Summary: Acclaimed Guides to Writing. For six of the most frequently assigned genres in the first-year composition course, the Concise Guide includes the Writing Guides that have made The St. Martin's Guide to Writing so successful -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation -- all streamlined for this edition.
Systematic integration of reading and writing. Twelve professional a ...show morend six student readings are accompanied by questions and commentary that focus on writing strategies students can use in their own essays. In addition, several readings illustrate how visual elements such as photographs, cartoons, and graphs can be used effectively in a particular genre.
Clear coverage of strategies for writing and critical reading. Writing strategies such as invention and cueing readers are discussed in the assignment chapters and reinforced in full chapters. Chapter 10 focuses on a variety of critical reading strategies.
Comprehensive chapters on conducting research. Detailed advice for finding, evaluating, using, and citing sources -- online and off -- helps students address all aspects of writing research papers.
Activities for group discussion and inquiry. Each assignment chapter includes a Critical Reading Guide that helps students read and comment on each other's drafts and end-of-chapter questions that help students explore the social dimensions of the genres. ...show less
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