Summary: The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade,The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Editionoffers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and a thorough guide to research. Solidly grounded in current theory and rese
arch, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition has set the new standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry.
Summary: The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade,The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Editionoffers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and a thorough guide to research. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition has set the new standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:5TH 08 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Longman, Inc. Published: 02/08/2008 International: No
Preface I: A RHETORIC FOR WRITERS 1. Thinking Rhetorically About Good Writing
Concept 1: Good Writing Can Vary from Closed to Open Forms David Rockwood, "A Letter to the Editor" Thomas Merton,"A Festival of Rain" Distinctions between Closed and Open Forms of Writing Where to Place Your Writing Along the Continuum
Concept 2: Good Writers Pose Questions about Their Subject Matter Shared Problems Unite Writers and Readers Posing Your Own Subject-Matter Questions Brittany Tinker, "Can the World Sustain an American Standard of Living?"
Concept 3: Good Writers Write for a Purpose to an Audience within a Genre How Writers Think about Purpose How Writers Think about Audience How Writers Think about Genre Chapter Summary Brief Writing Project 1: Posing a Good Subject-Matter Problem Brief Writing Project 2: Understanding Rhetorical Context 2. Thinking Rhetorically about Your Subject Matter
Concept 4: Professors Value "Wallowing in Complexity" Learning to Wallow in Complexity Seeing Each Academic Discipline as a Field of Inquiry and Argument
Concept 5: Good Writers Use Exploratory Strategies to Think Critically about Subject Matter Problems Freewriting Focused Freewriting Idea Mapping Dialectic Talk Playing the Believing and Doubting Game "Believing and Doubting Paul Theroux's Negative View of Sports"
Concept 6: A Strong Thesis Surprises Readers with Something New or Challenging Trying to Change Your Reader's View of Your Subject Giving Your Thesis Tension through "Surprising Reversal"
Concept 7: Thesis Statements in Closed-Form Prose Are Supported Hierarchically with Points and Particulars How Points Convert Information to Meaning How Removing Particulars Creates a Summary How to Use Points and Particulars When You Revise
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