Scribner Handbook for Writers

ISBN-10: 0205319815

ISBN-13: 9780205319817

Edition: 3rd 2001 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)

Authors: Robert DiYanni, Pat C. Hoy

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With its unique, 8-chapter opening sequence, The Scribner Handbook for Writers, 3/e offers the most comprehensive coverage of essays and the writing process available in a college handbook. Offering accurate and comprehensive demonstrations of how writers actually write, this handbook includes a discussion of the kinds of reading and thinking required of college students in conjunction with their writing activities and is based on the authors' premise that these processes are interrelated and support each other. The first part shows key relationships among the processes of writing, reading, and thinking creatively and logically, and provides strategies for developing the ideas that will make a good essay. The coverage of essay writing is the most detailed and descriptive section on writing essays among college handbooks. Separate chapters treat writing exploratory, analytical, and argumentative essays. These chapters offer student work with an emphasis on academic writing in response to texts. To connect grammar and usage principles to good writing practice, the grammar and usage chapters offer writing hints to apply correct grammar to good writing. In addition, the book offers current coverage on research using the Internet, ESL and language issues, and writing in the disciplines and for business.
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List price: $58.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 908
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Robert DiYanni received a B.A. from Rutgers University in 1968 and a Ph.D. from the City University of New York in 1976. He has taught at Queens College of the City University of New York, New York University, Harvard University, and Pace University. He has written articles and reviews on various aspects of literature, composition, and pedagogy. He has written numerous books including The McGraw-Hill Book of Poetry, Women's Voices, Like Season'd Timber: New Essays on George Herbert, and Modern American Poets: Their Voices and Visions.

Pat C. Hoy, II, director of the Expository Writing Program and professor of English at New York University, has held appointments at the U.S. Military Academy and Harvard. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Hoy regularly teaches freshman composition and is the author of numerous textbooks and articles, including THE SCRIBNER HANDBOOK FOR WRITERS, Fourth Edition (with Robert DiYanni). His essays have appeared in SEWANEE REVIEW, VIRGINIA QUARTERLY REVIEW, AGNI, TWENTIETH CENTURY LITERATURE, SOUTH ATLANTIC REVIEW, and THE WALL STREET JOURNAL. Eight of his essays have been selected as "Notables" in Best American Essays. INSTINCT FOR SURVIVAL: ESSAYS BY PAT C. HOY II was selected as a "Notable" collection in Best American Essays of the Century. He was awarded the 2003 Cecil Woods, Jr., Prize for Nonfiction from the Fellowship of Southern Writers.

The Writing, Reading, and Thinking Connection
Writing A Way of Expressing Ideas
Becoming a Writer
An Overview of the Writing Process
Accumulating Evidence and Formulating Ideas
Assessing Audience and Purpose
Preparing to Write
Drafting and Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Critical Reading
Adjusting to Different Texts
Writing from Reading
Analyzing What You Read
Formulating an Interpretation
Interpreting a Painting
Evaluating a Text
Discussing Your Reading with Others
Reading Reflectively and Critically
Interpreting the Text: An Example
Comparing Creative and Logical Thinking
Creative Thinking Techniques
Overcoming Obstacles to Thinking
Logical Thinking
Understanding Causality
Thinking about Analogy in Arguments
Developing Ideas
Questioning Evidence to Find an Idea
Writing about Evidence to Find an Idea Drafting and Revising
Connecting Another Way to an Idea
Looking at Controversies to Find Ideas
Using Collaboration as a Way to Finding Ideas
The Essay
Audience, Purpose, and the Essay
The Exploratory Essay
Exploring by Connecting Stories of Experience
Finding and Developing an Idea from a Story
Connecting Texts with Stories of Experience
The Analytical Essay
Reading and Analyzing Texts
Developing an Analytical Essay
Putting Analysis to Other Uses
The Argumentative Essay
Purpose and Audience in Argument
Preparing to Write a Reasonable Argument
Organizing and Developing an Argumentative Essay
Developing an Argumentative Essay from Personal Experience
Developing an Argument from Sources
Avoiding Fallacies
Incorporating Sources
Selecting and Incorporating Evidence
Techniques of Incorporation
Incorporating Evidence from a Written Source and from Experience
Incorporating Evidence from a Visual Source
Guidelines for Selecting and Incorporating Evidence
Documentation An Obligation and a Means of Persuasion
Fundamentals of Paragraph Development
Creating Unified and Coherent Paragraphs
Achieving Paragraph Unity
Achieving Paragraph Coherence
Organizing Paragraphs
Developing Ideas within Paragraphs
Types and Functions of Paragraphs
Developing Beginning Paragraphs
Developing Ending Paragraphs
Developing Middle Paragraphs
Linking Paragraphs in an Essay
Basic Sentence Grammar
Recognizing Subjects and Predicates
Recognizing Objects and Complements
Recognizing and Using Phrases
Recognizing and Using Clauses
Using the Basic Sentence Patterns
Using Different Types of Sentences
Primary Verb Forms
Auxiliary Verb Forms
Regular and Irregular Verbs
Other Types of Verbs
Using Sit/Set, Lie/Lay, and Rise/Raise
Simple Tenses
Perfect Tenses
Progressive Tense
Verb Tense Sequences
Uses of the Active Voice
Uses of the Passive Voice
Nouns, Pr
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