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Writing Is Hard: A Collection of Over 100 Essays  

The essays in this book were originally written for first-year college students, but these essays are appropriate for anyone who hopes to become a better writer. This book breaks writing down into much smaller pieces and describes each piece in a friendly, narrative style.

The book includes over 100 short essays – approximately 500-700 words each – and the chapters cover the following subjects:

  • The Ten Commandments of Writing
  • Punctuation and Grammar
  • Types of Writing
  • The Writing Process
  • The Key Parts of an Essay
  • The Research Paper
  • Proofreading
  • Plagiarism
  • Literary Techniques
  • Specific Writing Tasks
  • Authors on Writing
  • The Reading-Writing Connection

Mohawk River Press Is Proud to Offer the Following Books by
Jim LaBate:

My Teacher's Password
An Ethical Dilemma for a College Student
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Also available on Kindle

Things I Threw in the River:
The Story of One Man's Life
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Mickey Mantle Day in Amsterdam
The 12-year-old Narrator Spends
a Day with "The Mick" 
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Let's Go, Gaels: A Coming-of-Age Story 
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