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Strategies for Successful Writing : A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook,9780130413772

Strategies for Successful Writing : A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader and Handbook

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0130413771
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Pub. Date:
6/1/2001
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Prentice Hall
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Summary

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Table of Contents

Preface xii
To the Student xix
Rhetoric 1(312)
Writing: A First Look
2(10)
The Purposes of Writing
3(3)
The Audience for Your Writing
6(3)
The Qualities of Good Writing
9(1)
Writing and Ethics
10(2)
Planning and Drafting Your Paper
12(21)
Understanding the Assignment
13(1)
Zeroing In on a Topic
13(8)
Gathering Information
21(2)
Organizing the Information
23(3)
Developing a Thesis Statement
26(3)
Writing the First Draft
29(3)
Planning and Drafting with a Word Processor
32(1)
Revising and Editing Your Paper
33(27)
Preparing to Revise
34(1)
Considering the Whole Essay
34(8)
Strengthening Paragraph Structure and Development
42(1)
Sharpening Sentences and Words
43(2)
Proofreading Your Draft
45(1)
Writing the Introduction and Conclusion
45(1)
Selecting a Title
45(4)
Revising with a Word Processor
49(1)
Peer Evaluation of Drafts
50(7)
Collaborative Writing
57(2)
Maintaining and Reviewing a Portfolio
59(1)
Narration: Relating Events
60(8)
Purpose
61(1)
Action
61(1)
Conflict
62(1)
Point of View
63(1)
Key Events
64(1)
Dialogue
65(1)
Ethical Issues
66(1)
Writing a Narrative
67(1)
Example Student Essay of Narration: ``The Beach Bum''
Gail Bartlett
68(6)
The Critical Edge
72(2)
Description: Presenting Impressions
74(14)
Purpose
75(1)
Sensory Impressions
75(2)
Dominant Impression
77(1)
Vantage Point
78(1)
Selection of Details
79(1)
Arrangement of Details
80(1)
Ethical Issues
80(1)
Writing a Description
81(2)
Example Student Essay of Description: ``The Big One''
83(3)
Rebecca Mutch
The Critical Edge
86(2)
Process Analysis: Explaining How
88(12)
Kinds of Process Analysis Papers
89(2)
Ethical Issues
91(1)
Writing a Process Analysis
91(4)
Example Student Essay of Process Analysis: ``The ABC's of CPR''
95(3)
Kathy Petroski
The Critical Edge
98(2)
Illustration: Making Yourself Clear
100(9)
Selecting Appropriate Examples
101(1)
Number of Examples
101(1)
Organizing the Examples
102(1)
Ethical Issues
103(1)
Writing an Illustration
103(2)
Example Student Essay of Illustration: ``A Lesson from Nature''
105(2)
Mike Braendle
The Critical Edge
107(2)
Classification: Grouping into Categories
109(11)
Selecting Categories
111(1)
Number of Categories
112(1)
Developing Categories
112(2)
Ethical Issues
114(1)
Writing a Classification
115(1)
Example Student Essay of Classification: ``Undesirable Produce Market Customers''
116(2)
Clarence DeLong
The Critical Edge
118(2)
Comparison: Showing Relationships
120(12)
Selecting Items for Comparison
121(1)
Developing a Comparison
122(1)
Organizing a Comparison
123(1)
Using Analogy
124(1)
Ethical Issues
125(1)
Writing a Comparison
126(2)
Example Student Essay of Comparison: ``Different Shifts, Different Actions''
128(2)
Claire Mutter
The Critical Edge
130(2)
Cause and Effect: Explaining Why
132(14)
Patterns in Causal Analysis
133(2)
Reasoning Errors in Causal Analysis
135(2)
Ethical Issues
137(1)
Writing a Causal Analysis
137(3)
Example Student Essay of Cause and Effect: ``Why Students Drop Out of College''
140(4)
Diann Fisher
The Critical Edge
144(2)
Definition: Establishing Boundaries
146(14)
Types of Definitions
147(4)
Ethical Issues
151(1)
Writing an Extended Definition
152(2)
Example Student Essay of Definition: ``The Food Chain''
154(4)
Michael Galayda
The Critical Edge
158(2)
Argument: Convincing Others
160(27)
The Rational Appeal
