become a better writer and thinker. I know how to close read a text, and drawing out the information hidden inside between the passages. I also learn to use different writing techniques to express my thoughts precisely on the paper. As I kept on writing and revising, I gradually fell in love with this process. I truly appreciate how CW R1A is designed and conducted. By presenting me different skills though out course, I have become a capable writer and thinker. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate Languages section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate Languages essays

  1. The OSSLT is based on the reading and writing skills in all subject areas ...

    As an ESL student, Learning English is much more than a fad; it is really a must. Let's take a look around us: the latest information around the world is written in or translated into English.

  2. Jack and the Beanstalk essay

    For example, Canadians don't follow the laws in China, and the Chinese don't follow the laws in Canada. Jack is a criminal who should be punished for being a thief and a murderer according to the law. The poor ogres have to suffer under the stereotype of being mean and evil.

  1. Mad Shadows Essay

    Isabelle-Marie's ugliness exists as an illusion that tests Louise's faith and commitment. Isabelle-Marie's ugliness disguises the reminder Louise needs to transcend her physical pleasures. Louise comments that "Her daughter exasperated her. 'Can you expect anything but trouble from someone so ugly?'"

  2. Groom Service Essay

    One family in particular, Blanche's family, is the most influential family in the story. The source of their power and influence are children, specifically daughters. Female offspring are more highly prized in the gynocentric society. "She's [Marie] of pure quartz, A one-in-a million that you find after walking the beach for half your life with your eyes on the ground."

  1. Fasting Feasting by Anita Desai Detailed Study Notes

    not out there with the "kites, circling...at a great elevation" because her family and culture have suppressed her so much that she is even suppressed in her own dream world. Overall, this passage further emphasises the lack of character growth and development in the book.

  2. Procedures for Underground Essay

    This shows how the heroic figure is disclosed as somewhat of a monster. This is not primarily due to the fact that the speaker is a monster, but the ones who ask for help are fearful of those who can

  1. 1984 Essay

    As people begin to love the Big Brother, they lose their own mindset, and ultimately submit themselves to the control of Big Brother. "The horrible thing about the two minutes hate was not that one was obliged to act a part, but that it was impossible to avoid joining in"2.

  2. Hindi Extended Essay - time travel

    रà¥à¥à¤¤à¤¾à¤° सॠà¤à¤²à¤¨à¥ वालॠà¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤¨ बना पाना तॠनामà¥à¤®à¤à¤¿à¤¨ हॠलà¥à¤à¤¿à¤¨ हमनॠà¤à¤¸ à¤à¥à¤°à¥à¤¨ à¤à¥à¤¸à¥ हॠà¤à¤ à¤à¥à¥ सà¥à¤µà¤¿à¤¸à¤à¤°à¤²à¥à¤à¤¡ मà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤¨à¥à¤µà¤¾ à¤à¥ C.E.R.N मà¥à¤ बना लॠहà¥.à¤à¤ परिà¤à¤¿à¤à¤² à¤à¤à¥à¤¸à¥à¤²à¥à¤°à¥à¤à¤° à¤à¥ दà¥à¤¨à¤¿à¤¯à¤¾ मà¥à¤ सबसॠबà¥à¤¾ हॠà¤à¤®à¥à¤¨ मà¥à¤ à¤à¤¾à¤«à¥ à¤à¤¹à¤°à¤¾à¤ मà¥à¤ à¤à¥à¤²à¤¾à¤à¤¾à¤° सà¥à¤°à¤à¤ बननॠहॠà¤à¥ à¤à¤°à¥à¤¬ à¤à¤¬à¥à¤¸ à¤à¤¿à¤²à¥à¤²à¥à¤®à¥à¤à¤° लà¤à¤¬à¥ हà¥

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work