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A practical, real-world writing book that provides a hands-on approach to business writing. The Process of Writing: Composing Through Critical Thinking focuses on writing as a process. It is designed to develop critical thinking skills: analysis, synthesis, evaluation, and problem solving. This structure helps guide readers in the process of writing while motivating them with success even as the difficulty of assignments increases. Provides practical writing instruction. This enables a variety of readers to determine the purpose for their writing, analyze their audience, and use the organizational patterns appropriate for specific writing tasks. Presents exercises and assignments which gives developing writers necessary practice and reinforces the skills they have learned. Appropriate for any professional who wishes to improve his or her skills in business or technical writing.
I. CRITICAL THINKING AND WRITING.
1. Think Before You Write.
2. Generate and Organize Information.
3. Compose Paragraphs for Specific Purposes.
II. BASIC WRITING FORMS.
5. The Longer Message.
6. Process Description.
7. Compare and Contrast.
8. Write Persuasively.
Appendix A: Letter and Memo Formats.
Appendix B: Proposals and Progress Reports.
Appendix C: Documenting Secondary Sources.