The Writer's Toolbox / Edition 1

The Writer's Toolbox / Edition 1

by Stuart C. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205195636

ISBN-13: 9780205195633

Pub. Date: 10/21/1996

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

This book is designed to engage readers in active and critical analysis of the processes and strategies they use to write, read, listen, speak, and think about their chosen discipline. The book is designed for readers who recognize that writing is an essential tool for learning disciplinary content and for developing professional expertise. The authors have brought…  See more details below

Overview

This book is designed to engage readers in active and critical analysis of the processes and strategies they use to write, read, listen, speak, and think about their chosen discipline. The book is designed for readers who recognize that writing is an essential tool for learning disciplinary content and for developing professional expertise. The authors have brought together not just current approaches to writing and the writing process, but useful additional tools that help readers become better readers, listeners, and speakers. For all professionals wishing to improve upon their communication skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205195633
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/21/1996
Pages:
215
Product dimensions:
5.96(w) x 8.97(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Preface for Teachers xi(4)
Introduction: Strategies for Active Learning xv
PART 1 Strategies for Clearer Writing 1(110)
1 Understanding Writing Processes
1(10)
Getting Help from Others
2(1)
Understanding Your Own Writing
3(1)
Procrastination
4(1)
A Look at Composing Processes
5(4)
Topics for Writing
9(2)
2 Purpose and Audience
11(14)
A Sense of Purpose
12(2)
A Sense of Audience
14(11)
Audience Types
14(4)
The Complexity of Audiences: A Scenario
18(3)
Audience Analysis
21(4)
3 Structure and Content
25(37)
Planning Your Writing
27(5)
Divide and Conquer
32(3)
Outline Is Not a Dirty Word
35(2)
The Obvious Components
37(17)
Beginnings
38(6)
Middles
44(8)
Ends
52(1)
Appendices
53(1)
Collecting Material from Sources
54(8)
Using Libraries and Other Repositories
54(2)
Informational Interviewing
56(6)
4 Global Revision
62(13)
Writing for the Writer versus Revising for the Reader
63(1)
Global Revision versus Local Revision
64(1)
Strategies for Reader-Based Revision
65(6)
Analyze Your Audience, Again
65(1)
Analyze Your Purpose, Again
66(1)
Write a Letter to Your Audience
67(1)
Get Feedback from a Trial Reader
67(2)
Write an Informative or Evaluative Abstract
69(1)
Analyze a Model--Good or Bad
69(1)
Develop Visual Aids for Your Reader
70(1)
Strategies for Global Revision
71(4)
Annotate or Gloss Your Text
71(1)
Use Cut and Paste
72(1)
Use Your Word Processor's Outline Feature
72(1)
Consider Your Document's Format
73(2)
5 Local Revision
75(11)
Strategies for Local Revision
76(1)
Use Your Word Processor's Tools
76(1)
Use Both Sets of Ears
76(1)
Using Revision Tools: Style Handbooks and Style Sheets
77(7)
Facts and Fallacies about Style Handbooks
78(3)
What Is a Style Sheet and Why Do I Need to Use One?
81(3)
Document Presentation: Its Reflection on You
84(2)
6 Special Writing Situations
86(15)
Preparing a Portfolio
87(7)
What Is a Portfolio and Why Might I Need One?
87(1)
Strategies for Preparing a Portfolio
88(4)
Portfolio Review Guidelines
92(2)
Writing under Pressure
94(7)
Anticipation: Strategies for Preparing
95(2)
Execution: Strategies for Writing
97(3)
Desperation: Strategies of Last Resort
100(1)
7 Collaboration
101(10)
Rewards, Risks, and Objections
102(2)
Getting Started
104(2)
Generating Material
106(2)
Collecting Material
108(1)
Revising
109(2)
PART 2 Writing Strategies for Effective Reading 111(48)
8 Understanding Reading
111(17)
How Reading Works
112(2)
The Importance of Context
114(1)
Elements of Text
115(7)
Understanding the Reader
122(5)
Background Knowledge
122(1)
Comprehension
122(1)
Habits and Attitudes
123(4)
An Addendum: Reading and the New Technologies
127(1)
9 Writing and Drawing in the Margins
128(14)
Annotating
129(4)
Visual Writing: Shifting Words to Pictures
133(9)
Model Building
133(2)
Outlining
135(4)
Flowcharting
139(3)
10 Creating Journals while Reading
142(9)
Dialectical Entries
143(2)
Resume/Curriculum Vitae
145(2)
Graphic Representations
147(4)
Genealogies
147(1)
Time Lines/Chronologies
148(3)
11 Using Abstracts for Reading
151(8)
Defining Abstracts
151(1)
Writing Informative Abstracts
152(3)
Writing Evaluative Abstracts
155(4)
PART 3 Writing Strategies for Effective Listening and Discussion 159(28)
12 Understanding Active Listening
159(14)
What Listening Is
160(2)
Essential Types of Listening
162(4)
Discriminative Listening
163(1)
Evaluative Listening
164(2)
Less Obvious Features of Listening
166(4)
Bias and Other Emotional Filters
167(1)
Physical Characteristics: Sight and Sound
168(2)
The Listening Environment
170(1)
The Roles and Characteristics of Listeners: Good and Bad
170
13 Writing and Listening
173(14)
Why Take Notes?
174(1)
Preparing for Notetaking
175(3)
Strategies for Taking Notes While Listening
178(6)
Outlining
178(3)
Re-Annotating While Listening
181(1)
Annotating Notes "On the Go"
182(1)
Capturing Visuals in Notes
183(1)
Using Other Tools for Taking Notes
184(3)
PART 4 Writing Strategies for Effective Oral Presentations 187(19)
14 Preparing Oral Presentations
187(13)
Analyzing Speaking Situations
188(3)
Writing the Presentation
191(2)
Planning the Presentation
193(1)
Illustrating the Presentation
194(4)
Practicing the Presentation
198(1)
Preparing the Presentation: A Review
199(1)
15 Strategies for Giving Effective Oral Presentations
200(6)
Setting Up
201(1)
Previewing
202(1)
Introducing Yourself and Your Purpose
203(1)
Moving through the Script
203(1)
Showing Your Expertise
204(2)
Works Cited 206

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