This handy tool guides students through the seven essential steps for writing successfully in any form, from idea to draft to revision to final product. The layout is inviting and offers a valuable review of the essentials: Why Write?"RAFTS" to focus and discover Pre-writing strategiesStrategic DraftingThe Power of VoiceRevision that WorksResponse and Feedback
Seven Steps to Successful Writing helps writers get started, stay motivated, and complete pieces of writing they are proud to share. Its straightforward and easy-to-read format will ensure that writers return to it again and again.
Graham is a writer and workshop presenter in schools, at conventions, and in professional development consortia. He has thirty two years of teaching experience, including thirteen years as language arts supervisor for Calgary Catholic Schools. He received his degrees from the University of Saskatchewan and completed his postgraduate studies in language arts at the University of Calgary. "I emphasize a collegial model of professional development related to best practice in language arts instruction. In writing projects, I prefer showing to telling about practical, research-supported instructional strategies." Graham is married and likes to travel and play golf.