9780205553761

The Longwood Guide to Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205553761

  • ISBN10:

    0205553761

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/6/2007
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

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

Preface
Strategies For The Writing Process
Why Write?
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
Christian Clark
An Analysis of Jaclyn Tablert's
"Justice For Those
Who Have Shown Us No Mercy"
Writing Occasions
Aims of Discourse
Modes of Discourse
Wedding Aim and Mode
Classifying Occasions
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
Information Essays
Sample Essays
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
Subject
Writer
Reader
Distinguishing Features of Information Essays
Reader's Knowledge
Clarity
Assignment and Guidelines for Writing
Assignment
Choosing a Topic
Collecting Information
Focus Statement
Planning Your Essay's Structure
Meir Shalev, If Bosnian's Were Whales
Thesis Statement
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
She
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