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Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable,The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writinghas set the standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry.
Table of Contents
|A Rhetoric For Writers|
|Thinking Rhetorically About Good Writing|
|Good Writing Can Vary from Closed to Open Forms|
|ldquo;A Letter to the Editorrdquo;|
|ldquo;A Festival of Rainrdquo;|
|Distinctions between Closed and Open Forms of Writing|
|Where to Place Your Writing Along the Continuum|
|Good Writers Pose Questions about Their Subject Matter|
|Shared Problems Unite Writers and Readers|
|Posing Your Own Subject-Matter Questions|
|ldquo;Can the World Sustain an American Standard of Living?rdquo;|
|Good Writers Write for a Purpose to an Audience within a Genre|
|How Writers Think about Purpose|
|Purpose as Rhetorical Aim|
|Purpose as a Response to a Motivating Occasion|
|Purpose as a Desire to Change Your Readerrsquo;s View|
|How Writers Think about Audience|
|How Writers Think about Genre Chapter Summary|
|Brief Writing Project 1: Posing a Good Subject-Matter Problem|
|Brief Writing Project 2: Understanding Rhetorical Context|
|Thinking Rhetorically about Your Subject Matter|
|Professors Value ldquo;Wallowing in Complexity.rdquo|
|Learning to Wallow in Complexity|
|Seeing Each Academic Discipline as a Field of Inquiry and Argument|
|Good Writers Use Exploratory Strategies to Think Critically about Subject Matter Problems|
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