Scenes of Writing Strategies for Composing with Genres

ISBN-10: 032106111X

ISBN-13: 9780321061119

Edition: 2004

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Based in current genre theory, this rhetoric helps students make more informed rhetorical choices and participate more effectively as writers within academic, workplace and public contexts. This new text teaches students how to use genres to assess, understand, and write within different scenes or writing situations. Discussions of writing for academic contexts cover writing analysis, argument, and research-based genres. Public and workplace writing is illustrated though discussions of other genresletters, resumes, proposals, reports. Through specific guided questions, students identify and analyze new genres and use genre knowledge to read and write their way into different situations both in and beyond the college composition course.
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Book details

List price: $105.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 608
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Writing assignments are at the end of each
Writing Within Scenes, Situations, and Genres
Understanding Scenes of Writing
Entering New Scenes
Defining Scene, Situation
Reading: "New Technologies But Still the Same Messy Business"
Reading: "My Opinion: The Shortsightedness and Exploitation of Oil Drilling"
Reading: "Alaska Environmental Bugaboos"
Putting Scene, Situation and Genre Back Together
Observing Scenes
Reading: "Ethnography of a Greyhound Track: A Study on Social Stratification and Diehards"
Strategies for Observing and Describing Scenes
Describing a Scene You Participate In
Reflecting on your Experiences of Writing within Scenes
Reading: "Inglesin the Colleges"
Using Genres to Read Scenes of Writing
Reading Scenes, Situations, and Genres
Reading the Language of a Scene
Reading: "Learning the Language"
Using Genres to Read Scenes and Situations
A Genre Analysis of the Complaint Letter
Interpreting Generic Patterns in the Complaint Letter
Sample Genre Analyses
Reading: "Sales Promotion Letters,"
Reading: "The Genre of Restaurant Menus: A Comparative Analysis,"
Practicing Genre Analysis
Turning Reading into Writing
Using Genres to Help You Write
Genres and Writing Processes
Reading: "Without Safety: Writing Nonfiction,"
Inventing with Genres
Drafting with Genres
Revising with Genres
Reading: "Meeting Spindles, or Interning at the Philadelphia Children's Zoo,"
Presentation
Putting Writing Back Together Again
Critiquing and Changing Genres
From Thinking Critically to Critiquing Genres
Reading: "For the Bride or Groom?"
Changing Genres
Reading: "Changing Forms,"
Using the Power of Genre for Change
Reading and Writing Within Academic Scenes
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