161(9)
The Emotional Appeal
170(1)
The Ethical Appeal
171(1)
Ferreting Out Fallacies
172(4)
Ethical Issues
176(1)
Writing an Argument
177(5)
Example Student Essay of Argument: ``The Right to Bear Arms''
182(3)
Brenda Buehrle
The Critical Edge
185(2)
Mixing the Writing Strategies
187(8)
Why and How to Mix Strategies
187(1)
Ethical Issues
188(1)
Problem/Solution Report
188(1)
Evaluation Report
189(1)
Example Essay Using Several Writing Strategies: ``Eating Alone in Restaurants''
190(3)
Bruce Jay Friedman
The Critical Edge
193(2)
Paragraphs
195(23)
Characteristics of Effective Paragraphs
195(16)
Paragraphs with Special Functions
211(7)
Effective Sentences
218(17)
Sentence Strategies
219(13)
Beyond the Single Sentence
232(3)
Diction, Tone, Style
235(23)
Toward Clear Diction
235(6)
Toward Rhetorical Effect
241(9)
Special Stylistic Techniques
250(3)
Eliminating Flawed Diction
253(5)
The Essay Examination
258(8)
Studying for the Examination
258(1)
Types of Test Questions
259(1)
Preparing to Write
259(1)
Writing the Examination Answer
260(6)
Writing About Literature
266(29)
The Elements of Literature
267(21)
Ethical Issues
288(1)
Writing a Paper on Literature
288(3)
Example Student Essay on Literature: ``Scratchy Wilson: No Cardboard Character''
291(4)
Wendell Stone
Business Letters and Resumes
295(18)
Letter Language
295(2)
Parts of the Business Letter
297(2)
Preparation for Mailing
299(1)
E-Mail Correspondence
300(1)
Types of Letters
300(9)
Resumes
309(4)
Research Guide 313(112)
The Library Research Paper
315(61)
Learning About Your Library
316(1)
Choosing a Topic
317(5)
Assembling a Working Bibliography
322(23)
Taking Notes
345(7)
Organizing and Outlining
352(2)
Ethical Issues
354(1)
Writing Your Research Paper
355(3)
Example Student Research Paper: ``House Arrest: An Attractive Alternative to Incarceration''
358(15)
Keith Jacque
Using a Word Processor
373(3)
Documenting Sources
376(27)
Preparing Proper MLA and APA Bibliographic References
376(15)
Handling In-Text Citations
391(6)
Handling Quotations
397(3)
Avoiding Plagiarism
400(3)
Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations
403(22)
The Value of Primary Research
403(1)
General Principles for Primary Research
404(1)
Ethical Issues
405(1)
Interviews
406(3)
Example Student Interview Report: ``Budget Cuts Affect State Police: An Interview Report with Officer Robert Timmons''
409(1)
Holly Swain
Questionnaires
410(3)
Example Student Questionnaire: ``Survey on Public Smoking''
413(3)
Kelly Reetz
Example Student Questionnaire Report: ``Findings from Smoking Questionnaire Distributed to Bartram College Students''
416(1)
Kelly Reetz
Direct Observations
417(4)
Example Student Observation Report: ``Observations of an Inner-City Apartment Building''
421(4)
Caleb Thomas
Reader 425(2)
Strategies for Successful Reading 427(7)
Following an Effective Reading Strategy
427(3)
``The Appeal of the Androgynous Man''
430(2)
Amy Gross
Reading as a Writer
432(2)
Rhetorical Table of Contents
Narration 434(12)
``The Perfect Picture''
434(2)
James Alexander Thom
``Sound and Fury''
436(3)
Dan Greenburg
``Momma's Encounter''
439(4)
Maya Angelou
``For My Indian Daughter''
443(3)
Lewis Sawaquat
Description 446(15)
``When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley''
446(2)
John V. Young
``In the Jungle''
448(4)
Annie Dillard
``Assembly Line Adventure''
452(4)
Lesley Hazleton
``Once More to the Lake''
456(5)
E. B. White
Process Analysis 461(13)
``Fast Track to Perfection''
461(4)
Ian Dunbar
From ``The Spider and the Wasp''
465(2)
Alexander Petrunkevitch
``Let's Get Vertical!''
467(3)
Beth Wald
``The Knife''
470(4)
Richard Selzer
Illustration 474(14)
``Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer''
474(4)
Sabrina Rubin Erdely
``Rambos of the Road''
478(3)
Martin Gottfried
``Going for Broke''
481
Matea Gold
``The Company Man''
485(3)
Ellen Goodman
Classification 488(16)
``What Are Friends For?''
