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The Write Stuff: Thinking through Essays equips developing writers with the critical thinking skills they need to interpret and analyze information and express their ideas clearly and logically in writing.

As early as Chapter 1, author Marcie Sims defines critical thinking and goes on to explain the meaning and function of specific critical thinking terms and tools throughout the book. This element of critical thinking was something that Sims found missing in developmental writing texts currently available. Reaching beyond the usual writing instruction found in other texts, Sims gets to the core of developing the writer, which is to develop the writer as a thinker-writer. This approach to writing provides students with the basic tools for writing well-organized and developed essays that are grammatically and mechanically correct.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780134036731
Publisher: Pearson
Publication date: 08/03/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 704
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Part I Critical Thinking Skills 1

Introduction to Part I 1

Critical Thinking in Reading and Writing 2

Critical Thinking and Reading Techniques 22

Paraphrase, Summary, and Analysis 44

Part II Writing Expository Paragraphs and Essays 58

Introduction to Part II 58

Writing Expository Paragraphs 59

The Building Blocks of Essays 82

The Process of Drafting an Essay 103

Part III Writing and Critical Thinking in the Modes 142

Introduction to Part III 142

Narration and Description 145

Process 175

Classification 197

Definition 221

Example and Illustration 241

Cause and Effect 263

Comparison and Contrast 287

Argument and Persuasion 308

Timed In-Class Essays and Essay Exams 335

Part IV Using Sources 345

Introduction to Part IV 345

Using Sources with Integrity 346

Writing Essays about Visuals 384

Writing Essays about Readings 402

Part V Sentence Constructions and Common Sentence Errors 463

Introduction to Part V 463

Sentence Parts 464

Sentence Variety 501

Correcting Major Sentence Errors 515

Part VI Handbook of Grammar, Mechanics, and Style 534

Introduction to Part VI 534

Comma, Semicolon, and Colon 535

Other Punctuation 558

Correcting Common Shift and Construction Errors 582

Spelling and Mechanics 607

Tone, Style, and Word Choice 649

Vocabulary in Context 665

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