Essential Writing Skills for Deaf Students, Second Edition
Who Should Use This Book
*Deaf or hearing-impaired students
*English Second Language students
*Any student who is learning English language writing skills
Samples from text
Research Paragraph with Outline
A. Topic Sentence: Deaf people cope with interaction in the hearing community in different ways.
B. Examples of the Topic Sentence:
1.Hearing loss cuts people off from the world so they use hearing aid (Vroman 35).
2.People don’t understand how serious a hearing loss is–Deaf become angry at first then later accept (Scanlon 33).
3.Deaf have problems making changes from school, to work, and to community living , so they use hearing aids and signs (Sands 384).
C. Concluding Sentence:Deaf people cope with interaction in the hearing community by using hearing aids, accepting deafness, and using signs.
Deaf people cope with interaction in the hearing community in different ways. First, a hearing loss cuts people off from the world, so they use hearing aids (Vroman 35). A hearing aid helps the Deaf fit in the hearing world. Second, many people do not understand how serious a hearing loss is. Some deaf become angry at first. Then, later they accept being Deaf (Scanlon 33). Third, the Deaf have problems making changes from school to work and to community living, so they use hearing aids and signs (Dunlap & Sands 384). Hearing aids help the Deaf. Therefore, Deaf people cope with interaction in the community by using hearing aids, accepting Deafness, and using signs.
(Charles Mofield, a Deaf student in the author’s developmental skills course, wrote the outline and research paragraph.)
The owner/publisher, Dr. Fairy C. Hayes-Scott, is an author/editor of three books of the books produced by RDP. She is a college professor of literature and composition of Mott Community College (Flint, MI) for over twenty years. She has also taught American Sign Language courses and lecture courses focusing on Deafness. She has initiated and teaches the only college English composition course exclusively for Deaf students in the state. And reportedly, it is the only one of its kind in the country. Dr. Hayes-Scott is a consultant and motivational speaker. She has served as a consultant for an innovative summer six-week academic enrichment program for Detroit Public Schools Deaf students, entitled “Direct Success.” On a part-time basis for Eastern Michigan University, she has also served as a supervisor of student teachers.