9780205656332

Blair Handbook, The (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205656332

  • ISBN10:

    0205656331

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 1/1/2009
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This widely acclaimed handbook provides students with the most focus on critical thinking, writing process, particularly revision, and writing across the curriculum. The fifth edition ofThe Blair Handbookis the clearest and most accessible edition yet. It continues to explain and illustrate the qualities of good writing and the logic behind conventions of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and usage. And it continues to insist that good writing results from imaginative composing, careful revising, and editing. At the same time, the new edition adds coverage of visual rhetoric, public forms of discourse, Writing Across the Curriculum, and writing for the world of work.

Table of Contents

Reading and Writing in College
Why Writing Matters
What is difficult about writing?
What do you enjoy about writing?
What surprises are in store?
Why is writing important?
What can you learn from the experience of others?
What else do you want to know about writing?
Reading Texts Critically
Reading to understand
Reading critically
Reading Images Critically
The elements of composition
Words
Color
Images of persuasion
The Writing Process
Describing writing as a process
Planningnbsp
Composing
Revising
Researching
Editingnbsp
English as a second language
Planning a Writing Project
Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation
Knowing the purposenbsp
Addressing audiences
Understanding the situation
Adopting a voicenbsp
Keeping Journals
Understanding journals
Keeping journals in colleg
Suggestions for using journals
Strategies for Invention and Discovery
Brainstorming
Freewriti
Looping
Asking reportersrsquo; questions
Outlining
Clustering
Talkingnbsp
Composing
Writing from Experience a&
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