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

ISBN-10: 0131891952

ISBN-13: 9780131891951

Edition: 7th 2005

Authors: James A. Reinking, Robert Von der Osten

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Description:

For Freshman Composition courses. 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 students an exceptional value. Also available in an alternate version without a Handbook section.
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Book details

List price: $79.20
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 2/25/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

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 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
Developing a Thesis Statement
Writing the First Draft
Planning and Drafting with a Word Processor
Revising and Editing Your Paper
Preparing to Revise
Considering the Whole Essay
Strengthening Paragraph Structure and Development
Sharpening Sentences and Words
Proofreading Your Draft
Writing the Introduction and Conclusion
Selecting a Title
Revising with a Computer
Peer Evaluation of Drafts
Collaborative Writing
Maintaining and Reviewing a Portfolio
Narration: Relating Events
Purpose
Action
Conflict
Point of View
Key Events
Dialogue
Ethical Issues
Writing a Narrative
Sample Student Essay of Narration: The Beach Bum
CriticalEdge
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: The Big One
Critical Edge
Process Analysis: Explaining How
Kinds of Process Analysis Papers
Ethical Issues
Writing a Process Analysis
Sample Student Essay of Process Analysis: The ABCs of CPR
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: Undesirable Produce Market Customers
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: Different Shifts, Different Actions
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