St. Martin's Guide to Writing, Short Edition / Edition 11

St. Martin's Guide to Writing, Short Edition / Edition 11

by Rise B. Axelrod
ISBN-10:
1319016065
ISBN-13:
2901319016066
Pub. Date:
12/30/2015
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's

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St. Martin's Guide to Writing, Short Edition / Edition 11

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing, by offering the most successful combination of critical reading and writing instruction available today, has helped teach nearly two million students to write effectively at the college level. The Sixth Edition features a dynamic new full-color design, including visuals, that makes the readings, the Writing Guides, and the other major sections of the book easier than ever for students to find and use. Axelrod and Cooper have thoroughly revised and updated the text, adding practical new coverage of the high-interest topics of document design, oral presentation, collaborative writing, and writing in the community, along with expanded research guidelines for both print and online sources and a variety of new readings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901319016066
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 12/30/2015
Edition description: Eleventh Edition
Pages: 864
Product dimensions: 7.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Rise B. Axelrod is McSweeney Professor of Rhetoric and Teaching Excellence, Emeritus, at the University of California, Riverside, where she was also director of English Composition. She has previously been professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino; director of the College Expository Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder; and assistant director of the Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego. She is the co-author, with Charles R. Cooper, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well.

Charles R. Cooper is an emeritus professor at the University of California, San Diego. He served as coordinator of the Third College (now Thurgood Marshall College) Composition Program at the University of California, San Diego, and co-director of the San Diego Writing Project, one of the National Writing Project Centers. He advised the National Assessment of Educational Progress—Writing (1973-1981) and coordinated the development of California's first statewide writing assessment (1986-1991). He taught at the University of California, Riverside; the State University of New York at Buffalo; and the University of California, San Diego. He is co-editor, with Lee Odell, of Evaluating Writing and Research on Composing: Points of Departure, and he is co-author, with Rise Axelrod, of the best-selling textbook The St. Martin's Guide to Writing as well as The Concise Guide to Writing and Reading Critically, Writing Well.

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
1Introduction1
Part 1Writing Activities
2Remembering Events25
3Remembering People79
4Writing Profiles129
5Explaining a Concept183
6Arguing a Position237
7Proposing a Solution293
8Justifying an Evaluation351
9Speculating about Causes407
10Interpreting Stories465
Part 2Critical Thinking Strategies
11A Catalog of Invention Strategies515
12A Catalog of Reading Strategies529
Part 3Writing Strategies
13Cueing the Reader557
14Narrating573
15Describing589
16Defining601
17Classifying609
18Comparing and Contrasting617
19Arguing623
Part 4Research Strategies
20Field Research641
21Library and Internet Research655
22Using and Acknowledging Sources693
Part 5Writing for Assessment
23Essay Examinations739
24Writing Portfolios759
Part 6Writing and Speaking to Wider Audiences
25Designing Documents767
26Oral Presentations793
27Working with Others799
28Writing in Your Community805
Handbook
Sentence Boundaries6
Grammatical Sentences12
Effective Sentences31
Word Choice48
Punctuation58
Mechanics86
ESL Troublespots105
Review of Sentence Structure116
Glossary of Frequently Misused Words133
Author and Title Index1
Subject Index5
Index for ESL Writers27

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