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Writing and Revising A Portable Guide

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ISBN-10: 0312454589

ISBN-13: 9780312454586

Edition: N/A

Authors: Marcia F. Muth, X. J. Kennedy, Dorothy M. Kennedy

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In response to requests from instructors and students for a concise and affordable writing guide,Writing and Revisingoffers a true alternative to larger and more expensive texts. Adapted from the successfulThe Bedford Guide for College Writers, it's flexible enough to be used in a variety of courses, as a classroom text or as a quick reference. Whether students are writing brief papers or more complicated essays drawing on multiple sources,Writing and Revisingcan help.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 12/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Widely anthologized, Kennedy's poetry may not be as influential among contemporary poets as others' because of his preference for, in his words, "old-fangled structures most poets have junked these days." As Kennedy's comments on his verse suggest, his poetry is witty, concise, and unpretentious. His subject matter is drawn from the everyday including his Catholic background and middle-class suburban life. Yet his concerns can be profound including death, violence, suicide, and Genesis.

Writing Processes
Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking
A Process of Writing
A Spotlight on Audience and Purpose
Remembering What Matters Most
Reading Processes
A Process of Critical Reading
Preparing to Read
Reading on Literal and Analytical Levels
Critical Thinking Processes
A Process of Critical Thinking
A Spotlight on Evidence
Strategies for Generating Ideas
Discovering Ideas
Getting Ready to Write
Strategies for Planning
Shaping Your Topic for Your Audience and Your Purpose
Stating and Using a Thesis
Organizing Your Ideas
Strategies for Drafting
Starting and Restarting
Writing an Opening
Writing a Conclusion
Achieving Coherence
Strategies for Developing
Giving Examples
Providing Details
Drawing on Experience
Observing a Scene
Conversing and Interviewing
Reasoning Inductively and Deductively
Analyzing a Subject
Analyzing a Process
Dividing and Classifying
Comparing and Contrasting
Identifying Causes and Effects
Adding Visual Evidence
Strategies for Revising
Re-viewing and Revising
Working with a Peer Editor
Revising for Emphases, Conciseness, and Clarity
A Sample Student Revision
Strategies for Editing and Proofreading
Quick Editing Guide
Strategies for Arguing
Developing an Argument
Presenting Your Argument
Strategies for Integrating Sources
Selecting Supporting Evidence for Your Writing
Capturing, Launching, and Citing Source material
Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style
Citing and Listing Sources in APA Style