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The Student Writer: Editor and Critic / Edition 8

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Overview

The Student Writer: Editor and Critic, Fourth Edition, a rhetoric with readings, emphasizes a balanced approach to process and product. The Student Writer helps students to discover their own writing process and guides them through the revision process. Many strategies are presented for idea generation, organizing, drafting, revising, editing and proofreading. Students works with various techniques and find which ones work best for them. Some Special Features of the Fourth Edition include over one-third new and professional essays are integrated throughout the text as models for students; new "Composing at the Computer" sections highlight strategies for many student writers in the nineties; expanded chapter on persuasion now includes argumentation; and fresh new design heightens clarity for students.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073383804
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 7/15/2009
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 8
  • Pages: 720
  • Sales rank: 896,739
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

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Table of Contents

1 Shaping Topics and Discovering Ideas 3
2 Structuring the Essay 27
3 From Ideas to Essay 61
4 Revising for Sentence Effectiveness 95
5 Description 127
6 Narration 152
7 Illustration 179
8 Process Analysis 201
9 Comparison-Contrast 223
10 Cause-and-Effect Analysis 249
11 Definition 270
12 Classification 288
13 Argumentation-Persuasion 309
14 Writing in Response to Reading 336
15 Research Writing 366
16 Editing for Word Choice 403
17 Editing for Sentence Fragments 417
18 Editing for Run-On-Sentences and Comma Splices 421
19 Editing for Subject-Verb Agreement and Tense Shift 426
20 Editing for Problems with Pronouns 433
21 Editing for Problems with Modifiers 446
22 Editing for Punctuation 450
23 Editing for Mechanics 470
App. 1 Solving Writing Problems 477
App. 2 A Student Essay in Progress 481
Index 489
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