The St. Martin's Guide to Writing / Edition 10

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The best-selling college rhetoric for over 25 years, The St. Martin's Guide has achieved an unmatched record of success by providing practical innovations for the ever-changing composition course. The acclaimed step-by-step Guides to Writing offer sure-fire invention strategies to get students started, sentence strategies to get and keep students writing, and thoughtful revision strategies to help students make their writing their own. With more hands-on activities for critical reading and working with sources, greater emphasis on the rhetorical situation, a revamped design that helps students see what they need to do at a glance, and a greater variety of formats (cloth, paper, loose-leaf, and e-books), the Guide is better than ever. The print text is now integrated with e-Pages for The St. Martin's Guide, designed to take advantage of what the Web can do.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781457632501
  • Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
  • Publication date: 1/11/2013
  • Edition description: Tenth Edition
  • Edition number: 10
  • Pages: 1024
  • Sales rank: 99,749
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Rise B. Axelrod is McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside, where she was also director of English Composition. 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 (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-author, with Charles R. Cooper, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well.

Charles R. Cooper is an emeritus professor at the University of California, San Diego. He served as coordinator of the Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego, and co-director of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He advised the National Assessment of Educational Progress—Writing (1973-1981) and coordinated the development of California's first statewide writing assessment (1986-1991). He taught at the University of California, Riverside; the State University of New York at Buffalo; and the University of California, San Diego. He is co-editor, with Lee Odell, of Evaluating Writing and Research on Composing: Points of Departure, and he is co-author, with Rise Axelrod, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well.

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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
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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