Strategies for Successful Writing : A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook / Edition 7

Strategies for Successful Writing : A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook / Edition 7

by James A. Reinking, Robert VonderOsten, Robert Von der Osten
     
 

ISBN-10: 0131891952

ISBN-13: 9780131891951

Pub. Date: 02/25/2004

Publisher: Pearson

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Written in a clear, engaging style, Strategies for Successful Writing combines four books — a rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook — into one convenient, flexible, and economically priced text. Moreover

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OFFERING TEACHERS EXCEPTIONAL FLEXIBILITY;
OFFERING STUDENTS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE!

Written in a clear, engaging style, Strategies for Successful Writing combines four books — a rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook — into one convenient, flexible, and economically priced text. Moreover, our Free Words Upon Request program allows you to package a free dictionary or thesaurus with Strategies for Successful Writing, making it the best value available to students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780131891951
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
02/25/2004
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.05(d)

Table of Contents

I. RHETORIC.

 1. Writing: A First Look.
 2. Planning and Drafting Your Paper.

 3. Strategies for Successful Reading.

 4. Revising and Editing Your Paper.

 5. Narration: Relating Events.

 6. Description: Presenting Impressions.

 7. Process Analysis: Explaining How.

 8. Illustration: Making Yourself Clear.

 9. Classification: Grouping into Categories.

10. Comparison: Showing Relationships.

11. Cause and Effect: Explaining Why.

12. Definition: Establishing Boundaries.

13. Argument: Convincing Others.

14. Mixing the Writing Strategies.

15. Paragraphs.

16. Effective Sentences.

17. Diction, Tone, Style.

18. The Essay Examination.

19. Writing About Literature.

20. Business Letters and Résumés.

II. RESEARCH GUIDE.

21. The Research Paper.

22. Documenting Sources.

23. Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations.

III. READER.

Narration.

The Perfect Picture, James Alexander Thom. Sound and Fury, Dan Greenburg. Momma's Encounter, Maya Angelou. For My Indian Daughter, Lewis Sawaquat.

Description.

When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley, John V. Young. The Barrio, Robert Ramirez. Assembly Line Adventure, Lesley Hazleton. Once More to the Lake, E.B. White.

Process Analysis.

Fast Track to Perfection, Ian Dunbar. From “The Spider and the Wasp,” Alexander Petrunkevitch. Let's Get Vertical!, Beth Wald. Can Generation Xers be Trained?, Shari Caudron.

Illustration. MAHEADS = Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer, Sabrina Rubin Erdely. “Rambos of the Road,” Martin Gottfried. “Going for Broke, Matea Gold and David Ferrell. “The Company Man,” Ellen Goodman.

Classification.

What Are Friends For?, Marion Winik. The Men We Carry in Our Minds, Scott Russell Sanders. A Tale of Four Learners, Bernice McCarthy. Which Stooge Are You?, Ron Geraci.

Comparison.

Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts, Bruce Catton. Conversational Ballgames, Nancy Masterson Sakamoto. Barbie Doesn't Live Here Anymore, Mariflo Stephens. Private Language, Public Language, Richard Rodriguez. Coming Home, Marjorie Waters.

Cause and Effect.

Old Father Time Becomes a Terror, Richard Tomkins. I Refuse to Live in Fear, Diana Bletter. Why Marriages Fail, Anne Roiphe. Black Men and Public Space, Brent Staples.

Definition.

The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet, Laurence Shames. The Blended Economy, Marc Zwelling. The Insufficiency of Honesty, Stephen L. Carter. When Is It Rape?, Nancy Gibbs.

Argument.

Yes, Don't Impede Medical Progress, Virginia Postrel. Crossing Lines, Charles Krauthammer. The Misguided Zeal of the Privacy Lobby, Alan Ehrenhalt. Halt and Show Your Papers!, Barbara Dority. I Have a Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr. A Journalist's View of Black Economics, William Raspberry. Close the Borders to All Newcomers, Daniel James. Give Us Your Best, Your Brightest, Stephen Moore.

Mixing the Writing Strategies.

Blur: Cheetahs. Ranchers. Hope, Susan Zimmerman. Gender Gap in Cyberspace, Deborah Tannen. From “Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty,” Deborah A. Sullivan.

IV. HANDBOOK.

Sentence Elements.

Editing to Correct Sentence Errors.

Editing to Correct Faulty Punctuation and Mechanics.

Spelling.

Glossary of Word Usage.

Subject Index.

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