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Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition with MLA Guide,9780321236340
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Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition with MLA Guide

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The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition offers 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. Part One, A Rhetoric for College Writers, provides a conceptual framework for The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition, by showing how inquiring writers pose problems, pursue them through discussion and exploratory writing, and solve them within a rhetorical context shaped by the writer's purpose, audience, and genre. Part Two, Writing Projects, contains thirteen self-contained assignment chapters arranged according to the purposes for writing. Each chapter guides students through the process of generating and exploring ideas, composing and drafting, and revising and editing. Concluding each chapter are Guidelines for Peer Reviewers, which sum up the important features in the assignments and facilitate detailed, helpful peer reviews. Part Three, A Guide to Composing and Revising, is comprised of three self-contained chapters of nuts-and-bolts strategies for composing and revising. Part Four A Rhetorical Guide to Research, presents pedagogically sequenced instruction for helping students learn to conduct searches, evaluate sources, and incorporate sources into their own writing. Research skills are taught within a rhetorical context with special attention to the rhetoric of websites. Part Five, A Guide to Special Writing and Speaking Occasions, gives students helpful advice on working in groups, giving speeches and presentations, writing essay exams, assembling portfolios, and writing reflective self-evaluations.

Table of Contents

A Rhetoric for College Writers
Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing
Pursuing Problems: Exploratory Writing and Talking
Thinking Rhetorically About Question, Thesis, and Support
Thinking Rhetorically About Purpose, Audience, and Genre
Writing Projects
Writing to Learn
Seeing Rhetorically: The Writer as Shaper/Observer
Reading Rhetorically: The Writer as Strong Reader
Writing to Express
Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
Writing to Explore
Writing an Exploratory Essay
Writing to Inform
Writing an Informative (and Surprising) Essay
Writing to Analyze and Synthesize
Analyzing Images
Analyzing Numerical Data
Analyzing a Short Story
Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas
Investigating Questions About Causes and Consequences
Writing to Persuade
Writing a Classical Argument
Making an Evaluation
Proposing a Solution
A Guide to Composing and Revising
Writing as a Problem-Solving Process
Composing and Revising Closed-Form Prose
Composing and Revising Open-Form Prose
A Rhetorical Guide to Research
An Introduction to Research
Finding and Evaluating Library and Internet Sources
Citing and Documenting Sources
Advanced or Specialized Research Skills
A Guide to Special Writing and Speaking Occasions
Oral Communication: Working in Groups and Giving Speeches
Essay Examinations: Writing Well Under Pressure
Assembling a Portfolio and Writing a Self-Reflection
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