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Writer's Way

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ISBN-10: 0618133895

ISBN-13: 9780618133895

Edition: 5th 2002

Authors: Jack Rawlins

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List price: $47.96
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 8/14/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.13" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Jack P. Rawlins (PhD, Yale University) is Professor of English at the California State University in Chico, where he has taught courses in composition, language education, linguistics, and literature. Writing in the areas of composition pedagogy, Victorian literature, science fiction, and university governance, he has been published by the University of California Press, the Southern Illinois University Press, COLLEGE ENGLISH, STUDIES IN ENGLISH LITERATURE, and NEWSWEEK.

Contents I. Introduction to Writing 1. Learning to Write Learn Like a Baby The Eleven Blinders The Four Basics Why Explaining Language Doesn't Work What Good Is a Composition Class? What Good Is This book? How Can I Write Well Now? Writer's Workshop: What Helps, What Doesn't Exercises 2. What Makes Writing Good? What Good Writing Isn't What Good Writing Is: The Sense of Audience It Really Works: Two Proofs Writer's Workshop: The Reader's Dialogue Exercises II. Planning and Drafting 3. Getting Started, Part 1: Finding Something to Write About Where Do Good Essays Come From? Five Principles for Getting Good Ideas Writing from Rage Writer's Workshop: Finding Essays in Your Life Exercises 4. Thesis, Purpose, Audience, and Tone Topic Thesis Purpose Audience Tone Purpose and Audience Tell You How to Write Writer's Workshop: Revising for Thesis, Audience, and Purpose Exercises 5. Getting Started, Part 2: From First Thoughts to Drafts Defeating Writer's Block Exercises III. Revising and Editing 6. Organization, Part 1: Mapping and Outlining The Spirit of Revising Organizing Three Tools Exercises 7. Organization Part 2: Abstracting Transition and Readers Transition and Connectors Abstracting Paragraphing Exercises 8. Beginning, Ending, and Titling Beginnings Conclusions Titling Exercises 9. Making the Draft Longer or Shorter Making It Shorter Making It Longer Writer' Workshop: Expanding Essays Exercises 10. Peer Feedback Rules for Readers Rules for Writers Peer Editing in Groups Peer Editing for Mechanics and Grammar Peer Editing in Cyberspace Writer's Workshop: Peer Editing a Peer-Editing Session 11. Rewriting for Style Style as Clothing How to Master a Style: Three Steps Sentence Length Latinate Diction Concretion Exercises 12. Editing Getting the Editing Attitude "Grammar" Punctuation Spelling The Worst That Can Happen to You Following Format Proofreading Exercises 13. Publishing What, Me Publish? Ways to Go Public Preparin a Manuscript for Submission Exercises IV. Modes of Writing 14. Personal Writing Show, Don't Tell Choosing an Effect Does Personal Writing Have a Thesis? Writer's Workshop: Concretizing Abstract Generalizations Exercises 15. Writing to Inform What's Informative Writing? The Three Challenges Eight Teaching Tips Writer's Workshop: The Eight in Action Exercises 16. Writing an Argument, Part 1: Thinking It Through What's an Argument? Finding an Argumentative Prompt Thinking It Through vs. Selling the Case How to Think Writer's Workshop: Using the Tools Exercises 17. Writing an Argument, Part 2: Selling the Case Define Your Objectives Realistically Establish a Positive Relationship with Your Audience Find a Dynamic Structure Writer's Workshop: Using Models Exercises V. Academic Writing 18. Writing in School Applying Our Concepts to College Essays Imagine a Real Reader 19. Writing on Literature Purpose and Audience What to Write About Thesis and Topic Critical Approaches The Opening Paragraph Quotations Page References Tense 20. Writing in the Sciences Audience and Purpose Structure: the Lab Report 21. Essay Tests The Universals Subject Tests Literacy Tests 22. Collaborative Writing How to Make the Collaborative Experience Work for You Typical Collaborative Work Schedule 23. Research Using the Library Researching from a Terminal 24. Using Sources Summary and Paraphrase Quotation Documentation Model Citations Exercises 25. The Research Paper Setting Yourself a Good Task Getting Things Organized Format Graphics A Model Research Paper VI. A Treasury of Essays Personal Essays Informative Essays Argumentative Essays Academic Essays