9780205598748

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205598748

  • ISBN10:

    0205598749

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Longman
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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

Writing Projects
Thematic Contents
Preface
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
Freewriting
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