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    Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers

    ISBN-10: 0205802109
    ISBN-13: 9780205802104
    Author(s): Stephen Reid
    Description: The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writersfocuses on writing for a variety of purposes in a rhetorical situation. Although audience, context, and writing situation are important, a writerrsquo;s purpose should be and has always been the  More...
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    Edition: 9th
    Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 432
    Size: 7.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
    Weight: 1.694
    Language: English

    The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writersfocuses on writing for a variety of purposes in a rhetorical situation. Although audience, context, and writing situation are important, a writerrsquo;s purpose should be and has always been the focal point of the sequence of assignments. The Prentice Hall Essential Guidebegins with observing and remembering, which are personally important to the writer. It then turns to more reader-based, academic purposes, including critical reading, expository writing, and argumentative writing. Each chapter in this sequence is self-contained, with introductions, guidelines, professional and student models, writing process advice, research tips, revising guidelines, peer review questions, and postscript reflections on the assignment.

    Thematic Contents
    Preface
    Credits
    Writing Myths and Rituals
    Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice
    Place, Time, and Tools
    Energy and Attitude
    Keeping a Journal
    Reading Entries Write-to-Learn Entries Writing Entries
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing
    The Rhetorical Situation
    Elements of the Rhetorical Situation
    The Writer the Occasion Purpose Audience Genre Context
    Why the Rhetorical Situation Is Important
    Purposes for Writing
    Writer-Based Purposes
    Subject- and Audience-Based Purposes
    Combinations of Purposes
    Subject, Purpose, and Thesis
    Purpose and Audience
    Audience Analysis
    Purpose, Audience, and Genre
    Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation
    Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays
    "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl" by Elizabeth Wong
    "I'm OK, but You're Not" by Robert Zoellner
    Dimensions of the Writing Process
    Collecting
    Shaping
    Drafting
    Revising
    The Whole Process
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising
    From the Rough Draft of "The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson
    Observing
    Techniques for Writing About Observations
    Observing People
    Observing Places
    Observing Objects
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Take This Fish and Look at It" by Samuel H. Scudder
    Observing: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Observing
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Sketching Taking Double-Entry Notes Answering Questions Freewriting
    Shaping
    Spatial Order Chronological Order Comparison/Contrast Definition Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy Title, Introduction, and Conclusion
    Drafting
    Reread Journal Entries and Notes Reobserve Your Subject Reexamine Purpose, Audience, Dominant Idea, and Shape Create a Draft
    Revising
    Gaining Distance and Objectivity Rereading and Responding to Your Readers Guidelines for Revision Genre Context
    Peer Response
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Permanent Tracings" by Jennifer Macke (student)
    Remembering
    Techniques for Writing About Memories
    Remembering People
    Remembering Places
    Remembering Events
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Cÿsar Chàvez Saved My Life" by Daniel "Nene" Alejandrez
    Remembering: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Remembering
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Shaping
    Genre Chronological Order Comparison/Contrast Image Voice and Tone Persona Dialogue Title, Introduction, and Conclusion
    Drafting
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Peer Response
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "The Wind Catcher" by Todd Petry (student)
    Reading
    Techniques for Analyzing and Responding to Texts
    Critical Reading Strategies
    Double-Entry Log Critical Rereading Guide
    Guidelines for Class Discussion
    Summarizing and Responding to an Essay
    "Teach Diversity���with a Smile" by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Summarizing
    Summary of "Teach Diversity���with a Smile"
    Responding
    Types of Responses Kinds of Evidence
    Response to "Teach Diversity���with a Smile"
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Letter to America" by Margaret Atwood
    Casebook on Responses to Climate Change
    "The Rise of Renewable Energy" by Daniel M. Kammen
    "50 Things You Can Do"
    Reading and Writing Processes
    Assignment for Reading/Writing
    Choosing a Subject
    "Teaching Tolerance in America" by Dudley Erskine Devlin
    Collecting
    Text Annotation Reading Log
    Shaping
    Avoiding Plagiarism
    Summary Shaping
    Description Paraphrase Direct Quotation Avoiding Plagiarism
    Sample Summaries
    Response Shaping
    Analyzing Agreeing/Disagreeing Interpreting and Reflecting
    Outlines for Summary/Response Essays
    Drafting
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Peer Response
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Letter to Margaret Atwood" by Dean C. Swift (student)
    Analyzing and Designing Visuals
    Techniques for Analyzing Visuals
    Analyzing Visuals
    Composition Focal Point Narrative Themes
    Analyzing Visuals with Text
    Analyzing Visuals in Context
    "Progress or Not" by Jonathan Alter
    "Who's a Looter?" by Tania Ralli
    Analyzing the Genre of the Visual
    Rhetorical Appeals to the Audience
