9780321046062

The Call to Write, Brief Edition, Paper

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321046062

  • ISBN10:

    0321046064

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/1999
  • Publisher: Longman
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Summary

Written by noted composition scholar John Trimbur, The Call to Write is grounded in the reality of students' lives. It connects writing to the real worlds of everyday life, college, and work, giving students reasons to write and the skills to help them succeed. A strong emphasis on public writing promotes civic involvement through writing - to inform the public, to shape opinion, to advocate change, etc. - while relevant, provocative readings underscore when and why citizens are called to write. Demonstrating how individuals meet the "call to write," Part Two of the text presents specific strategies for writing in eight common genres in a progression that moves from expressive, to informative, to persuasive aims. Individual chapters on each genre show students how to address and master writing for different social situations. Two full chapters on collaborative writing and opportunities for group work throughout reinforce the idea of writing for, and sometimes with, others in the community. Exceptional coverage of argument, visual literacy, document design, and electronic technology is featured as are discussions of ethics in writing and research. The Call to Write is available in paperback or a hardcover version with grammar handbook.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents vii
Guide to Visual Design xxi
Preface xxv
Acknowledgments xxx
PART ONE WRITING AND READING 1(112)
Introduction The Call to Write
2(5)
The Call to Write in Context
7(29)
Reading and Writing: The Critical Connection
36(37)
Argument: Persuasion and Responsibility
73(40)
PART TWO WRITING PROJECTS 113(342)
Introduction Genres of Writing
114(3)
Letters: Establishing and Maintaining Relationships
117(38)
Memoirs: Recalling Personal Experience
155(40)
Public Documents: Codifying Beliefs and Practices
195(37)
Profiles: Creating a Dominant Impression
232(42)
Reports: Informing and Explaining
274(54)
Commentary: Identifying Patterns of Meaning
328(39)
Proposals: Formulating and Solving Problems
367(49)
Reviews: Evaluating Works and Performances
416(39)
PART THREE WRITERS AT WORK 455(56)
Introduction Managing Your Writing Projects
456(6)
Working Together: Individual Writing Projects
462(18)
Working Together: Collaborative Writing Projects
480(14)
The Writer's Tools: Word Processing and Electronic Communication
494(17)
PART FOUR GUIDE TO RESEARCH 511(58)
Introduction Doing Research
512(8)
Research Projects: Using Print and Electronic Sources
520(29)
Field Research
549(20)
PART FIVE PRESENTING YOUR WORK 569(109)
Introduction Communicating with Your Readers
570(2)
Research Papers: Using MLA, APA, and COS Styles
572(48)
Document Design
620(33)
Essay Exams
653(14)
Writing Portfolios
667(11)
Credits 678(7)
Index 685

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