Strategies for Successful Writing A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook

ISBN-10: 0205689442
ISBN-13: 9780205689446
Edition: 9th 2011 (Handbook (Instructor's))
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List price: $110.60
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 1/11/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 784
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.464
Language: English

This best-selling rhetorically-organized writing guide combines four booksa rhetoric, a research guide, reader, and handbookinto one convenient and flexible teaching tool while offering the reader an exceptional value. The authors ofStrategies for Successful Writing: a Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook have strived to achieve the same steadfast goals that have motivated them from the beginning: create a rhetorically-organized writing guide that combines four books into one convenient and flexible teaching tool.

Preface
To the Student
Rhetoric
Writing: A First Look
The Purposes of Writing
The Audience for Your Writing
The Qualities of Good Writing
Writing and Ethics
Strategies for Successful Reading
Orienting Your Reading
A First Reading
Additional Readings
Mastering Reading Problems
Reading to Critique
Reading Assignments Carefully
Reading as a Writer
"The Appeal of the Androgynous Man"
Writing About What You Read
Planning and Drafting Your Paper
Understanding the Assignment
Zeroing In on a Topic
Gathering Information
Organizing the Information
Creating an Outline
Developing a Thesis Statement
Writing the First Draft
Planning and Drafting with a Computer
Revising and Editing Your Paper
Preparing to Revise
Considering the Whole Essay
Strengthening Paragraph Structure and Development
Sharpening Sentences and Words
Writing the Introduction and Conclusion
Selecting a Title
Peer Evaluation of Drafts
Proofreading Your Draft
Revising with a computer
Collaborative Writing
Maintaining and Reviewing a Portfolio
Paragraphs
Characteristics of Effective Paragraphs
Paragraphs with Special Functions
Chapter6 Effective Sentences
Sentence Strategies
Diction, Tone, Style
Toward Clear Diction
Toward Rhetorical Effect
Special Stylistic Techniques
Eliminating Flawed Diction
Narration: Relating Events
Purpose
Action
Conflict
Point of View
Key Events
Dialogue
Ethical Issues
Writing a Narrative
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF NARRATION: "Joy through the Tears"
Critical Edge
Description: Presenting Impressions
Purpose
Sensory Impressions
Dominant Impression
Vantage Point
Selection of Details
Arrangement of Details
Ethical Issues
Writing a Description
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF DESCRIPTION: "My Serenity"
Critical Edge
Process Analysis: Explaining How
Kinds of Process Analysis Papers
Ethical Issues
Writing a Process Analysis
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF PROCESS ANALYSIS: "Basic Song Writing Technique"
Critical Edge
Illustration: Making Yourself Clear
Selecting Appropriate Examples
Number of Examples
Organizing the Examples
Ethical Issues
Writing an Illustration
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF ILLUSTRATION: "If It Is Worth Doing"
Critical Edge
Classification: Grouping into Categories
Selecting Categories
Number of Categories
Developing Categories
Ethical Issues
Writing a Classification
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF CLASSIFICATION: "Types of Video Games for Children"
Critical Edge
Comparison: Showing Relationships
Selecting Items for Comparison
Developing a Comparison
Organizing a Comparison
Using Analogy
Ethical Issues
Writing a Comparison
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF COMPARISON: "Differences between Korean and English"
Critical Edge
Cause and Effect: Explaining Why
Patterns in Causal Analysis
Reasoning Errors in Causal Analysis
Ethical Issues
Writing a Causal Analysis
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF CAUSE AND EFFECT: "Why Students Drop Out of College"
Critical Edge
Definition: Establishing Boundaries
Types of Definitions
Ethical Issues
Writing an Extended Definition
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF DEFINITION: "Rediscovering Patriotism"
Critical Edge
Argument: Convincing Others
The Rational Appeal
Reasoning Strategies
The Emotional Appeal
The Ethical Appeal
Ferreting Out Fallacies
Ethical Issues
Writing an Argument
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF ARGUMENT: "Bottled Troubled Water"
