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Strategies for Successful Writing, Concise

ISBN-10: 0205801943

ISBN-13: 9780205801947

Edition: 9th 2011

Authors: James A. Reinking, Robert von der Osten

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The authors ofStrategies for Successful Writing:, Concisestrived to achieve the same steadfast goals that have motivated from the first edition of their Strategies for Successful Writing texts: create a rhetorically-organized writing guide that combines two books into one convenient and flexible teaching tool while offering students an exceptional value. Thorough coverage of the writing process is accessible, and paired with an anthology of readings, the Concise version is priced lower to accomdate all readers.
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Book details

List price: $72.33
Edition: 9th
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/21/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 7.25" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
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 1
Strategies for Successful Reading
Orienting Your Reading
A First Reading
Additional Readings
Mastering Reading Problems
Reading to Critique
Reading Assignments Carefully
Reading as a Writer
"The Appeal of the Androgynous Man" by Amy Gross
Writing About What You Read
Planning and Drafting Your Paper
Understanding the Assignment
Zeroing In on a Topic
Gathering Information
Organizing the Information
Creating an Outline
Developing a Thesis Statement
Writing the First Draft
Planning and Drafting with a Computer
Revising and Editing Your Paper
Preparing to Revise
Considering the Whole Essay
Strengthening Paragraph Structure and Development
Sharpening Sentences and Words
Writing the Introduction and Conclusion
Selecting a Title
Peer Evaluation of Drafts
Proofreading Your Draft
Revising with a computer
Collaborative Writing
Maintaining and Reviewing a Portfolio
Paragraphs
Characteristics of Effective Paragraphs
Paragraphs with Special Functions
Chapter6 Effective Sentences
Sentence Strategies
Diction, Tone, Style
Toward Clear Diction
Toward Rhetorical Effect
Special Stylistic Techniques
Eliminating Flawed Diction
Narration: Relating Events
Purpose
Action
Conflict
Point of View
Key Events
Dialogue
Ethical Issues
Writing a Narrative
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF NARRATION: "Joy through the Tears" by Brittany Coggin
Critical Edge
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: "My Serenity" by Rachel Harvey
Critical Edge
Process Analysis: Explaining How
Kinds of Process Analysis Papers
Ethical Issues
Writing a Process Analysis
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF PROCESS ANALYSIS: "Basic Song Writing Technique" by Hannah Hill
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" by Janice Carlton
Critical Edge
Classification: Grouping into Categories
Selecting Categories
Number of Categories
Developing Categories
Ethical Issues
Writing a Classification
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF CLASSIFICATION: "Types of Video Games for Children" by Kyra Glass
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: "Differences between Korean and English" by Sunho Lee
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" by Diann Fisher
Critical Edge
Definition: Establishing Boundaries
Types of Definitions
Ethical Issues
Writing an Extended Definition
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF DEFINITION: "Rediscovering Patriotism" by Peter Wing
Critical Edge
Argument: Convincing Others
The Rational Appeal
Reasoning Strategies
The Emotional Appeal
The Ethical Appeal
Ferreting Out Fallacies
Ethical Issues
Writing an Argument
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY OF ARGUMENT: "Bottled Troubled Water" by Scott Lemanski
Critical Edge
Mixing the Writing Strategies
Why and How to Mix Strategies
Ethical Issues
Problem/Solution Report
Evaluation Report
SAMPLE ESSAY USING SEVERAL WRITING STRATEGIES: "Eating Alone in Restaurants" by Bruce Jay Friedman
Critical Edge
The Essay Examination
Studying for the Examination
Types of Test Questions
Preparing to Write
Writing the Examination Answer
Writing About Literature
The Elements of Literature
Ethical Issues
Writing a Paper on Literature
SAMPLE STUDENT ESSAY ON LITERATURE: "Scratchy Wilson: No Cardboard Character" by Wendell Stone
Reader
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Narration
"The Perfect Picture" by James Alexander Thom
"Sound and Fury" by Dan Greenburg
"Momma's Encounter" by Maya Angelou
"The Scholarship Jacket" by Marta Salinas
Description
"When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley" by John V. Young
"Assembly Line Adventure" by Lesley Hazleton
"Once More to the Lake" by E. B. White
Process Analysis
"Fast Track to Perfection" by Ian Dunbar
"Taking Carbon Down" by Caroline Golman
"Let's Get Vertical!" by Beth Wald
"Can Generation Xers Be Trained? by Shari Caudron
Illustration
"Binge Drinking: A Campus Killer" by Sabrina Rubin Erdely
"Rambos of the Road" by Martin Gottfried
"Going for Broke" by Matea Gold and David Ferrell
"The Company Man" by Ellen Goodman
Classification
"What Are Friends for?" by Marion Winik
"The Men We Carry in Our Minds" by Scott Russell Sanders
"A Tale of Four Learners" by Bernice McCarthy
"Which Stooge Are You?" by Ron Geraci
Comparison
"Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts" by Bruce Catton
"Conversational Ballgames" by Nancy Masterson Sakamoto
"Barbie Doesn't Live Here Anymore" by Mariflo Stephens
"Private Language, Public Language" by Richard Rodriguez
"Art Form for the Digital Age" by Henry Jenkins
Cause and Effect
"Old Father Time Becomes a Terror" by Richard Tomkins
"Why We Keep Stuff" by Caroline Knapp
"Why Marriages Fail" by Anne Roiphe
"Why We Flirt" by Belinda Luscombe and Kate Stinchfield
Definition
"The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet" by Laurence Shames
"The Blended Economy" by Marc Zwelling
"Krumping" by Marc Zwelling
Argument
"The Problem with Single-Payer Plans" by Ezekiel J. Emanuel
"Has Canada Got the Cure?" by Holly Dressel
"The Misguided Zeal of the Privacy Lobby" by Alan Ehrenhalt
"Halt and Show Your Papers!" by Barbara Dority
"I Have a Dream" by Martin Luther King, Jr
"A Journalist's View of Black Economics" by William Rasberry
"The Case for Amnesty" by Nathan Thornburgh
"Not Amnesty but Attrition" by Mark Krikorian
Mixing the Writing Strategies
"Supermarket Pastoral" by Michael Pollan
From "Social Bodies: Tightening the Bonds of Beauty" by Deborah A. Sullivan
"Gender Gap in Cyberspace" by Deborah Tannen
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