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The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade,The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Editionoffers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and a thorough guide to research. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition has set the new 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 David Rockwood|
|A Letter to the Editor Thomas Merton|
|A Festival of Rain 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 Brittany Tinker|
|Can the World Sustain an American Standard of Living?|
|Good Writers Write for a Purpose to an Audience within a Genre|
|How Writers Think about Purpose|
|How Writers Think about Audience|
|How Writers Think about Genre Chapter|
|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 Wallowing in Complexity|
|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|
|Mapping Dialectic Talk Playing the Believing and Doubting Game "Believing and Doubting Paul Theroux s Negative View of Sports|
|A Strong Thesis Surprises Readers with Something New or Challenging|
|Trying to Change Your Reader s View of Your Subject Giving Your Thesis|
|Tension through Surprising Reversal|
|Thesis Statements in Closed-Form Prose Are Supported Hierarchically with Points and Particulars|
|How Points Convert Information to Meaning|
|How Removing Particulars Creates a Summary|
|How to Use Points and Particulars|
|When You Revise Chapter|
|Brief Writing Project: Playing the Believing and Doubting Game|
|Thinking Rhetorically about How Messages Persuade|
|Messages Persuade through Their Angle of Vision|
|Recognizing the Angle of Vision in a Text|
|Analyzing Angle of Vision|
|Messages Persuade through Appeals to Logos, Ethos, and Pathos|
|Nonverbal Messages Persuade Through Visual Strategies That Can Be Analyzed Rhetorically|
|The Rhetoric of Clothing and Other Consumer Items|
|Brief Writing Project: Analyzing Angle of Vision in Two Passages about Nuclear Energy|
|Thinking Rhetorically about Style and Document Design|
|Good Writers Make Purposeful Stylistic Choices|
|Factors That Affect Style|
|Abstract Versus Concrete Words: Moving Up or Down the Scale of Abstraction|
|Wordy Versus Streamlined Sentences: Cutting Deadwood to Highlight Your Ideas|
|Coordination Versus Subordination: Using Sentence Structure to Control Emphasis|
|Inflated Voice Versus a Natural Speaking Voice: Creating a Persona|
|Good Writers Make Purposeful Document Design Choices Using Type Using Space and Laying Out Documents Using Color Using Graphics and Images|
|Examples of Different Document Designs|
|Brief Writing Project: Converting a Passage from Scientific to Popular Style|
|Writing to Learn|
|Seeing Rhetorically: The Writer as Observer Explor|
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