488(3)
Marion Winik
``The Men We Carry in Our Minds''
491(3)
Scott Russell Sanders
``The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria''
494(5)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Which Stooge Are You?''
499(5)
Ron Geraci
Comparison 504(23)
``Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts''
504(3)
Bruce Catton
``Conversational Ballgames''
507(3)
Nancy Masterson Sakamoto
``Then and Now''
510(10)
Mary Pipher
``Private Language, Public Language''
520(5)
Richard Rodriguez
``Coming Home''
525(2)
Marjorie Waters
Cause and Effect 527(13)
``Old Father Time Becomes a Terror''
527(4)
Richard Tomkins
``Gender Gap in Cyberspace''
531(2)
Deborah Tannen
``Why Marriages Fail''
533(3)
Anne Roiphe
``Black Men and Public Space''
536(4)
Brent Staples
Definition 540(20)
``The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet''
540(2)
Laurence Shames
``The Power of Play''
542(5)
Hara Estroff Marano
``The Insufficiency of Honesty''
547(5)
Stephen L. Carter
``When Is It Rape?''
552(8)
Nancy Gibbs
Argument 560(35)
``Death and Justice''
560(4)
Edward I. Koch
``Execution''
564(2)
Anna Quindlen
``Sexual Harassment Is a Serious Problem at Universities''
566(5)
Marilyn Gaye Piety
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571(5)
Gretchen Morgenson
``I Have a Dream''
576(4)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``A Journalist's View of Black Economics''
580(6)
William Raspberry
``Close the Borders to All Newcomers''
586(4)
Daniel James
``Give Us Your Best, Your Brightest''
590(5)
Stephen Moore
Mixing the Writing Strategies 595(12)
``Blur: Cheetahs. Ranchers. Hope.''
595(6)
Susan Zimmerman
``She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D.''
601(3)
Perri Klass
``The Uses of a Word''
604
Gloria Naylor
Thematic Table of Contents
Life's Changes
``The Perfect Picture''
434(2)
James Alexander Thom
``Sound and Fury''
436(3)
Dan Greenburg
``Momma's Encounter''
439(4)
Maya Angelou
``For My Indian Daughter''
443(13)
Lewis Sawaquat
``Once More to the Lake''
456(29)
E. B. White
``The Company Man''
485(25)
Ellen Goodman
``Then and Now''
510(10)
Mary Pipher
``Private Language, Public Language''
520(5)
Richard Rodriguez
``Coming Home''
525(2)
Marjorie Waters
``Old Father Time Becomes a Terror''
527(6)
Richard Tomkins
``Why Marriages Fail''
533(3)
Anne Roiphe
``Black Men and Public Space''
536
Brent Staples
Who We Are
``The Appeal of the Androgynous Man''
430(6)
Amy Gross
``Sound and Fury''
436(16)
Dan Greenburg
``Assembly Line Adventure''
452(22)
Lesley Hazleton
``Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer''
474(4)
Sabrina Rubin Erdely
``Rambos of the Road''
478(3)
Martin Gottfried
``Going for Broke''
481
Metea Gold
``The Company Man''
485(3)
Ellen Goodman
``What Are Friends For?''
488(3)
Marion Winik
``The Men We Carry in Our Minds''
491(3)
Scott Russell Sanders
``The Myth of the Latin Woman''
494(5)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Which Stooge Are You?''
499(5)
Ron Geraci
``Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts''
504(6)
Bruce Catton
``Then and Now''
510(21)
Mary Pipher
``Gender Gap in Cyberspace''
531(2)
Deborah Tannen
``Why Marriages Fail''
533(7)
Anne Roiphe
``The Sweet Smell of Success Isn't All That Sweet''
540(2)
Laurence Shames
``The Power of Play''
542(5)
Hara Estroff Marano
``The Insufficiency of Honesty''
547(57)
Stephen L. Carter
``The Uses of a Word''
604
Gloria Naylor
Our Relationship to Nature
``When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley''
446(2)
John V. Young
``In the Jungle''
448(8)
Annie Dillard
``Once More to the Lake''
456(9)
E. B. White
From ``The Spider and the Wasp''
465(2)
Alexander Petrunkevitch
``Let's Get Vertical!''
467(3)
Beth Wald
``The Knife''
470(72)
Richard Selzer
``The Power of Play''
542(53)
Hara Estroff Marano
``Blur: Cheetahs. Ranchers. Hope.''
