The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook / Edition 10

The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook / Edition 10

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by John M. Lannon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0205642896

ISBN-13: 9780205642892

Pub. Date: 11/28/2008

Publisher: Longman

This writing guide/reader/handbook demystifies writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions about audience and purpose.

Widely admired for its clear, readable style, The Writing Process focuses on writing as decision-making, with a wealth of student samples in various draft stages and a strong selection of professional

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This writing guide/reader/handbook demystifies writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions about audience and purpose.

Widely admired for its clear, readable style, The Writing Process focuses on writing as decision-making, with a wealth of student samples in various draft stages and a strong selection of professional readings to illustrate writing strategies. New chapters on workplace writing and writing essay exams are included in the Tenth Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205642892
Publisher:
Longman
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
616
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Sect. 1The Process - Planning, Drafting, Revising1
Introduction3
Ch. 1Decisions in the Writing Process9
Ch. 2Planning the Essay26
Ch. 3Drafting the Essay61
Ch. 4Revising the Essay79
Ch. 5Writing About Reading89
Sect. 2The Product - Substance, Shape, Style103
Ch. 6Achieving Worthwhile Content105
Ch. 7Shaping the Paragraphs123
Ch. 8Writing Effective Sentences158
Ch. 9Choosing the Right Words193
Sect. 3Essays for Various Goals219
Introduction221
Ch. 10Developing a Description226
Ch. 11Developing a Narrative240
Ch. 12Explaining Through Examples: Illustration256
Ch. 13Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification268
Ch. 14Explaining Each Step or Stage: Process Analysis282
Ch. 15Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause-and-Effect Analysis294
Ch. 16Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast313
Ch. 17Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition329
Ch. 18Developing a Persuasive Argument344
Ch. 19Composing Various Arguments383
Sect. 4Research and Correspondence411
Ch. 20Developing a Research Report413
Ch. 21Composing Business Letters and Memos490
Appendix: Review of Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics528
Credits573
Index575

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