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St. Martin's Guide to Writing Short...

St. Martin's Guide to Writing Short... - 10th edition

ISBN13: 978-1457604508

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ISBN13: 978-1457604508
ISBN10: 1457604507
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 13
Publisher: Bedford Books
Published: 2013
International: No
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St. Martin's Guide to Writing Short... - 10TH 13 edition

ISBN13: 978-1457604508

Rise B. Axelrod

ISBN13: 978-1457604508
ISBN10: 1457604507
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 13
Publisher: Bedford Books

Published: 2013
International: No
Summary

Rise B. Axelrod is McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside, where she was also director of English Composition. She has previously been professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino; director of the College Expository Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and assistant director of the Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-author, with Charles R. Cooper, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well. Charles R. Cooper is an emeritus professor at the University of California, San Diego. He served as coordinator of the Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego, and co-director of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He advised the National Assessment of Educational Progress-Writing (1973-1981) and coordinated the development of California's first statewide writing assessment (1986-1991). He taught at the University of California, Riverside; the State University of New York at Buffalo; and the University of California, San Diego. He is co-editor, with Lee Odell, of Evaluating Writing and Research on Composing: Points of Departure, and he is co-author, with Rise Axelrod, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well.

Table of Contents

Preface vii 1 Introduction 1 Part 1 Writing Activities 2 Remembering Events 25 3 Remembering People 79 4 Writing Profiles 129 5 Explaining a Concept 183 6 Arguing a Position 237 7 Proposing a Solution 293 8 Justifying an Evaluation 351 9 Speculating about Causes 407 10 Interpreting Stories 465 Part 2 Critical Thinking Strategies 11 A Catalog of Invention Strategies 515 12 A Catalog of Reading Strategies 529 Part 3 Writing Strategies 13 Cueing the Reader 557 14 Narrating 573 15 Describing 589 16 Defining 601 17 Classifying 609 18 Comparing and Contrasting 617 19 Arguing 623 Part 4 Research Strategies 20 Field Research 641 21 Library and Internet Research 655 22 Using and Acknowledging Sources 693 Part 5 Writing for Assessment 23 Essay Examinations 739 24 Writing Portfolios 759 Part 6 Writing and Speaking to Wider Audiences 25 Designing Documents 767 26 Oral Presentations 793 27 Working with Others 799 28 Writing in Your Community 805 Handbook Sentence Boundaries 6 Grammatical Sentences 12 Effective Sentences 31 Word Choice 48 Punctuation 58 Mechanics 86 ESL Troublespots 105 Review of Sentence Structure 116 Glossary of Frequently Misused Words 133 Author and Title Index 1 Subject Index 5 Index for ESL Writers 27