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Student's Book of College English: Rhetoric, Reader, Research Guide, and Handbook

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9780321440150

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1/1/2009
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Longman
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Summary

This classic rhetoric-reader-handbook offers a complete course in writing in the rhetorical modes in one comprehensive volume.

Table of Contents

Thematic Table of Contentsp. xvii
Preface to the Instructorp. xxiii
The Principles of Good Reading and Writingp. 1
Getting Startedp. 3
Critical Readingp. 3
Reading for Best Resultsp. 4
How Critical Reading Worksp. 6
Reading Visual Imagesp. 14
Examining an Advertisementp. 16
Active Writingp. 17
Limiting Your Subjectp. 18
Determining Your Purpose and Audiencep. 20
Writing a Thesisp. 23
Prewritingp. 24
Writing Draftsp. 27
One Student Writingp. 28
Writing with a Computerp. 33
Student Writingp. 35
Finding and Supporting a Thesisp. 38
The Thesisp. 39
Stating Your Thesisp. 40
Supporting Your Thesis: Detailsp. 43
Student Writing: Thesis and Detailsp. 44
Models of Writingp. 47
Planning a Paper: Outliningp. 57
The Importance of Planningp. 57
The Formal Outlinep. 58
The Formal Outline Formatp. 59
Topic and Sentence Outlinesp. 61
From Outline to Essay: One Student Writingp. 64
Preparing Your Outlinep. 70
Writing a Paper: An Overview of Partsp. 77
The Introductionp. 77
The Bodyp. 81
Topic Sentencesp. 81
Student Writing: Topic Sentencesp. 83
Transitionsp. 86
Paragraph Developmentp. 89
The Conclusionp. 94
Revising and Editing Your Paperp. 97
One Student Revising and Editingp. 98
Learning from Other Students: Peer Reviewp. 98
Learning from Your Instructor's Commentsp. 100
Putting It All Togetherp. 102
Proofreadingp. 103
A Brief Note on Stylep. 107
Methods of Developmentp. 109
Descriptionp. 111
Writing Your Descriptive Paperp. 112
Student Writing: Descriptionp. 114
Models of Writingp. 119
Critical Reading: Descriptionp. 119
Readings for Writingp. 127
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 132
Narrationp. 136
Writing Your Narrative Paperp. 137
Student Writing: Narrationp. 143
Models of Writingp. 149
Readings for Writingp. 158
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 164
Examplep. 168
Writing Your Example Paperp. 169
Student Writing: Examplep. 172
Critical Reading: Examplep. 177
Models of Writingp. 179
Readings for Writingp. 184
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 190
Processp. 195
Writing Your Process Paperp. 195
Student Writing: Processp. 197
Models of Writingp. 203
Readings for Writingp. 215
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 222
Comparison and Contrastp. 226
Writing Your Comparison-Contrast Paperp. 227
Student Writing: Comparison-Contrastp. 227
Subject-by-Subject Patternp. 227
Point-by-Point Patternp. 230
Combined Patterns of Comparison and Contrastp. 232
Models of Writingp. 236
Readings for Writingp. 247
The Battle of the Sexes: Two Stories for Comparison and Contrastp. 247
Legalizing Drugs: Two Websites for Comparison and Contrastp. 261
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 263
Classification and Divisionp. 270
Classification and Division as Modes of Thoughtp. 271
Reviewing Division Strategiesp. 273
Writing Your Classification Paperp. 273
Student Writing: Classificationp. 275
Models of Writingp. 278
Readings for Writingp. 286
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 295
Cause and Effectp. 299
Writing Your Cause-and-Effect Paperp. 299
Student Writing: Cause and Effectp. 300
Models of Writingp. 304
Readings for Writingp. 311
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 314
