9780205598731

Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, The: Brief Edition

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    9780205598731

  • ISBN10:

    0205598730

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

Writing Projects
Thematic Contents
Preface
Writing Projects
Thematic Contents
Preface
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
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 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
Freewriting Focused
Freewriting Idea
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
Summary
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
Visual Rhetoric
The Rhetoric of Clothing and Other Consumer Items
Chapter Summary
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
Chapter Summary
Brief Writing Project: Converting a Passage from Scientific to Popular Style
Writing Projects
Writing to Learn
Seeing Rhetorically: The Writer as Observer Explor
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