Writer's Way / Edition 8by Jack Rawlins
Pub. Date: 01/01/2011
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Recognizing that people learn best by doing and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write this process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings provides strong examples and immediate personal rewards. With frank advice offered in a supportive, encouraging tone, this text leads students through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft.
Students will appreciate the focus on personal motivation and detailed help on overcoming writers' most common problems. The text's flexible organization permits a variety of teaching emphases, from invention, arrangement, and style to modes of writing.
- The book illustrates all its principles with student essays 52 complete essays, plus many excerpts providing achievable models for student writers as well as realistic opportunities for editing.
- A Writer's Workshop at the end of many chapters shows student writing in progress and discusses practical writing issues.
- A section on academic writing provides general advice along with discussion of various types of academic writing.
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Table of Contents
Prologue. Part I: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING. 1. Learning to Write. 2. What Makes Writing Effective? 3. Writing in School: An Introduction. Part II: PLANNING AND DRAFTING. 4. Choosing Topics and Getting Started. 5. Thesis, Purpose, and Audience. 6. Style and Tone. 7. Organization: Mapping, Outlining, and Abstracting. Part III: REVISING AND EDITING. 8. The Spirit of Revising. 9. Beginning, Ending, and Titling. 10. Peer Feedback. 11. Editing. Part IV: FORMS OF WRITING: THREE KEY GENRES. 12. Personal Writing. 13. Writing to Inform. 14. Writing an Argument, Stage 1: Thinking Critically. 15. Writing an Argument, Stage 2: Selling the Case. Part V: ACADEMIC WRITING. 16. Research. 17. Using Sources. 18. The Academic Research Paper. Part VI: A COLLECTION OF GOOD WRITING.
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