9780131787841

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

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  • ISBN13:

    9780131787841

  • ISBN10:

    0131787845

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2005
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Summary

This convenient and flexible tool combines three books into oneľa rhetoric, a research guide, and readerfor an exceptional value. Also available in an alternate version with a Handbook section.Discussion of strategies for successful reading stresses the basic strategies to help read critically; the updated and expanded Argument Chapter includes new information on exploratory arguments and more suggestions on organizing arguments; the Research Paper chapter includes more information on using on-line catalogs and databases, material on using visuals in reports, and a very handy review that can be used as a checklist for those writing research papers.For those writing research papers, preparing arguments, or reading critically.

Table of Contents

Rhetoric
Writing: A First Look
Strategies for Successful Reading
Planning and Drafting Your Paper
Revising and Editing Your Paper
Narration: Relating Events
Description: Presenting Impressions
Process Analysis: Explaining How
Illustration: Making Yourself Clear
Classification: Grouping into Categories
Comparison: Showing Relationships
Cause and Effect: Explaining Why
Definition: Establishing Boundaries
Argument: Convincing Others
Mixing the Writing Strategies
Paragraphs
Effective Sentences
Diction, Tone, Style
The Essay Examination
Writing About Literature
Business Letters and Reacute;sumeacute;s
Research Guide
The Research Paper
Documenting Sources
Additional Research Strategies: Interviews, Questionnaires, Direct Observations
Reader
Narration
The Perfect Picture
Sound and Fury
Momma's Encounter
For My Indian Daughter
Description
When the Full Moon Shines Its Magic over Monument Valley
The Barrio
Assembly Line Adventure
Once More to the Lake
Process Analysis
Fast Track to Perfection
FromThe Spider and the Wasp
Let's Get Vertical!
Can Generation Xers be Trained?
Illustration
Binge Drinking, A Campus Killer
Rambos of the Road
Going for Broke
The Company Man
Classification
What Are Friends For?
The Men We Carry in Our Minds
A Tale of Four Learners
Which Stooge Are You?
Comparison
Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts
Conversational Ballgames
Barbie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Private Language, Public Language
Coming H
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