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Overview

The first situation-based 3-in-1 writing guide (including a rhetoric, reader, and research manual), Cheryl Glenn's THE HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING, BRIEF EDITION infuses the common genres and strategies with a rhetorical awareness in the context of actual local situations. THE HARBRACE GUIDE TO WRITING, BRIEF EDITION translates rhetorical theory into easy-to-follow (and easy-to-teach) techniques that help sharpen your ability to observe what words, assertions, or opinions might work best with a particular audience in a specific situation. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2009 MLA HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS OF RESEARCH PAPERS, SEVENTH EDITION.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780495803508
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 6/16/2009
  • Series: 2009 MLA Update Editions Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 647
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, Cheryl Glenn is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides authoring The Harbrace Guide to Writing and co-authoring The Harbrace Handbooks, she is author of the prize-winning Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Rhetorical Education in America; and several other titles. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her many awards, including three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award, and Best Book/Honorable Mention from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has served as President of the Coalition of Women Scholars in the History of Rhetoric and Composition, and is a member of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) Executive Committee, Chair of the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on the History and Theory of Rhetoric and Composition, and a member of the MLA Delegate Assembly. Glenn's teaching and scholarship have earned her three university teaching awards. She has recently served as Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, the largest organization of writing and rhetoric teachers in the world.

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Table of Contents

PART I: ENTERING THE CONVERSATION: THE RHETORICAL SITUATION. 1. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Rhetoric Surrounds Us. The Purposeful Use of Language and Images. Recognizing and Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation. Selecting a Rhetorical Audience and Purpose. 2. Identifying a Fitting Response. Establishing a Fitting Response. Using the Available Means of Persuasion. Writing a Rhetorical Analysis. 3. Working with Your Available Means. Writing Processes: From Tentative Idea to Finished Product. Finding Pleasure in Writing. Recognizing an Exigence. Responding to an Exigence through Planning, Drafting, and Revising. What Happens during Planning? What Happens during Drafting? What Happens during Revision? Editing and Proofreading. A Final Draft: Anastasia Sinkanin, "Technology and the Learning Process: One Students View". PART II: RHETORICAL SITUATIONS FOR WRITERS. 4. Sharing the Experience of Taste: Responding with Memoirs. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Memoirs: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Memoir: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Anna Seitz, "Herbs Chicken". 5. Portraying Successful Rhetors: Responding with Profiles. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Profiles: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Profile: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Matthew Glasgow, "The Liberating Mind". 6. Investigating Corporations on Campus: Responding with Reports. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Investigative Reports: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing an Investigative Report: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Kelly McNeil, "Red Bull: Out-Marketing the Campus Competition One Energy Drinker at a Time". 7. Persuading in a Multilingual Context: Responding with Position Arguments. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Position Arguments: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Position Argument: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Alicia Williams, "The Ethos of American Sign Language". 8. Who Decides? Responding with Proposals. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Proposals: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Proposal: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Rupali Kumar, "Baal Leela". 9. Evaluating Visual Culture: Responding with Critical Reviews. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Evaluations: A Fitting Response Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing an Evaluation: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Alexis Walker, "Donuts at Eastons Center Circle: Slam Dunk or Cycle of Deterioration?" 10. Causes and Consequences of the Global Village: Responding with Critical Analyses. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Critical Analyses: A Fitting Response. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Critical Analysis: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Anna Seitz, "The Real-Time Consequences of an Online Degree". 11. Everyday Reading: Responding with Literary Analyses. Real Situations. Real Responses to Real Situations. Literary Analyses: A Fitting Response. Three Literary Works for Analysis. Guide to Responding to the Rhetorical Situation. Understanding the Rhetorical Situation. Identifying a Fitting Response. Writing a Literary Analysis: Working with Your Available Means. Student Paper: Matthew Marusak, "Backward Enough: Alice Walkers Unreliable Narrator". PART III: THE AVAILABLE MEANS: STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING IDEAS. 12. Definition. Definition as an Available Means. What Is Definition? Classification and Division Exemplification. Description. Definition and the Rhetorical Situation. 13. Comparison. Comparison as an Available Means. What Is Comparison and Contrast? The Elements of Comparison and Contrast. Comparison and Contrast and the Rhetorical Situation. 14. Relationship. Relationship as an Available Means. What Is Cause and Effect Analysis? The Elements of Cause and Effect Analysis. Cause-and-Effect Analysis and the Rhetorical Situation. What is Process Analysis? The Elements of Process Analysis. Process Analysis and the Rhetorical Situation. What is Narration? The Elements of Narration. Narration and the Rhetorical Situation. 15. Circumstance. Circumstance as an Available Means. What Is Argument? The Elements of Argument and Rhetorical Fallacies. Argument and the Rhetorical Situation. PART IV: A GUIDE TO RESEARCH. 16. Research and the Rhetorical Situation. An Overview of Research. Exigence and the Research Question. Research and Audience. Research and Purpose. Research and a Fitting Response. Research and Constraints and Resources. 17. Research in the Library and Online. Sources for Research. Finding Sources In Print and Online. 18. Research in the Field. Basic Principles of Naturalistic Study. Methods for a Naturalistic Research Study. Organizing a Naturalistic Research Study. 19. Managing the Research Process. Keeping a Research Log. Preparing Your Working Bibliography. Preparing an Annotated Bibliography. Planning Your Research Paper. 20. Reading, Evaluating, and Responding to Sources. Reading with Your Audience and Purpose in Mind. Summarizing. Paraphrasing. Quoting Sources in Your Paper. Evaluating and Responding to Your Sources. 21. Acknowledging Sources. Why Acknowledge Sources? MLA Guidelines for In-Text Citations. MLA Guidelines for Documenting Works Cited. Sample MLA Research Paper. APA Guidelines for In-Text Citations. APA Guidelines for Documenting References. APA Guidelines for Formatting a Paper. Sample APA Research Paper. Appendix of Academic Rhetorical Situations.

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