St. Martin's Guide to Writing / Edition 8

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Overview

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, by offering the most successful combination of critical reading and writing instruction available today, has helped teach nearly two million students to write effectively at the college level. The Sixth Edition features a dynamic new full-color design, including visuals, that makes the readings, the Writing Guides, and the other major sections of the book easier than ever for students to find and use. Axelrod and Cooper have thoroughly revised and updated the text, adding practical new coverage of the high-interest topics of document design, oral presentation, collaborative writing, and writing in the community, along with expanded research guidelines for both print and online sources and a variety of new readings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312446246
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 3/7/2007
  • Edition description: Eighth Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 1072
  • Product dimensions: 7.90 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

RISE B. AXELROD is director of English composition and McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence at the University of California, Riverside. 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 Composition Program at the University of California, San Bernardino.

CHARLES R. COOPER is an emeritus professor in the department of literature at the University of California, San Diego, where he served as coordinator of the Third College Composition Program, Dimensions of Culture Program, and Campus Writing Programs. He has also been co-director of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He is coeditor, with Lee Odell, of Evaluating Writing and Research on Composing: Points of Departure.


Together, they have coauthored Axelrod and Cooper’s Concise Guide to Writing and, with Allison Warriner, Reading Critically, Writing Well (Bedford/St. Martin’s).

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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
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