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ISBN-10: 061831847X

ISBN-13: 9780618318476

Edition: 14th 2004

Authors: Joseph F. Trimmer

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"Writing with a Purpose" has always been distinguished by its emphasis on the role of purpose in the writing process, its comprehensive coverage for first-year writing, and its effective use of examples and exercises. Designed as a four-in-one (rhetoric, reader, research guide, handbook) for one- and two-semester composition courses, this respected and reliable text has helped train countless students. The Fourteenth Edition includes streamlined coverage to allow for expanded material on such critical topics as research and argumentation. A technology program, "Writing with a Purpose Online," allows students to access writing guidance as needed while drafting and revising.
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Book details

List price: $159.95
Edition: 14th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 10/2/2003
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 640
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.706

The Writing Process
Toward Purposeful Writing
The Writer's Environment and Habits
The Stages of the Writing Process Making Decisions in the Writing Process
Selecting Your Subject Analyzing Your
Audience Guidelines for selecting your subject Guidelines for analyzing your audience
Determining Your Purpose Forming a Working Purpose: The Hypothesis Testing
Your Hypothesis: The Discovery Draft Purpose and Thesis Guidelines for determining your purpose
Coordinating Decisions in the Writing Process Seeing with a Purpose Readings
Becoming a Writer
Brandon's Clown Writing Assignments
Planning Strategies and Your Journal Keeping a Journal on your computer
Listing on your computer Freewriting on your computer
Speculating on your computer Interviewing on your computer
Reading on your computer
A Final Word about Planning Readings
On Keeping a Journal
The Five Rings Writing Assignments
The Scratch Outline Drafting a Hypothesis
The Discovery Draft
The Descriptive Outline Composing an Effective
Thesis Preparing a Formal Outline
Drafting on your computer
A Final Word about Drafting Readings
Comforting Thoughts
A Man with All Reasons Writing Assignments
Revising Looking to Revise Reading to Revise
Revision Agenda Revising: A Case Study
Revising on your computer
A Final Word about Revising Readings
Andy Rooney, New Products
The Coupon Conspiracy (4th Draft) Writing Assignments
Designing Conventions of MLA and APA Style Elements of Design
Typeface Graphics Color and White Space Principles of Design Proximity
Alignment Repetition Contrast Headings Breaking the Rules
Designing with Your Computer Readings
Michael Rock, Since When Did USA Today Become the National Design Ideal?
The Telephone Paradox Writing Assignments
Writing Structures
Common Methods of Development Narration: What Happened?
Description: What Does It Look Like?
Process Analysis: How Do You Do It?
Comparison: How Is It Similar or Different?
Classification: What Kind of Subdivision Does It Contain?
Definition: How Would You Characterize It?
Causal Analysis: Why Did It Happen?
Exploring methods of development on your computer Readings
Watching Whales Writing Assignments
Argument Planning: Investigating the Argument
Drafting: Organizing the Argument
Revising: Eliminating Fallacies Composing an argument on your computer
Who Controls Information? (Our Side) Writing Assignments
Paragraphs: Units of Development
The Requirements of Topical
Paragraphs Special Paragraphs Revising
Topical Paragraphs Revising Special
Paragraphs Composing paragraphs on your computer
Family: The One Social Glue
La Frontera Writing Assignments
Sentences: Patterns of Expression
Expanding and Combining Sentences
Types of Sentences and Their Effects
Revising Sentences Three Pieces of Advice on Sentence Variety
Composing sentences on your computer
Excerpts from a Painter's Studio Notes
The Knife Writing Assignments
Diction: The Choice of Words Denotation and Connotation
Three Qualities of Effective Diction Revising
Diction Correcting Diction on your computer
The Microscope
Total Eclipse Writing Assignments
Tone and Style Tone Style
Guidelines for revising your style
Checking your tone and style on your computer
Third World Driving Hints and Tips
Prague Writing Assignments
Writing Research
Planning the Research Paper
Understanding the Assignment Making a Schedule
Selecting a Subject Finding Sources Evaluating
Sources Guidelines for evaluating sources Taking
Notes Planning your research paper on your computer Writing Assignments
Writing the Research Paper Organizing a Preliminary
Outline Developing a Thesis Writing the First Draft
Creating the Introduction Quoting Sources Documenting
Sources Notes Listing or Evaluating
Sources or Referring to Additional
Sources Listing Sources: Sample Entries
Designing the Final Draft (MLA Style)
Writing your research paper on your computer
Sample Student Research Paper Writing Assignments
Readings with a Purpose
Writing Strategies Strategy One: Narration and Description
Inside and Out Andre Dubus
Digging Questions about Strategy
Strategy Two: Process Analysis
Anatomy of a Garage Band Barbara Ehrenreich, Selling in Minnesota
Strategy Three: Comparison and Contrast
Same Goal/Different Plan
The Golden Spike
Strategy Four: Division and Classification
Television Did It First: Ten Myths About "New" Media
Strategy Five: Definition
Attention! Multitaskers
Strategy Six: Causal
Only Child Policy
Changing History
Strategy Seven: Argument
The Recycling Controversy
The End of Nature Writing Assignments
Handbook of Grammar and Usage
The Evolution of English Understanding Sentence Elements
Recognize the Basic Elements of Sentences
Recognize the Basic Sentence Patterns
Expand and Vary Sentence Patterns Writing Logical and Effective Sentences
Sentence Sense
Active and Passive Sentences
Maintain Parallelism among Sentence Elements
Word Order
Position Modifiers Carefully
Conciseness Writing Grammatical Sentences
Eliminate Sentence Fragments
Eliminate Fused Sentences and Comma Splices
Verb Tenses
Adjectives and Adverbs Choosing Effective Diction
Use a Dictionary
Consider Issues of Diction Observing the Rules of Punctuation 19.Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Points
Unnecessary Commas
Quotation Marks
Ellipses Observing the Rules of Mechanics
Quotation Marks
Spelling A Glossary of Contemporary Usage
Index of Authors and Titles
Subject Index