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 ...show moreformulation; 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). ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 5TH 94
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