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Practical Guide to Writing (Canadian)

Practical Guide to Writing (Canadian) - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0321399304

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ISBN13: 978-0321399304
ISBN10: 0321399307
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
Published: 2007
International: No

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Practical Guide to Writing (Canadian) - 2ND 07 edition

ISBN13: 978-0321399304

Sylvan Barnet, Marcia Stubbs, Pat Bellanca and Pamela G. Stimpson

ISBN13: 978-0321399304
ISBN10: 0321399307
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 07
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.

Published: 2007
International: No
Summary

The second Canadian edition of The Practical Guide to Writing with Readings and Handbook is designed for use in university and college courses in which essay writing is required. It enhances the learning process for both students and instructors by providing insight for students as they write, for instructors as they read, and for both as they discuss the writing together. The student who is looking for information about choosing a topic, writing an analysis, constructing a paragraph, or even using a semicolon will find this guide indispensable.

Features

  • More cross-cultural Canadian readings have been added to the text
  • More examples of academic writing have been added
  • Increased coverage of "audience and purpose," and how it affects everything about a piece of writing, from subject to approach and tone, has been added
  • Canadian examples increased throughout
  • More information on "key word searches" provided
  • New Rhetorical Analysis section in Chapter 8
  • Maintained sophisticated tone and lively writing style to continue to engage and interest students
  • Varied genres of readings, most of which incorporate Canadian content
  • Comprehensive coverage and built-in handbook provide an indispensable tool for students to use throughout their academic careers

New To This Edition

  • More cross-cultural Canadian readings have been added to the text
  • More examples of academic writing have been added
  • Increased coverage of "audience and purpose," and how it affects everything about a piece of writing, from subject to approach and tone, has been added
  • Canadian examples increased throughout
  • More information on "key word searches" provided
  • New Rhetorical Analysis section in Chapter 8

Table of Contents

Preface.

I. AN OVERVIEW OF THE WRITING PROCESS.

1. Discovering Ideas.
2. Drafting and Revising.
3. Shaping Paragraphs.
4. Revising Sentences for Conciseness.
5. Revising Sentences for Clarity.
6. Revising Sentences for Emphasis.
7. The Writer's Voice.

II. THE WRITERS MATERIALS AND STRATEGIES.

8. Analytic Thinking and Writing.
9. Narrating.
10. Describing.
11. Defining.
12. Persuading.

III. SOME FORMS OF ACADEMIC WRITING.

13. Outlining and Summarizing.
14. Reviewing.
15. Interviewing.
16. Writing a Research Essay.
17. Documenting a Research Essay.
18. Writing about Literature.
19. Writing Essay Examination.

IV. A WRITER'S HANDBOOK.

20. Punctuation.
21. Usage.
22. Manuscript Form.

V. READINGS.

Literary Credits.
Photo Credits.
Index.

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