Critical Edge
Mixing the Writing Strategies
Why and How to Mix Strategies
Ethical Issues
Problem/Solution Report
Evaluation Report
SAMPLE ESSAY USING SEVERAL WRITING STRATEGIES: "Eating Alone in Restaurants"
Critical Edge
The Essay Examination
Studying for the Examination
Types of Test Questions
Preparing to Write
Writing the Examination Answer
Writing About Literature
The Elements of Literature
Ethical Issues
Writing a Paper on Literature
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY ON LITERATURE: "Scratchy Wilson: No Cardboard Character"
Electronic Chapter
Business Letters and Rÿsumÿs
This chapter, enhanced with fourteen case-based business writing scenarios, appears after the
Index in the e-Book version of MyCompLab for this text. If your book did not come packaged
With access to MyCompLab and you wish to gain access, please visit www.mycomplab.com and be
Sure to specify "e-Book Version."
Research Guide
The Research Paper
Learning About Your Library
Choosing a Topic
Assembling a Working Bibliography
Taking Notes
Organizing and Outlining
Ethical Issues
Writing Your Research Paper
SAMPLE MLA STUDENT RESEARCH PAPER: "House Arrest: An Attractive Alternative to Incarceration"
Using a Computer
Documenting Sources
Preparing Proper MLA Bibliographic References
Preparing Proper APA Bibliographic References
Handling In-Text Citations
Handling Quotations
Avoiding Plagiarism
Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations
The Value of Primary Research
General Principles for Primary Research
Ethical Issues
Interviews
SAMPLE STUDENT INTERVIEW REPORT: "Budget Cuts Affect State Police: An Interview Report with Officer Robert Timmons"
Questionnaires
SAMPLE STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE: "Survey on Public Smoking"
SAMPLE STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE REPORT: "Findings from Smoking Questionnaire Distributed to Bartram College Students"
Direct Observations
SAMPLE STUDENT OBSERVATION REPORT: "Observations of an Inner-City APartment Building"
Reader
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Narration
"The Perfect Picture"
"Sound and Fury"
"Momma's Encounter"
"The Scholarship Jacket"
Description
"When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley"
"Assembly Line Adventure"
"Once More to the Lake"
Process Analysis
"Fast Track to Perfection"
"Taking Carbon Down"
"Let's Get Vertical!"
"Can Generation Xers Be Trained?
Illustration
"Binge Drinking: A Campus Killer"
"Rambos of the Road"
"Going for Broke"
"The Company Man"
Classification
"What Are Friends for?"
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds"
"A Tale of Four Learners"
"Which Stooge Are You?"
Comparison
"Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts"
"Conversational Ballgames"
"Barbie Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
"Private Language, Public Language"
"Art Form for the Digital Age"
Cause and Effect
"Old Father Time Becomes a Terror"
"Why We Keep Stuff"
"Why Marriages Fail"
"Why We Flirt"
Definition
"The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet"
"The Blended Economy"
"Krumping"
Argument
"The Problem with Single-Payer Plans"
"Has Canada Got the Cure?"
"The Misguided Zeal of the Privacy Lobby"
"Halt and Show Your Papers!"
"I Have a Dream"
"A Journalist's View of Black Economics"
"The Case for Amnesty"
"Not Amnesty but Attrition"
Mixing the Writing Strategies
"Supermarket Pastoral"
From "Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty"
"Gender Gap in Cyberspace"
Handbook
Sentence Elements
Subjects and Predicates
Complements
Appositives
Parts of Speech
Phrases and Clauses
Editing to Correct Sentence Errors
Revising Sentence Fragments
Revising Run-On Sentences and Comma Splices
Creating Subject���Verb Agreement
Achieving Pronoun���Antecedent
Agreement
Using Effective Pronoun Reference
Managing Shifts in Person
Using the Right Pronoun Case
Creating Consistency in Showing Time
Using Adjectives and Adverbs
Effectively
Placing Modifiers Correctly
Revising Dangling Modifiers
Maintaining Parallelism
Revising Faulty Comparisons
Editing to Correct Faulty Punctuation and Mechanics
Apostrophes
Commas
Semicolons
Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Colons, Dashes, Parentheses, and Brackets
Quotation Marks
Hyphens
Capitalization
Abbreviations
Numbers
Italics
Spelling
Spelling Rules
Helpful Spelling Tips
List of Troublesome Words
Glossary of Word Usage
Credits
Index
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