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ISBN-10: 0618958428

ISBN-13: 9780618958429

Edition: 7th 2009

Authors: Jack Rawlins, Steve Metzger, Stephen Metzger

List price: $103.95
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Based on a 'whole language approach', this title recognises that people learn best by doing - and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by strong examples and reinforced by immediate personal rewards.
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List price: $103.95
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/29/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Jack P. Rawlins (Ph.D., 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.

Steve Metzger is the bestselling author of over sixty children’s books, including the Dinofours series, WHEN THE LEAF BLEW IN, and FIVE LITTLE SHARKS SWIMMING IN THE SEA. Steve lives in New York with his family.Tedd Arnold is the bestselling author and illustrator of the Fly Guy, Green Wilma, Parts, and Huggly series. He has received Theodor Seuss Geisel Honors for HI! FLY GUY and I SPY FLY GUY! Tedd lives with his wife, Carol, in upstate New York.

Stephen Metzger has written five guide books (for Avalon Travel Publishing and Globe Pequot Press) and has published articles and essays in a wide range of publications, including skiing, travel, in-flight, and health-and-fitness magazines, as well as the Sunday supplements of several major metropolitan newspapers. He has published poetry and fiction in national and international journals, won awards for his playwriting, and written (and performed in) stage adaptations of stories from James Joyce's DUBLINERS and chapters from ULYSSES. He also a writes a regular food column for a northern California newspaper. He teaches composition and creative writing in the English department at…    

Prologue: How to Succeed in School
How to Get a Good Grade
How to (Re)Learn in School: A Guide to Studying
Introductionto Writing
Learning to Write
Learn Like a Child
The Four Basics
The Purpose of a Composition Class
How Can I Write
Well Right Now?
Writer's Workshop: What Helps, What Doesn't
What Makes Writing Effective?
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
Planning and Drafting
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
From First Thoughts to Drafts Writer's Block: Myth or Reality?
Defeating Writer's Block
Revising and Editing
Thesis, Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Style
The Spirit of Revising
How to Feel About Rules Revision Tools
Revision in Four Steps Thesis, Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Style Purpose and Audience Tell
You How to Write Writer's Workshop
Revising for Thesis, Audience, Purpose, Tone, and Style
Organization: Mapping, Outlining, and Abstracting
The Organizing Attitude Mapping
Outlining Abstracting Writing Abstracts
Structural Templates Paragraphing
Making the Draft Longer or Shorter Making
It Shorter Seeing the Mode Making
It Longer Writer's Workshop: Expanding Essays
Beginning, Ending, and Titling Beginnings Conclusions Titles
Peer Feedback Rules for Readers Rules for Writers
Peer Editing in Groups Peer Editing for Mechanics and Grammar
A Final Piece of Advice Writer's Workshop
Peer Editing a Peer-Editing Session
Editing Getting the Editing
Attitude "Grammar" Punctuation Spelling
The Worst That Can Happen to You Following Format Proofreading
Modes of Writing
Personal Writing What's Personal Writing?
Show, Don't Tell Choosing an Effect Does Personal Writing Have a Thesis?
Seeing the Mode Writer's Workshop: Concretizing Abstract Generalizations
Writing to Inform What's Informative Writing?
The Three Challenges
Eight Teaching Tips
Seeing the Mode Writer's Workshop
Informative Strategies--Action Exercises
Writing an Argument
Thinking It Through What's an Argument?
Finding an Argumentative Prompt Thinking
It Through versus Selling the Case Why Thinking
Is Hard How to Think
A Template Seeing the Mode
Writer's Workshop: Using the Tools
Writing an Argument
Selling the Case Define
Your Objectives Realistically Identify
Your Audience as Specifically as Possible
Establish a Positive Relationship with Your
Audience Find a Dramatic Structure Seeing the Mode
Writer's Workshop: Using Models
Writing in School: An Introduction Not as Different as You Might
Think A Brief Review How to Read Writing Assignments
Research Using the Library
Researching from a Terminal
Evaluating the Credibility of Your Sources
Using Sources Summary and Paraphrase Quotation Documentation Model Citations
The Academic Research Paper Setting Out Getting
Things Organized Format
Graphics Two Model Research Papers
A Collection of Good Writing Personal
Essays Informative Essays Argumentative
Essays Academic Essays Five Essays on Food