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The Curious Writer, Brief Edition (with MyCompLab)

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9780321350886

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Pub. Date:
11/24/2004
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Summary

Written with a strong personal voice that respects students and the writing challenges they face.The Curious Writeris not like other textbooks on the market today. Where the tone of other books is usually dry and detached,The Curious Writeris familiar and inviting. The author shuns a pedantic writing style and instead reaches out to students on equal terms, invoking his own writing experiences and those of his students as a way of illustrating the process of becoming a better writer. The author's voice is one that teaches by example rather than rule. A strong emphasis on critical reading skills.The Curious Writerbelieves that writing and reading are complementary skills. The book also holds that in today's media saturated world the ability to read well extends beyond the printed word to visual messages. For anyone wanting to improve their writing skills.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Spirit of Inquiry
Writing as Inquiry
Motives for Writing
Beliefs About Writing
Exercise 1.1: What Do You Believe
Unlearning Unhelpful Beliefs
The Beliefs of This Book
Writing Situations and Rhetorical Choices
Habits of Mind
Start With Questions Not Answers
Suspend Judgment
Search for Surprise
Exercise 1.2: A Room Full of Details
Writing As a Process
Recognizing the Challenge
Exercise 1.3: What Is Your Writing Process?
Thinking About Your Proces?
Linear vs. Recursive Model
Dialectical Thinkin?
Exercise 1.4: Practicing Dialectical Thinkin?
Exercise 1.5: Overcome Your Own Challenge?
Using What You've Learned
Reading as Inquiry
Motives for Reading
Beliefs About Reading
Exercise 2.1: What Do You Believe?
Reading Situations and Rhetorical Choices
Reading As a Process
Linear vs. Recursive Models
Exercise 2.2: Reading Strategies
Dialectical Thinking
Believing and Doubting
Exercise 2.3: Practicing Dialectical Thinking
Adapting to Unfamiliar Reading Situations
Exercise 2.4: Further Practice: An Adaptive Response
Reading Images
Some Strategies For Reading Images
Exercise 2.5: Reading Images
Using What You've Learned
Ways of Inquiring
Opening Questions for Inquiry
Exploration
Exercise 3.1: Exploring "Migrant Mother."
Explanation
Exercise 3.2: Explaining a Marketing Strategy
Evaluation
Exercise 3.3: Evaluating "Generation X Goes to College."
Reflection
Exercise 3.4: Reflecting on Your Process
Symphonic Inquiry
Exercise 3.5: Creating Music with "Voice for the Lonely."
Using What You've Learned
Inquiry Projects
Writing the Personal Essay
Writing About Experience
Motives for Writing the Personal Essay
The Personal Essay and Academic Writing
Features of the Form
Exercise 4.1: Photographic Autobiography
The Writing Process
Thinking About Subjects
Generating Ideas
Judging What You've Got
Writing the Sketch
Moving From Sketch to Draft
Gathering More Information: Research and Other Strategies
Composing the Draft
Workshopping the Draft
Revising the Draft
Polishing the Draf
Using What You've Learned
Writing the Profile
Writing About People
Motives for Writing the Profile
The Profile and Academic Writing
Features of the Form
Exercise 6.1: The POWs Wife
The Writing Process
Thinking About Subjects
Generating Ideas
Judging What You've Got
Interviewing
Writing the Sketch
Moving From Sketch to Draf
Gathering More Information: Research and Other Strategies
Composing the Draft
Workshopping the Draft
Revising the Draft
Polishing the Draft
Using What You've Learned
Writing the Review
Writing That Evaluates
Motives for Writing the Review
The Review and Academic Writing
Features of the Form
Exercise 6.1: What Makes a Good Movie?
The Writing Process
Thinking About Subjects
Generating Ideas
Judging What You've Got
Exercise 6.2: From Jury to Judgment
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