The Writing Process / Edition 11

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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.

Helps readers understand the writing process. Writing process, research process. Anyone who wants to learn to write well.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780205210091
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/17/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 11
  • Pages: 576
  • Sales rank: 270,345
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents


Section One The Process–Decisions In Planning, Drafting, and Revising

Chapter 1 Decisions in the Writing Process

Chapter 2 Decisions in Planning

Chapter 3 Decisions in Drafting

Chapter 4 Decisions in Revising

Section Two Specific Revision Strategies

Chapter 5 Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile

Chapter 6 Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers’ Access

Chapter 7 Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style

Chapter 8 Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning

Section Three Essays for Various Goals

Chapter 9 Reading and Responding to Writing

Chapter 10 Description: Writing to Help Others See

Chapter 11 Narration: Writing to Help Others Share an Experience

Chapter 12 Illustration: Writing to Provide Examples

Chapter 13 Division and Classification: Writing to Explain Parts and Categories

Chapter 14 Process Analysis: Writing to Explain Steps and Stages

Chapter 15 Causal Analysis: Writing to Explain Why Something Happened or What Will


Chapter 16 Comparison and Contrast: Writing to Explain Similarities or Differences

Chapter 17 Definition: Writing to Explain to Exact Meaning

Chapter 18 Argument: Writing to Persuade Your Readers

Chapter 19 Special Issues in Persuasion

Section Four The Research Process

Chapter 20 Thinking Critically about the Research Process

Chapter 21 Asking Questions and Finding Answers

Chapter 22 Evaluating and Interpreting Your Findings

Chapter 23 Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Your Sources, and Respecting Copyright

Chapter 24 Composing the Research Report with a Sample Report in APA Style

Chapter 25 Case Study: A Sample Research Project in MLA Style

Section Five Special Issues In Writing

Chapter 26 Writing at Work

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

Section Six A Brief Handbook

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