Writing Conventions

ISBN-10: 0321143108
ISBN-13: 9780321143105
Edition: 2008
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Description: Key Topics: Reading and Revising, Considering Audience, Purpose, Vocabulary, Genre nbsp; Key Benefit This approach helps students develop flexibility as writers by acknowledging that each new writing situation calls for different strategies,  More...

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Book details

List price: $56.80
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/27/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Key Topics: Reading and Revising, Considering Audience, Purpose, Vocabulary, Genre nbsp; Key Benefit This approach helps students develop flexibility as writers by acknowledging that each new writing situation calls for different strategies, challenging the idea that there is only one route to take through any writing project.nbsp; nbsp; Market:nbsp; General Interest; Improving Writing

Preface
Key Concepts in Writing and Reading
Composing Our Composing Processes
Posing[left and right arrow]Composing Processes of Writing
Writing Project Part 1
Responding to the Writing Situation
Using Language in Context
Material Resources of Writing
Writing Project Part 2
Expanding Your Toolkit of Composing Strategies
Some Cautions About How to Talk About Composing Processes
The writing[left and right arrow]reading[left and right arrow]thinking[left and right arrow]talking connection
Pre-writing, drafting, revision
Experimenting with Commonly Recommended Composing Strategies
Brainstorming
Proofreading
Outlining
Dictionary use, note-taking
Scrap files, note taking
Re-reading, satisficing, questioning
Collaborating
Writing Project Part 3
Conclusion
Assignments
Reading and Rereading
Writing Project Part 1
Identifying Habits of Reading
Writing Project Part 2
Reading in Academic Contexts
Writing Project Part 3
Reading to Revise and Make New Connections
Writing Project Part 4
Experimenting with Underlining and Reverse Underlining
Conclusion
Assignments
Composing Genres
Questions for Composing Genres
Writing Project Part 1 (A)
Writing Project Part 1 (B)
Strategies for Composing Genres in College
Learning an Assigned Genre's Expected Characteristics
Writing Project Part 2 (A)
Learning to Tinker with a Genre's Expected Characteristics
Writing Project Part 2 (B)
Writing Project Part 3
Conclusion
Assignments
Vocabulary: Composing the Meaning of Words
Learning a Specialized Vocabulary
The Meaning of a Word in Its Environment
Writing Project Part 1
Word Choice[left and right arrow]Thinking[left and right arrow]Living
Changes in Possibilities of Word Choice
Writing Project Part 2
Using Words Critically and Creatively
Introducing New Neighbors to an Established Word Environment
Writing Project Part 3 (A)
Researching Historical Shifts in the Meanings of Individual Words
Writing Project Part 3 (B)
Meshing the Specialized Vocabularies of Diverse Groups
Writing Project Part 3 (C)
Writing Project Part 4
Conclusion
Assignments
Audience: Composing Ways of Reading
Anticipating and Proposing an Audience
Anticipating and Proposing Ways of Reading
Getting Started: The Questions of Generic Features, Circumstances, and Past Reception
What type of writing am I expected to produce for this assignment?
Where and when is my work going to be evaluated?
What has the reaction been to similar types of writing on similar occasions?
Posing and Revising Audience When Reading and Writing
Proposing audience in writing
Writing Project Part 1
Strategies for Composing Audience
Looking at the Form of Assigned Readings
Writing Project Part 2 (A)
Imagining an Actual Reader's Response to My Writing
Writing Project Part 2 (B)
Reading a Text in a Different Context
Writing Project Part 2 (C)
Conclusion
Writing Project Part 3
Assignments
Purpose: Composing Goals When Reading and Writing
Setting General Purposes When Getting Started
Exploring Connections among Genre, Purpose, and Occasion
Assessing the Relations among Genre, Purpose, and Occasion
Writing Project Part 1
Adding and Revising Purposes When Writing
Allow Alternative Purposes to Emerge During Writing
Writing Project Part 2 (A)
Creating Breaks to Explore Alternative Purposes
Writing Project Part 2 (B)
Writing Project Part 2 (C)
Writing Project Part 3
Conclusion
Assignments
Error: Working Rules
Common Beliefs About Error
Seeing What May Be There on the Page
Proofreading Techniques
Summary of Proofreading Techniques
What to Do with What You've Seen: Working Rules
Working, Not Just Following, Rules
Matters of Agreement and Disagreement
Chapter Summary
Assignments
Selected Readings
"Social Class and the Hidden Curriculum of Work"
"How to Tame a Wild Tongue"
"If Black English Isn't a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?"
"A New Poland, No Joke"
"Little Miracles, Kept Promises"
"A Biological Homage to Mickey Mouse"
"Theme for English B"
"Language and Science: Genetics, Embryology, and the Discourse of Gene Action"
"The Historical Structure of Scientific Discovery"
"Fences Against Freedom"
"Green Malls: The Color of Money"
"Economy"
"The Bean Field"
"From a Native Daughter"
"In the Closet of the Soul"
Assignment Sequences
Assignment Sequences
Writing History
Trask's View of History Writing
Trask's Writing of History
Testing Trask's Perspective on History Writing with Silko
Considering a Different View of History Writing: Thomas Kuhn
Kuhn's Writing of History
Testing Kuhn's Perspective on History Writing
Taking Stock of History Writing
History of Your Writing
Writing Science
Thomas Kuhn's Critique of Scientific Discovery
Applying Kuhn's Critique to Kuhn's Discovery
Keller on Science and Writing
Gould as a Test Case for Scientific Writing
Expanding Research on Science Writing
Drawing Conclusions
Writing Society
Anyon and Your Schooling
Applying Anyon's Approach to Anyon's Text
Your Writing as Work
Alice Walker and the Effects of Writing on Society
Anyon's and Walker's Writing as Work on Society
Another Voice on Writing and Society: Henry David Thoreau
Your Writing as Work on Society
Language and the Self
James Baldwin on Language and the Self
Baldwin's Argument and "Little Miracles"
Trask and Baldwin on Language and the Self
Adding Hughes to the Dialogue on Language and the Self
Your Language, Your Self
Credits
Index

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