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
     
 

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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

Section 1: The Process - Decisions in Planning, Drafting, and Revising

Introduction

1 - Decisions in the Writing Process

2 - Decisions in Planning

3 - Decisions in Drafting

4 - Decisions in Revising

Section 2 - Specific Revision Strategies

Introduction

5 - Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile

6 - Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers' Access

7 - Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style

8 - Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning

Section 3: Essays for Various Goals

Introduction

9 - Decisions about Reading for Writing

10 - Helping Others See: Description

11 - Helping Others Share and Experience: Narration

12 - Providing Examples: Illustration

13 - Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification

14 - Explaining Steps and Stages: Process Analysis

15 - Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause and Effect Analysis

16 - Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast

17 - Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition

18 - Using Multiple Strategies in a Persuasive Argument

19 - Special Issues in Persuasion

Section 4: The Research Process

Introduction

20 - Thinking Critically about the Research Process

21 - Asking Questions and Finding Answers

22 - Evaluating and Interpreting Your Findings

23 - Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Your Sources, and Avoiding Violations of Copyright

24 - Composing the Research Report with Sample Research Report in APA Style

25 - Case Study - A Sample Research Report in MLA Style

Section 5: Special Issues in Writing

26 - Writing at Work

27 - Taking Short-Answer, Paragraph, and Essay Exams

Section 6: A Brief Handbook

Appendix A: English as a Second Language

Appendix B: Formay Guildines for Submitting Your Manuscript

Credits

Index

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