    Appeal to Reason Appeal to Emotion Appeal to Character and Credibility Combined Appeal in an Ad
    Techniques for Designing Visuals
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Analysis of RosettaStone Ad" by Sarah Kay Hurst (student)
    Processes for Analyzing and Designing Visuals
    Assignment for Analyzing Visuals
    Assignment for Designing Visuals
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Shaping
    Analysis Focused on the Visual
    "Triple Self-Portrait" by Charles Rosen and Henri Zerner
    Analysis Focused on the Social Context
    "Out of the Picture on the Abortion Ban" by Ellen Goodman
    Analysis Focused on the Story
    "Coming Home" by Carolyn Kleiner Butler
    Drafting
    Peer Response
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Some Don't Like Their Blues at All" by Karyn M. Lewis (student)
    Explaining
    Techniques for Explaining
    Explaining What: Definition
    Explaining How: Process Analysis
    Explaining Why: Causal Analysis
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "How to Take Control of Your Credit Cards" by Suze Orman
    Explaining: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Explaining
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Questions Branching Observing Remembering Reading Investigating
    Research Tips
    Shaping
    Audience and Genre Definition and Classification Example Voice and Tone Chronological Order and Process Analysis Causal Analysis Introduction and Lead-In Lead-In, Thesis, and Essay Map Paragraph Transitions and Hooks Body Paragraphs
    Tips for Integrating Images
    Drafting
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Peer Response
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "White Lies: White-Collar Crime in America" by Chris Blakely (student)
    Evaluating
    Techniques for Writing Evaluations
    Evaluating Commercial Products or Services
    "The Hybrid Grows Up," by Consumer Reports
    Evaluating Works of Art
    "'American Gothic,' Pitchfork Perfect" by Paul Richard
    Evaluating Performances
    "Slumdog Millionaire" by Manohla Dargis
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Today's Special" by David Sedaris
    Evaluating: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Evaluating
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Observing Remembering Reading Investigating
    Shaping
    Audience and Genre Analysis by Criteria Comparison and Contrast Chronological Order Causal Analysis Title, Introduction, and Conclusion
    Research Tips
    Peer Response
    Drafting
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Vulgar Propriety" by Courtney Klockeman (student)
    Problem Solving
    Techniques for Problem Solving
    Demonstrating That a Problem Exists
    Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "Should Educators Use Commercial Services to Combat Plagiarism?" by John Barrie and Rebecca Moore Howard
    "The Argument Culture" by Deborah Tannen
    Problem Solving: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Problem Solving
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Identify and Focus on the Specific Problem Demonstrate That the Problem Needs a Solution Discover Possible Solutions Evaluate Possible Solutions Convince Your Readers Answers Possible Objections List Possible Steps for Implementation Observing Remembering Reading and Investigating
    Research Tips
    Shaping
    Genres for Problem Solving Outlines for Problem Solving Causal Analysis Criteria Analysis Chronological Order
    Drafting
    Peer Response
    Revising
    Guidelines for Revision
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Can Citizen Journalism Pick Up the Pieces?" by Adam Richman (student)
    Arguing
    Techniques for Writing Arguments
    Claims for Written Argument
    Claims of Fact or Definition Claims about Cause and Effect Claims about Value Claims about Solutions or Policies
    Appeals for Written Argument
    Appeal to Reason Appeal to Character Appeal to Emotion Combined Appeals
    Rogerian Argument
    The Toulmin Method of Argument
    Example of a Toulmin Analysis Using the Toulmin Model
    Warming Up: Journal Exercises
    "The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?" by Cathleen A. Cleaver
    Casebook on Wikipedia
    Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth" by Simson L. Garfinkel
    Why You Can't Cite Wikipedia in My Class" by Neil L. Waters
    Professors Should Embrace Wikipedia" by Mark A. Wilson
    Arguing: the Writing Process
    Assignment for Arguing
    Choosing a Subject
    Collecting
    Remembering Observing Investigating
    Analyzing Statistics
    Shaping
    List "Pro" and "Con" Arguments Draw Circle of Alternative Positions Outlines for Arguments Developing Arguments
    Research Tips
    Drafting
    Revising
    Revision Guidelines Revising Fallacies in Logic
    Peer Response
    Postscript on the Writing Process
    "Standardized Tests: Shouldn't We Be Helping Our Students?" by Eric Boese (student)
    Chapter 11Researching
    Techniques for Researching
    Using Purpose, Audience and Genre as Guides
    Know Your Purpose / Accommodate Your Audience / Consider Your Genre
    Using the Best Sources: Currency, Reliability, and Relevance
    Warming Up: Journal Exercise
    Maintaining Your Voice and Purpose: Effectively Incorporating Sources
    Documenting Your Sources
    Research Processes
    Developing a Research Strategy
    Recording Bibliographic Information
    Using Primary and Secondary Sources
    Noting the Source's Relevance, Reliability, and Currency
    Choosing and Evaluating Sources
    The 21st Century Library: Physical and Online Sources Online Database Sources Open Web Sources
    Writing Processes
    Avoiding Plagiarism
    Citing Sources in Your Text
    Documenting Sources
    In-Text Documentation: MLA Style Works Cited List: MLA Style In-Text Documentation: APA Style References List: APA Style
    "Foreign Language Study: An American Necessity" by Kate McNerny (student) (MLA Format Research Paper)
    Index

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