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OFFERING TEACHERS EXCEPTIONAL FLEXIBILITY; OFFERING STUDENTS EXCEPTIONAL VALUE! Written in a clear, engaging style, "Strategies for Successful Writing" combines four books -- a rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook -- into one convenient, flexible, and economically priced text. Moreover, our Free Words Upon Request program allows you to package a free dictionary or thesaurus with "Strategies for Successful Writing," making it the best value available to students.
Table of Contents
|To the Student||p. xx|
|Writing: A First Look||p. 3|
|The Purposes of Writing||p. 4|
|The Audience for Your Writing||p. 6|
|The Qualities of Good Writing||p. 10|
|Writing and Ethics||p. 10|
|Strategies for Successful Reading||p. 13|
|Orienting Your Reading||p. 13|
|A First Reading||p. 14|
|Additional Readings||p. 15|
|Mastering Reading Problems||p. 17|
|Reading to Critique||p. 18|
|Reading As a Writer||p. 18|
|The Appeal of the Androgynous Man||p. 20|
|Writing About What You Read||p. 22|
|Planning and Drafting Your Paper||p. 26|
|Understanding the Assignment||p. 27|
|Zeroing In on a Topic||p. 27|
|Gathering Information||p. 34|
|Organizing the Information||p. 36|
|Developing a Thesis Statement||p. 39|
|Writing the First Draft||p. 42|
|Planning and Drafting with a Word Processor||p. 45|
|Revising and Editing Your Paper||p. 47|
|Preparing to Revise||p. 48|
|Considering the Whole Essay||p. 48|
|Strengthening Paragraph Structure and Development||p. 54|
|Sharpening Sentences and Words||p. 55|
|Proofreading Your Draft||p. 57|
|Writing the Introduction and Conclusion||p. 57|
|Selecting a Title||p. 57|
|Revising with a Computer||p. 60|
|Peer Evaluation of Drafts||p. 61|
|Collaborative Writing||p. 67|
|Maintaining and Reviewing a Portfolio||p. 68|
|Narration: Relating Events||p. 70|
|Point of View||p. 73|
|Key Events||p. 74|
|Ethical Issues||p. 76|
|Writing a Narrative||p. 77|
|Sample Student Essay of Narration: The Beach Bum||p. 78|
|Description: Presenting Impressions||p. 84|
|Sensory Impressions||p. 85|
|Dominant Impression||p. 87|
|Vantage Point||p. 87|
|Selection of Details||p. 89|
|Arrangement of Details||p. 90|
|Ethical Issues||p. 90|
|Writing a Description||p. 91|
|Sample Student Essay of Description: The Big One||p. 93|
|Critical Edge||p. 95|
|Process Analysis: Explaining How||p. 97|
|Kinds of Process Analysis Papers||p. 98|
|Ethical Issues||p. 100|
|Writing a Process Analysis||p. 100|
|Sample Student Essay of Process Analysis: The ABCs of CPR||p. 104|
|Critical Edge||p. 107|
|Illustration: Making Yourself Clear||p. 109|
|Selecting Appropriate Examples||p. 110|
|Number of Examples||p. 110|
|Organizing the Examples||p. 111|
|Ethical Issues||p. 112|
|Writing an Illustration||p. 112|
|Sample Student Essay of Illustration: If It Is Worth Doing||p. 114|
|Critical Edge||p. 117|
|Classification: Grouping into Categories||p. 119|
|Selecting Categories||p. 120|
|Number of Categories||p. 122|
|Developing Categories||p. 122|
|Ethical Issues||p. 123|
|Writing a Classification||p. 124|
|Sample Student Essay of Classification: Undesirable Produce Market Customers||p. 125|
|Critical Edge||p. 127|
|Comparison: Showing Relationships||p. 129|
|Selecting Items for Comparison||p. 130|
|Developing a Comparison||p. 131|
|Organizing a Comparison||p. 132|
|Using Analogy||p. 133|
|Ethical Issues||p. 134|
|Writing a Comparison||p. 135|
|Sample Student Essay of Comparison: Different Shifts, Different Actions||p. 136|
|Critical Edge||p. 139|
|Cause and Effect: Explaining Why||p. 141|
|Patterns in Causal Analysis||p. 141|
|Reasoning Errors in Causal Analysis||p. 144|
|Ethical Issues||p. 146|
|Writing a Causal Analysis||p. 146|
|Sample Student Essay of Cause and Effect: Why Students Drop Out of College|
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