Wordsmithery: A Guide to Working at Writing / Edition 2

Wordsmithery: A Guide to Working at Writing / Edition 2

by Robert L. Jr. Root
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205270247

ISBN-13: 9780205270248

Pub. Date: 11/28/1997

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book offers an apprenticeship in composing for new writers. It presents a range of strategies that work not only for career writers, but also for people engaged in academic or work-related writing. Wordsmithery focuses on the individual elements of writing from preliminary preparation techniques to presentation to the outside world. It also

Overview

This book offers an apprenticeship in composing for new writers. It presents a range of strategies that work not only for career writers, but also for people engaged in academic or work-related writing. Wordsmithery focuses on the individual elements of writing from preliminary preparation techniques to presentation to the outside world. It also addresses issues of time management and procrastination in writing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205270248
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
11/28/1997
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
157
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Chapter 1 Wordsmithery: An Introduction
1(14)
An Overview of the Strategies and attitudes that help writers achieve success in their writing
2(13)
The Making of a Wordsmith: Sigurd Olson on Learning to Write
2(2)
The First Element of Wordsmithery: Personal Commitment
4(2)
The Second Element of Wordsmithery: Immersion in Context
6(1)
The Third Element of Wordsmithery: Assiduous String-Saving
7(1)
The Fourth Element of Wordsmithery: Discovery through Writing
8(1)
The Fifth Element of Wordsmithery: Understanding Composing Processes
9(3)
Comparing Experienced Wordsmiths and Beginning Writers: Some Advice
12(3)
Chapter 2 String-Saving
15(20)
A guide for using writing to build background, store information, rehearse language, and acquire the context for writing
16(19)
String-Savers at Work
16(2)
The Purpose of String-Saving: Recording, Responding, Rehearsing
18(2)
Forms of String-Saving
20(9)
Approaches to String-Saving
29(2)
The Wordsmith on the Word Processor: String-Saving
31(4)
Chapter 3 Starting
35(26)
A guide to preliminary strategies for planning and preparing a writing project and assessing its readiness
36(25)
The Preliminaries of a Writing Project: One Example
36(1)
Why Preliminaries Matter
37(6)
Strategies for Getting Started
43(12)
Starting an Essay: One Example
55(2)
The Importance of Preliminary Strategies for Drafting
57(1)
The Wordsmith on the Word Processor: Starting
58(3)
Chapter 4 Drafting
61(23)
A guide to strategies for composing a draft of a writing project.
61(23)
The Advantages of Readiness
61(1)
Discovery during Drafting
62(2)
The Shifting Concerns of Drafting Sessions
64(3)
Ways of Drafting
67(8)
Choosing among Drafting Strategies
75(1)
Examples of Drafting
76(5)
Drafting and Other Elements of Composing
81(1)
The Wordsmith on the Word Processor: Drafting
82(2)
Chapter 5 Revising
84(32)
A guide to reviewing and revising the ideas, organization, and language of a draft.
85(31)
The Differences between Drafting and Revising
85(2)
Approaches to Revision
87(12)
What to Attend to in Revision
99(3)
The Growth of a Research Paper
102(7)
Revising the Hitchhiker Essay
109(3)
Reaching the Final Draft
112(2)
The Wordsmith on the Word Processor: Revising
114(2)
Chapter 6 Going Public
116(13)
A guide to text preparation and packaging, readying a revised draft for another reader.
117(12)
The Importance of Separating Text Preparation from Composing
117(2)
Preparing Academic Presentation Texts
119(1)
Strategies for Preparing Presentation Text
120(3)
Getting a Background in Going Public
123(3)
The Wordsmith on the Word Processor: Going Public
126(3)
Chapter 7 Wordsmiths at Work
129(20)
A review of the strategies of wordsmithery through writing samples from work in various stages of progress
130(19)
A Wordsmith at Work: Writing about Growing Up
130(7)
A Wordsmith at Work: Writing a Research-Based Paper
137(10)
Working at Wordsmithery
147(2)
Works Cited 149(4)
Index 153

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