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Craft of Revision

Craft of Revision - 3rd edition

ISBN13: 978-0155054462

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ISBN13: 978-0155054462
ISBN10: 0155054465
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Edition/Copyright: 3RD 97
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press
Published: 1997
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Craft of Revision - 3RD 97 edition

ISBN13: 978-0155054462

Donald M. Murray

ISBN13: 978-0155054462
ISBN10: 0155054465
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 3RD 97
Publisher: Harcourt Brace or Harcourt Press

Published: 1997
International: No
Summary

Pulitzer Prize winning author Donald M. Murray, takes a lively and inspiring approach to writing and revision that does not condescend but invites the student into the writer's studio. Now in its third edition, The Craft of Revision demonstrates tried and true methods used by successful writers to refine their own work, entwined with readings and writing suggestions which challenge students to apply what they have learned.

Table of Contents

1. Write to Re-Write

How Do I Find Something to Write About?
How Do I Create a Discovery Draft?
How Do I Make an Instructor's Idea My Own?
How Do I Get the Writing Done?

2. Re-Write to Focus

Diagnosis: No Focus
Say One Thing
Frame Your Meaning
Set the Distance
The Importance of Focus
Case History

3. Re-Write to Collect

Diagnosis: Too Little Information
The Importance of Information
The Qualities of Effective Information
Basic Forms of Information
Where Do You Find Information
Writing Information
Listening for the Voice
Revising Academic Writing
Case History

4. Re-Write for External Order

Form is Meaning
Diagnosis: Ineffective Form
Discovering the Form of the Draft
Design Your Own Form
Keeping In; Cutting Out
Listening for the Voice
Revising Academic Writing
A Professional Writer's Case History
Case History

5. Re-Write for Internal Order

Diagnosis: Disorder
Outline after Writing
Listen for the Voice
Revising Academic Writing
Case History

6. Re-Write to Develop

Diagnosis: Superficial
Respect Your Own Vision
Techniques of Development
Re-Write within the Draft
Emphasize the Significant
Pace and Proportion
Listening for the Voice
Revising Academic Writing
Notes on Writing the Personal Essay
A Professional Case History
Case History

7. Re-Write with Voice

Diagnosis: No Voice
Writers on Voice
Hearing the Writer's Voice
Diagnosis: No Voice
Hearing Your Voice
Case History

8. Re-Write to Edit

The Attitude of the Editing Writer
The Craft of Editing
Revising the Word
Revising the Line
Revising the Paragraph
Using Typography to make the Meaning Clear
Editing the Final Draft
Editing Academic Writing
Student Case History
Case History

9. Re-Write in School and at Work

Re-Write in Response to Criticism
Re-Write for a Different Purpose
Re-Write for a New Audience
Re-Write to Expand or Contract
Re-Write for or from a Talk
Re-Write for a New Genre
Re-Write Another Writer's Draft
Re-Write by Committee
Revising With Graphics
Re-Write for Yourself

Index

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