9780618957637

At a Glance : Essays

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  • ISBN13:

    9780618957637

  • ISBN10:

    0618957634

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2/1/2008
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Summary

The Fourth Edition of AT A GLANCE: ESSAYS guides students through the process of prewriting and writing essays in specific and combined rhetorical modes. This text features new readings, optional text-based writing instruction, a research paper unit, a brief handbook, and an emphasis on critical thinking.

Table of Contents

Reading for Writing Text-Based Writing and Reading
Related Writing Types of Writing
Kinds of Support for Text-Based
Writing Basic Documentation in Text-Based
Writing Documentation in Action
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance
Reading for Writing
The Essay and Its Parts
The Essay Defined A Sample Essay
"Razor Wire Sweat Lodge," Leah
The Thesis Defined Sources for the Thesis
Writing the Thesis Patterns of Support for the Thesis
Special Paragraphs Within the Essay
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance
The Essay and Its Parts
The Writing Process: Prewriting
The Writing Process Defined Prewriting
Strategies Writer's
Guidelines at a Glance: Prewriting
The Writing Process: Writing, Revising, and Editing
Writing Your First Draft Revising
Your Writing Adding Editing to Revision
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance
Writing, Revising, and Editing
Descriptive Narration: Moving
Through Time and Space
A Natural Combination of Narration and Description
The Narrative Pattern
The Descriptive Pattern Order for Descriptive Narration
Time and Space Practicing Patterns of Descriptive Narration
Examining Essays of Descriptive Narration Student Writer
"My First Real Fire,"
"The Jacket,"
Topics for Essays of Descriptive
Narration Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Descriptive Narration
Exemplification: Writing with Examples Writing
Essays of Exemplification Practicing
Patterns of Exemplification Examining
Essays of Exemplification Student Writer
"Hungering for Sounds of Silence,"
Professional Writer: "Who's Cheap?"
Topics for Essays of Exemplification
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification
Analysis by Division: Examining the Parts
Writing Essays of Analysis by Division
Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division
Examining Essays of Analysis by Division
Student Writer: "Prison as a Community,"
"Food, Service Hit and Miss at Gianno's,"
Topics for Essays of Analysis by Division
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division
Process Analysis: Writing About Doing
Writing Essays of Process Analysis
Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis
Examining Essays of Process Analysis
Student Writer: "The Skinny on Working for a Dermatologist,"
Professional Writer: "Fast, Sleek, and Shiny: Using the Internet to Help Buy New Cars,"
Preston Gralla Topics for Essays of Process
Analysis Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Process Analysis
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Results Writing
Essays of Cause and Effect Practicing
Patterns of Cause and Effect Examining
Essays of Cause and Effect Student Writer
"Getting High and Living Low," Sergio Ramos
Professional Writer: "The Ghetto Made Me Do It,"
Francis Flaherty Topics for Essays of Cause and Effect
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Cause and Effect
Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences
Writing Essays of Comparison and Contrast
Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast
Examining Essays of Comparison and Contrast
Student Writer: "The Piper Cherokee and the Cessna 172,"
Brittany Markovic Professional Writer
"From B'Wood to the 'Hood,"
Topics for Essays of Comparison and Contrast
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Comparison and Contrast
Definition: Clarifying Terms Writing
Essays of Definition Practicing Patterns of Definition
Examining Essays of Definition
Student Writer: "Modern Mother,"
Professional Writer: "Whose Values,"
Topics for Essays of Definition
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Definition
Argument: Writing to Influence
Writing Essays of Argument Practicing
Patterns of Argument Examining Essays of Argument
Student Writer: "Teaching Our Kids to Shoot 'Em Up,"
Professional Writer: "Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look?"
Christopher Grant Topics for Essays of Argument
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Argument
The Research Paper The Research Paper
Defined Ten Steps to Writing a Research Paper
Student Example: "Zoos--An Endangered Species?"
Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Research Paper
Handbook Subjects and Verbs
Kinds of Sentences Sentence Problems
Sentence Combining Variety in Sentences
Parallel Structure Omissions
When Parts Are Missing Verbs
Pronouns Adjectives and Adverbs
Avoiding Wordy Phrases
Punctuations Capitalization
Index
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