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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. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writingis widely praised for its groundbreaking integration of composition research and a rhetorical perspective to writing and reading, and it features a flexible sequence of aims-based writing assignments in various academic and civic genres. Teachers and students value its clear and coherent explanations, engaging classroom activities, and effective writing assignments that help writers produce interesting, idea-rich essays. Numerous examples of student and professional writing accompany this concise guide to the concepts and skills needed for writing, researching, and editing in college and beyond.
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|
|Purpose as Rhetorical Aim|
|Purpose as a Response to a Motivating Occasion|
|Purpose as a Desire to Change Your Readers 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 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|
|Playing the Believing and Doubting Game|
|Believing and Doubting Paul Therouxs Negative View of Sports|
|A Strong Thesis Surprises Readers with Something New or Challenging|
|Trying to Change Your Readers View of Your Subject|
|Giving Your Thesis Tension through Surprising Reversal Concept|
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