595
Susan Zimmerman
Health
``Sound and Fury''
436(34)
Dan Greenburg
``The Knife''
470(4)
Richard Selzer
``Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer''
474(4)
Sabrina Rubin Erdely
``Rambos of the Road''
478(3)
Martin Gottfried
``Going for Broke''
481
Matea Gold
``The Company Man''
485(42)
Ellen Goodman
``Old Father Time Becomes a Terror''
527(15)
Richard Tomkins
``The Power of Play''
542(59)
Hara Estroff Marano
``She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D.''
601
Perri Klass
Contemporary Issues
Women's Issues
``The Appeal of the Androgynous Man''
430(61)
Amy Gross
``The Men We Carry in Our Minds''
491(3)
Scott Russell Sanders
``The Myth of the Latin Woman''
494(16)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Then and Now''
510(21)
Mary Pipher
``Gender Gap in Cyberspace''
531(21)
Deborah Tannen
``When Is It Rape?''
552(14)
Nancy Gibbs
``Sexual Harassment Is a Serious Problem at Universities''
566(5)
Marilyn Gaye Piety
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571
Gretchen Morgenson
Diversity in Our Lives
``Momma's Encounter''
439(4)
Maya Angelou
``For My Indian Daughter''
443(51)
Lewis Sawaquat
``The Myth of the Latin Woman''
494(13)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Conversational Ballgames''
507(13)
Nancy Masterson Sakamoto
``Private Language, Public Language''
520(11)
Richard Rodriguez
``Gender Gap in Cyberspace''
531(5)
Deborah Tannen
``Black Men and Public Space''
536(30)
Brent Staples
``Sexual Harassment Is a Serious Problem at Universities''
566(5)
Marilyn Gaye Piety
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571(5)
Gretchen Morgenson
``I Have a Dream''
576(4)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``A Journalist's View of Black Economics''
580(6)
William Raspberry
``Close the Borders to All Newcomers''
586(4)
Daniel James
``Give Us Your Best, Your Brightest''
590(14)
Stephen Moore
``The Uses of a Word''
604
Gloria Naylor
Crime and Punishment
``When Is It Rape?''
552(8)
Nancy Gibbs
``Death and Justice''
560(4)
Edward I. Koch
``Execution''
564(2)
Anna Quindlen
``Sexual Harassment Is a Serious Problem at Universities''
566(5)
Marilyn Gaye Piety
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571
Gretchen Morgenson
Language Use and Abuse
``Sound and Fury''
436(3)
Dan Greenburg
``Momma's Encounter''
439(4)
Maya Angelou
``For My Indian Daughter''
443(18)
Lewis Sawaquat
``Fast Track to Perfection''
461(9)
Ian Dunbar
``The Knife''
470(24)
Richard Selzer
``The Myth of the Latin Woman''
494(13)
Judith Ortiz Cofer
``Conversational Ballgames''
507(13)
Nancy Masterson Sakamoto
``Private Language, Public Language''
520(32)
Richard Rodriguez
``When Is It Rape?''
552(19)
Nancy Gibbs
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571(30)
Gretchen Morgenson
``She's Your Basic L.O.L. in N.A.D.''
601(3)
Perri Klass
``The Uses of a Word''
604
Gloria Naylor
Struggling with Ethical Issues
``The Perfect Picture''
434(5)
James Alexander Thom
``Momma's Encounter''
439(97)
Maya Angelou
``Black Men and Public Space''
536(4)
Brent Staples
``The Sweet Smell of Success''
540(7)
Laurence Shames
``The Insufficiency of Honesty''
547(5)
Stephen L. Carter
``When Is It Rape?''
552(8)
Nancy Gibbs
``Death and Justice''
560(4)
Edward I. Koch
``Execution''
564(2)
Anna Quindlen
``Sexual Harassment Is a Serious Problem at Universities''
566(5)
Marilyn Gaye Piety
``Sexual Harassment Is Overestimated''
571(5)
Gretchen Morgenson
``I Have a Dream''
576(10)
Martin Luther King, Jr.
``Close the Borders to All Newcomers''
586(4)
Daniel James
``Give Us Your Best, Your Brightest''
590(14)
Stephen Moore
``The Uses of a Word''
604(3)
Gloria Naylor
Acknowledgments 607(5)
Subject Index 612


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