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Writing Choices

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ISBN-10: 020519818X

ISBN-13: 9780205198184

Edition: 1997

Authors: Andrew J. Hoffman

List price: $158.20
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This developmental paragraph-to-essay book seeks to empower readers by showing them that writing is a series of choices and that all aspects of the writing process are within their control as writers. All stages of the writing processfrom prewriting to revisionare introduced as the book first illustrates the rhetorical modes at the level of the paragraph and then shows how to use and combine these modes the essay level. Grammar and punctuation concerns are addressed in each chapter, as well as in an in-depth section at the end of the text. For all professionals wishing to improve upon their writing skills.
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Book details

List price: $158.20
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/30/1996
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Andrew J. Hoffman is Holcim (US) Professor of Sustainable Enterprise at the University of Michigan, with joint appointments at the Stephen M. Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and Environment. He is the author of Carbon Strategies: How Leading Companies Are Reducing Their Climate Change Footprint and other books.

All chapters includes "Journal Exercise" and "Computer Exercise"
Preface for the Instructor
Preface for the Student
Getting a Handle on Your Writing.Learning How to Write
The Decision to Write.Influences on Your Writing: Internal and External Forces
Internal Forces
Prewriting
External Forces
Purpose Audience Subject
What Can You Do Now and Why?
Reading Talking and Listening Observing
Exercise 1-1
The Gathering Process: Finding Ideas and Prewriting.The Impetus to Write.Searching for Good Ideas.The Electronic Media Bookstores and Newsstands Libraries.Prewriting Techniques.Brainstorming
Exercise 2-1
Exercise 2-2 Freewriting
Exercise 2-3 Asking Questions
Exercise 2-4 Clustering
Exercise 2-5 Outlining
Exercise 2-6 Keeping a Journal Journal Exercise.Grammar Instruction and Exercises: Capitalization and End Punctuation
The Building Blocks: Basic Structures of the Paragraph
Topic Sentences
Being Specific Being Direct Expressing a Point of View or Argument
Using a Outline to Develop Your Argument
Exercise 3-1
Exercise 3-2
Choosing Where to Place the Topic Sentence
Choosing the Topic Sentence as First Sentence
Choosing the Topic Sentence as Last Sentence
Choosing the Topic Sentence in the Middle of the Paragraph
Exercise 3-3
Coherence in Paragraphs
Exercise 3-4
Choosing Support for Your Paragraph
Choosing Factual Evidence Versus Opinion and Interpretation
Transitions
Exercise 3-5
Wrap-Up Sentences
Titles for Paragraphs
Student Writing Assignment
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Paragraphs Your Choices: Paragraphs
The Revision Process: A Student Writing Sample
Grammar Instruction and Exercises: Simple, Compound, and Complex Sentences
Telling It Like It Is: Narration, Description, and Example in Paragraphs
Why Choose Narration?
Exercise 4-1 Topic Sentences
Exercise 4-2 Support Transitions
Student Writing Assignment: Narration Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Narration Your Choices: Narration
Why Choose Description?
Exercise 4-3 Topic Sentences
Exercise 4-4 Support Transitions
Student Writing Assignment: Description
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Description Your Choices: Description
Why Choose Example?
Exercise 4-5 Topic Sentences
Exercise 4-6 Support Transitions
Student Writing Assignment: Example
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Example Your Choices: Example
Exercise 4-7
Computer Exercise
The Revision Process: A Student Writing Sample
Grammar Instruction and Exercises: Verbals
The Thing Itself: Definition and Classification Paragraphs
Journal Exercise
Choosing Words
Concrete Words Abstract Words
Why Choose Definition?
Exercise 5-1 Topic Sentences
Exercise 5-2 Support Transitions
Student Writing Assignment: Definition
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Definition Your Choices: Definition
Why Choose Classification?
Exercise 5-4 Topic Sentences
Exercise 5-5 Support Transitions
Student Writing Assignment: Classification
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Classification Your Choices: Classification
The Revision Process: A Student Writing Sample
Grammar Instruction and Exercises: Parallel Structure
Similarities and Differences: Comparison and Contrast Paragraphs
Why Choose Comparison and Contrast?
Exercise 6-1 Topic Sentences
Exercise 6-2 Support
Exercise 6-3 Transitions.Choosing Comparison-Only
Exercise 6-4
Exercise 6-5.Choosing Contrast-Only
Exercise 6-6
Exercise 6-7
Student Writing Assignment: Comparison and Contrast
Start-Up Suggestions Self-Revision Questions Peer Editing Guidelines for Comparison and Contrast Your Choices: Comparison and Contrast
The Revision Process: A Student Writing Sample
Grammar Instruction an