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ISBN-13 9780205018796ISBN-10 0205018793
ISBN-10 0205742017ISBN-13 9780205742011
Author(s): Lawrence Weinstein; Thomas Finn
Publisher: Longman
Copyright year: © 2011 Pages: 168

Grammar Moves: Shaping Who You Are helps students understand how the grammatical moves they make reveal their personality traits and present their persona to their readers. 

The text’s rhetorical approach emphasizes the transformative power that grammar choices can have on a writer and helps students develop the personality they wish to portray in their writing.  Writers can use the imperative mood to suggest control, colons to be assertive, parenthesis to keep the conversation real, and even commas to present an organized persona.  By showing students how seemingly small choices can help them manage the impression they make on readers, Grammar Moves: Shaping Who You Are helps students become more deliberate writers. 

Instead of a rules-driven approach, comprehensive in scope and exhaustive in examples, Grammar Moves uses brevity and humor to engage students and offer them a different way to understand grammar.