Book Title Survey: Can you help me decide?

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I am having difficulty deciding on a title for my new book on model-based writing, and I am hoping you can help. I’ve created a short survey below, and would be very grateful for your feedback.

The book features my four-stage learning sequence of Absorb, Consider, Transform, and Create, plus background on classical writing methods and how to implement them within the learning sequence. It also covers:

  • How to choose great models
  • How to use classical teaching and learning methods
  • How to create model-based writing lessons for yourself or your students
  • Sample lessons
  • A reproducible assignment sheet
  • Model texts for additional practice

In the body of the survey, I’ve listed the few titles I’ve thought of, but I would definitely welcome suggestions, because none of the titles are quite right. Thank you!

P. S. I just received the suggestion for Exemplary Writing: What It Is and How to Do It. I’d love to have your feedback on that, as well, so please feel free to leave a comment at the end of the survey, or in the comment section below.

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Janice Campbell

Janice Campbell writes and speaks about homeschooling, using lifestyle of learning approach influenced by Charlotte Mason, classical learning, and the Thomas Jefferson method. Her books and resources, including Excellence in Literature, Transcripts Made Easy, and Get a Jump Start on College, reflect Janice’s focus on twaddle-free, active learning (she did have boys, after all!).

4 Responses

  1. S says:

    I think Exemplary Writing is a bit of a mouthful, personally.

    • I like the slight play on words, but you’re right—it’s a bit of a mouthful. And when I walk away from the computer, it takes me a minute to remember exactly what it was. Thank you!

  2. ColleenInWis says:

    The possible title, Exemplary Writing: What is is and How to do it, doesn’t communicate to me the idea of “model-based writing.” I think of exemplary as meaning “worthy of imitation,” rather than a method of imitating. Also, Google tells me that the South Carolina Dept. of Education has a program titled, “Exemplary Writing Practices.” This might cause some confusion.