Working Writer

ISBN-10: 0132278960
ISBN-13: 9780132278966
Edition: 5th 2007 (Revised)
Authors: Toby Fulwiler
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List price: $115.60
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.20" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

For first-year writing courses, and other courses with an emphasis on the writing process. nbsp; The Working Writernbsp;is a brief, process-oriented writing guide, including a combination of purposes and genres.nbsp;nbsp;The author stresses the importance of building students confidence through finding their own voice in writing, using journaling and other strategies. The Working Writer has more coverage of research than any other brief rhetoric.

Preface
The Elements of Composition
Why Writing Matters
Why Is Writing Hard?
What Surprises Are in Store?
Why Is Writing So Important?
What the Seniors Advise
Reading Texts Critically
Understanding Written Texts
Reading Critically
Reading and Writing
Reading Images Critically
The Elements of Visual Composition
Images of Persuasion
Adding Images to Your Writing
The Elements of Composition
Writing for a Purpose
Addressing Audiences
Finding a Voice
Analyzing Voice
The Writing Process
Keeping Journals
Characteristics of Journals
Using Journals in College
Experimenting with Journals
Letters from Journals
Strategies for Starting
Brainstorming
Freewriting
Loop Writing
Asking Reporters' Questions
Outlining
Clustering
Starting a Dialogue
Sharing and Responding
Sharing Your Writing
Giving Helpful Responses
Responding in Writing
Responding Through Conferences
Responding in Writing Groups
Responding Electronically
Writing Essays
Reflecting on Experience
Character (Who)
Subject (What)
Setting (Where)
Sequence (When)
Theme (Why)
Perspective (How)
Shaping the Whole Paper
Profiling Self and Others
Writing Autobiography
Writing a Language Autobiography
Composing a Career Profile
Sample Snapshot Autobiography
Profiling People
Shaping the Whole Paper
Explaining Things
Writing to Explain
Finding a Topic
Developing a Thesis
Using Strategies to Explain
Organizing with Logic
Maintaining a Neutral Perspective
Shaping the Whole Paper
Arguing For and Against
Writing to Change People's Minds
Finding an Issue
Analyzing an Issue
Taking a Position
Developing an Argument
Organizing a Position Paper
Shaping the Whole Paper
Interpreting Texts
Writing to Interpret
Exploring a Topic
Identifying Interpretive Communities
Developing an Interpretation
Glossary of Literary Terms
Shaping the Whole Papers
Writing Creative Nonfiction
Lists
Snapshots
Playful Sentences
Repetition/Refrain
Double Voice
Collage
Electronic Style
Writing Essay Examinations
Best Strategies
Good Answers
Tricks of the Essay-Answer Trade
Revising and Editing
Strategies for Revision
Understanding Revising
Asking Revision Questions
Using Revision Strategies
Focused Revision
Limiting
Adding
Switching
Transforming
Experimentation versus Convention
Openings and Closings
Openings
Closings
Finding the Title
Working Paragraphs
The Work of Paragraphs
Writing Well-Organized Paragraphs
Helping the Reader
Transitions Between Paragraphs
Working Sentences
Editing for Clarity, Style, and Grace
The Work of Sentences
Concrete Nouns
Action Verbs
Modifiers
Pleasing Rhythms
Important Points
Wordy Sentences
Cliches
Passive Constructions
Biased Language
Proofreading
Punctuating Sentences
Period
Question Mark
Exclamation Point
Comma
Semicolon
Colon
Apostrophe
Quotation Marks
Parentheses
Dashes
Ellipsis Points
Brackets
Portfolios and Publishing
Designing Documents for Publication
Preparing Writing Portfolios
Publishing Class Books
Designing Web Pages
Research Across the Disciplines
Writing and Research Across the Disciplines
How the Disciplines Differ
What the Disciplines Have in Common
Strategies for Conducting Research
Practical Research
The Research Process
Research Topics
Thesis-Based Research
A Research Log
A Research Plan
Conducting Library Research
Learning Your Library
Guiding Information
Taking Notes
Evaluating Library Sources
Conducting Internet Research
Using Multiple Search Engines
Narrowing Your Web Search
Keeping a Research Log
Printing Hard Copy of Web Pages
Bookmarking Favorite Sites
Investigating Nonprofit Sites
Using E-mail to Conduct Long-Distance Interviews
Evaluating Web Sources
Testing a Web Site
Conducting Field Research
Planning Field Research
Interviewing
Conducting Surveys
Observing
Evaluating Field Sources
Interviews
Site Visits
Working with Sources
Controlling Sources
Organizing and Synthesizing Sources
Integrating Information
Integrating Quotations
Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Avoiding Plagiarism
Writing for the World at Large
Business Letters
Resumes
Cover Letters
Memos
e-mail
Letters to the Editor
Reports
Newsletters
Brochures, Pamphlets, Posters, and Flyers
Documenting Sources: MLA
The Role of Documentation in Textual Study
Documenting Sources: MLA Style
In-Text Citations
Endnotes and Footnotes
Works Cited List
Databases Online Sources
Documenting Other Sources
Research Essay: MLA Style
Documenting Sources: APA
The Aims of Writing in the Social Sciences
Common Forms of Writing in the Social Sciences
Documentation and Format Conventions: APA Guidelines
Informational Research Paper: APA Style
Photo Credits
Index

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