Reasoning and Writing Well: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook / Edition 3

Reasoning and Writing Well: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook / Edition 3

by Betty Mattix Dietsch
     
 

ISBN-10: 076743000X

ISBN-13: 9780767430005

Pub. Date: 08/14/2002

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The

This practical and comprehensive guide to writing offers four coordinated books in one: a process-oriented rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook � all at an affordable price.

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This practical and comprehensive guide to writing offers four coordinated books in one: a process-oriented rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook � all at an affordable price.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780767430005
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
08/14/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
844
Product dimensions:
7.32(w) x 9.02(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

* - indicates material that is new to this edition
PART 1, Writing Situations and Getting Started: Early Stages of the Writing Process
CHAPTER 1, WRITING IN CONTEXT
Why Learn to Write Well?
What Is the Rhetorical Situation?
What Is The Writing Process?
A Word of Encouragement
CHAPTER 2, DIFFERENT VOICES FOR DIFFERENT OCCASIONS AND AUDIENCES
The Writer's Voice
How Casual Conversation Differs from Focused Writing
Standard and Nonstandard Usage
Where Can I Find Keys to Usage Labels and Abbreviations?
What If Dictionaries Disagree?
Three Vocabularies
Three Levels of Formality
Three Common Concerns that Affect Voice
Three Crucial Questions for Achieving an Appropriate Voice
CHAPTER 3, PREWRITING: DISCOVERING IDEAS
Overcoming Anxiety
Prewriting: Stage One of the Writing Process
Combining Invention Techniques
Gathering Information
CHAPTER 4, DRAFTING: EXPLORING IDEAS
Drafting: Stage 2 of the Writing Process
Focusing an Exploratory Draft
Drafting an Introduction
(and more...)

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