9780205298549

The Macmillan Writer: Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205298549

  • ISBN10:

    0205298540

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 9/1/1999
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Summary

One of the most successful writing texts of recent years, this all-in-one rhetoric, reader, and handbook contains everything students need for courses in freshman composition. Created by the authors of the best-selling The Macmillan Reader, the text draws on more than 60 years of combined teaching experience to integrate the best of the product and process approaches to writing. Its particular strengths include an emphasis on the reading-writing connection, a focus on invention and revision, more attention to the fact that patterns blend in actual writing, and an abundance of class-tested activities and assignments over 300 in all.

Table of Contents

PART I: THE READING PROCESS 1(13)
Becoming a Strong Reader
3(10)
PART II: THE WRITING PROCESS 13(130)
Getting Started Through Prewriting
15(21)
Identifying a Thesis
36(8)
Supporting the Thesis with Evidence
44(9)
Organizing the Evidence
53(10)
Writing the Paragraphs in the First Draft
63(29)
Revising Overall Meaning, Structure, and Paragraph Development
92(13)
Revising Sentences and Words
105(28)
Editing and Proofreading
133(10)
PART III: THE PATTERNS OF DEVELOPMENT 143(354)
An Overview of the Patterns of Development
145(8)
Description
153(34)
Narration
187(36)
Illustration
223(36)
Division-Classification
259(37)
Process Analysis
296(38)
Comparison-Contrast
334(35)
Cause-Effect
369(35)
Definition
404(31)
Argumentation-Persuasion
435(62)
PART IV: THE RESEARCH PAPER 497(102)
Selecting a Subject, Using the Library and the Internet, and Taking Notes
499(54)
Writing The Research Paper
553(46)
PART V: THE LITERARY PAPER AND EXAM ESSAY 599(2)
Writing about Literature
601(21)
Writing Exam Essays
622

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