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Reflecting the author's fifty years of combined teaching experience,The Longwood Guide to Writingis among the most accessible, up-to-date, and authoritative aims-based rhetorics on the market. This comprehensive guide helps the reader see the organic nature of the writing process by continually offering them the opportunity to examine and refine their own individual writing processes. Argument, research, interpreting visuals, General Interest; Improving Writing
Table of Contents
|Strategies For The Writing Process|
|How Does Writing Happen?|
|Stages in the Writing Process|
|Writing and Reading|
|Computers and Writing|
|Invention: Finding Something to Say Finding Topics|
|Writing about an Assigned Topic Exploring Topics|
|Finding Information Sample Student Process Prewriting From Inventing to Drafting|
|Shaping an Essay Initial Shaping Strategies|
|Sample Student Process Discovery|
|Draft Developing an Essay's|
|Structure Elements of an Essay|
|Writing Strategy: Beating the Dreaded Writer's Block|
|Revising Revising Strategies Writer's Notebook: Responding to Readers'|
|Comments Editing Strategies|
|Writing a Self-Assessment Sample|
|Student Process Revision Marisol Vargas, Mirror Image|
|Responding to Readings Sample ReadingLee Abbott|
|The True Storyof Why I Do|
|What I Do Reading Strategies for Texts|
|Readings Strategies for Visuals Writers Notebook: Dialogue Notes|
|Writing Paraphrases and Summaries|
|Writing a Response|
|Sample Student Essay|
|Summary and Response|
|An Analysis of Jaclyn Tablert's|
|"Justice For Those|
|Who Have Shown Us No Mercy"|
|Aims of Discourse|
|Modes of Discourse|
|Wedding Aim and Mode|
|Personal Essays Sample Essays|
|Datus Proper, Dark Hollow Judith Ortiz Cofer|
|The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria|
|Charles McNair, My Father's Cabin|
|The Rhetorical Triangle|
|Distinguishing Features of Personal Essays|
|Assignments and Guidelines for Writing|
|Sample Student Process Chris Miller, Gringos on Safari|
|Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, On the Fear of Dying|
|Suzanne Smalley, The Perfect Crime|
|Jay Chiat,Illusions are Forever|
|Arthur Rosenfelf, Should Anyone Have to Live in Pain?|
|Gloria Naylor, Mommy|
|What Does "Nigger" Mean?|
|Michel Marriott, Rap's Embrace of "Nigger" Fires Bitter Debate|
|Kelly McGinley, Investing in Your Future|
|The Rhetorical Triangle|
|Distinguishing Features of Information Essays|
|Assignment and Guidelines for Writing|
|Choosing a Topic|
|Planning Your Essay's Structure|
|Meir Shalev, If Bosnian's Were Whales|
|Refining Your Writing|
|Sample Student Process|
|Michael Graham, All in a Day's Work: Generalizing|
|Profiling, and Stereotyping|
|Checklist: Critiquing an Information Essay|
|Essays About and From Literature|
|Sample Stories, Poems, and Nonfiction Prose|
|Joyce Carol Oates, Shopping|
|Antonya Nelson, In the Land of Men|
|Kate Chopin, The Story of an Hour|
|Robert Frost, For Once, Then, Something|
|Margaret Atwood, Spelling|
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