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Practical Stylist with Readings and Handbook

ISBN-10: 0321011821

ISBN-13: 9780321011824

Edition: 8th 1998

Authors: Sheridan W. Baker

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Based on the premise that all writing involves arguing a thesis, this classic, authoritative rhetoric presents the essential tools for writing graceful, persuasive essays. Emphasizing thesis and the structural integrity of the essay, The Practical Stylist provides a variety of organizational techniques to help students create sound essays, while the expository modes such as description, narration, and exposition are presented as strategies for supporting a thesis. Numerous essay models are provided to illustrate the principles of organization and explore the dynamics of language. A research paper chapter discusses online sources and the computerized library, and a brief handbook section provides help with grammar issues.
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Book details

List price: $112.00
Edition: 8th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 6/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 540
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

The Point of It All
Write For Your Share
Attitude
The Written Voice
The Point: Argumentation
Aiming For A Style Of Your Own
Readings The Popular Disease
Down Under
My Feet Are Killing Me, The New Yorker
How Writing Improves Speech
Suggestions For Discussion And Writing
Making a Beginning: From Subject to Thesis
Getting Set
What Shall I Write? From Subject To Thesis
Where Essays Fail
The Argumentative Edge
Sample: From Subject To Thesis
Using The Thesis In Other Ways
Suggestions For Exercise
Readings The Human Habitat
High Heels
Relinquishing Oz: Every Girl's Anti-Adventure Story
Shooting An Elephant
The Death Of The Moth
Your Paper's Basic Structure
Argument: Beginning, Middle, End
Argumentative Tactics
Acknowledging And Disposing Of The Opposition
Running Comparisons Point By Point
Suggestions For Exercise
Readings
Legalizing Drugs: Just Say Yes
An Interview With, National Review
The Second Wave Of Cocaine Addiction
Switzerland's Heroin Experiment
Can We Afford To Give Up The Drug War?
Death And Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life
Aim Higher
Paragraphs: Beginning, Middle, End
The Standard Paragraph
Beginning Paragraphs: The Funnel
Middle Paragraphs
End Paragraphs: The Inverted Funnel
The Whole Essay
Suggestions For Exercise
Readings
First Fine Careless Raptor
Renaissance In Red Beans With Rice,Stanley Crouch
The Uses Of Enchantment
Los Angeles Notebook
She Had It All
Middle Tactics: Description, Narration, Exposition
Description
Narration
Exposition
Suggestions For Exercise
Readings Description
The Spider And The Wasp
Paris: A Little Incident In The Rue De L'od�on
Recollections Of Lincoln
Narration
The Teacher Who Changed My Life
Surviving Graduation
Exposition-Setting Forth
The Measure Of The Oklahoma Kid
The Museum Of Slavery?
Exposition-Comparison
Good Life Lost
Grant And Lee: A Study In Contrasts
American Space, Chinese Place
Growing Up In America
Exposition - Classification and Definition
A Primer Of Existentialism
What Is An Idea?
Straight and Crooked Thinking: Working with Evidence
Degrees Of Evidence
Assessing The Evidence
Some Inductive Traps
Suggestions For Exercise
Readings
Fifty Ways To Lose Your Fertility
Brains And Computers
Wide Hats And Narrow Minds
The Reach Of Imagination
Writing Good Sentences