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500-Word Theme : Discovery, Organization, Expression

500-Word Theme : Discovery, Organization, Expression - 5th edition

ISBN13: 978-0133213577

Cover of 500-Word Theme : Discovery, Organization, Expression 5TH 94 (ISBN 978-0133213577)
ISBN13: 978-0133213577
ISBN10: 0133213579
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 94
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 1994
International: No

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500-Word Theme : Discovery, Organization, Expression - 5TH 94 edition

ISBN13: 978-0133213577

Harry P. Kroitor and Lee Martin

ISBN13: 978-0133213577
ISBN10: 0133213579
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 5TH 94
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.

Published: 1994
International: No
Summary

This step-by-step presentation of the thinking/writing process -- from discovering and developing ideas to expression -- features an abundance of visual aids, examples, writing and thinking exercises, an in-text handbook, and illustrative readings.

Makes extensive use of diagrams, graphics, checksheets, and tables.

diagrams the discovery process and logical division; clustering and the tree-diagram effect; the "funnel effect" of prewriting/induction/thesis formulation; the limiting process in thesis statements.

Includes new/expanded units:

What Is a 500-Word Theme? brainstorming, clustering, free writing. Paragraph Development through Logical Analysis. Essays for Analysis and Discussion.

Includes a new model short paper; a completely revised long researched paper; and internal documentation examples in both MLA and APA style.

Includes examples from women writers and explicit comments about sexism in writing.

Contains examples and writing exercises emphasizing the combined-modes-of-writing approach.

Discusses the library computer catalog and the use of computer databases.

Links overcoming the "blank page-barrier" to the "blank-computer-screen barrier."

Contains a "handbook" to grammar and mechanics (full chapter and endpapers).

Table of Contents

I. FOCUS, DISCOVERY, ORGANIZATION.

1. Writing to Improve Communication.
2. Seeing the Whole Paper.
3. Getting Started: Discovery, Specific Focus, Thesis.
4. Maintaining Unity and Coherence.
5. Understanding the Paragraph.
6. Developing Paragraphs: How to Stay Focused.
7. Putting the Parts Together: The Whole Paper.
8. Researched Writing and the Long Paper.

II. REVISION: MECHANICS AND STYLE.

9. Mechanics: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.
10. Revising Your Paper: Diction.
11. Revising Your Paper: Sentences.
12. The Essay at Work.

Index

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