Mara Cogni holds a Master's Degree in Philosophy of European Languages from the University of Oslo, Norway and a Master's Degree in Modern Languages from Moldova State University. As a Lecturer M.A. at Oslo Adult Education Center Sinsen, she is actively engaged in several projects that are focused on developing students' thinking skills. Cogni is a strong advocate of reflection and philosophy as ideal approaches to the future classroom experience.
Engaging, enjoyable, and meaningful to read, Mara Cogni's
research is jam-packed with fresh techniques concerning the writing
process that are easy to adopt.
Her study is totally unlike any other books on writing you've ever read. Firstly, it brings together fields like language, literature, psychology, sociology, philosophy, etc. Secondly, it provides you with a wealth of exercises on very diverse topics - forgiveness, respect, happiness, the rich, the poor, communication etc. - and from various literary sources - Wilde, Dickens, the Brontes, Hawthorne, James, etc. Last but not least, the three chapters are also a great spring-board for follow-up reading on the writing process.
This is the most fun read I've had in a long time as a university professor. Hence, I would heartily recommend Mara Cogni's book to all the lovers of writing.Kate Crecicovschi,
PhD, Associate Professor in English Literature