Definitionp. 321
Writing Your Definition Paperp. 322
Student Writing: Formal Definitionp. 325
Student Writing: Informal Definitionp. 328
Models of Writingp. 333
Readings for Writingp. 337
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 344
Argumentationp. 348
Using Logicp. 349
Inductionp. 349
Deductionp. 349
Using Induction and Deductionp. 351
Avoiding Logical Fallaciesp. 351
Writing Your Argumentation Paperp. 357
Student Writing: Argumentationp. 358
Pro and Con: Arguments on Controversial Topicsp. 365
Student Writing: Opposing Views on Immigrants in Americap. 365
Student Writing: Opposing Views on Global Warmingp. 369
Models of Writingp. 372
Readings for Writingp. 384
Student Writing: Opposing Views on the Death Penalty: Four Viewpointsp. 385
Opposing Positions on Same-Sex Marriages: Five Viewpointsp. 395
Opposing Views on the Megan Kanka Tragedyp. 403
Reading and Writing About Poetryp. 409
Mixing Methods of Developmentp. 413
Writing Your Paper of Mixed Modes of Developmentp. 414
Student Writing: Mixing Methods in Developing Your Essayp. 415
Critical Reading: Mixed Methods of Developmentp. 419
Models of Writingp. 422
Special Writingp. 431
Literary Analysisp. 433
Writing Your Analysis of Literaturep. 434
Student Writing: Literary Analysisp. 440
Readings for Writingp. 443
Writing Essay Examsp. 457
Preparing for the Examp. 457
Evaluating the Questionp. 458
Planning and Writing Your Essayp. 460
Business Writing: An Overviewp. 463
Writing Inquiry and Complaint Lettersp. 463
Addressing an Envelopep. 468
Writing a Letter to Apply for a Jobp. 469
Writing Your Resumep. 470
Electronic (Digital) Resumesp. 474
Memorandumsp. 476
E-mailp. 476
Researchp. 479
Doing Researchp. 481
Choosing Your Subjectp. 482
The Research Paper with a Thesisp. 483
Developing Your Thesisp. 484
Preliminary Readingp. 485
Research on the Internetp. 487
Searching the World Wide Webp. 487
"Googling" Your Subjectp. 488
Evaluating Websitesp. 489
Your Preliminary Outlinep. 491
A Working Bibliographyp. 491
Finding Sourcesp. 492
Making Bibliography Cardsp. 499
Taking Notesp. 502
Place for Notesp. 502
Scope of Notesp. 503
Content of Notesp. 503
Preparing Note Cardsp. 504
Quotation of Sourcesp. 505
Summary and Paraphrase of Sourcesp. 505
Disagreements: Facts and Opinionsp. 507
Outliningp. 507
Making a Slug Outlinep. 508
Writing a Formal Outlinep. 508
Writing Your Research Paperp. 511
Using Sourcesp. 511
Quoting an Original Source in Your Paperp. 512
Paraphrasing an Original Source in Your Paperp. 513
Direct Quotations: How Many?p. 513
Documentation in the Humanities: MLA Stylep. 517
Parenthetical Documentationp. 517
A List of Works Citedp. 521
Citing Electronic Sourcesp. 526
Explanatory Notesp. 530
Preparing the Works Cited Listp. 530
Documenting with Endnotesp. 531
First Referencesp. 532
Subsequent Referencesp. 533
Endnotes: A Samplep. 534
Documentation in the Social Sciences: APA Stylep. 535
Parenthetical Citationp. 535
The List of Referencesp. 537
Preparing Your References Listp. 539
Plagiarismp. 540
Writing Your Research Paper: Draft Stagesp. 542
The First Draftp. 542
Subsequent Draftsp. 542
Toward the Final Copyp. 543
Preparing Your Manuscriptp. 543
Frequently Asked Questions about Writing Research Papersp. 545
Sample Research Paperp. 549
Stylep. 573
Proper Words in Proper Placesp. 575
Denotation and Connotationp. 575
Abstract Writing and Concrete Writingp. 578
Specific Detailsp. 579
Specific Words and Phrasesp. 581
Comparisonsp. 582
Effective Sentencesp. 586
Wordiness and Economyp. 586
Deadwoodp. 587
Pointless Repetition of Meaningp. 588
Cutting Inadequate Clausesp. 589
Delay of Subjectp. 590
Passive Verbsp. 591
Faulty Parallelismp. 593
Faulty Subordination and Sentence Combiningp. 595
Sentence Monotony and Varietyp. 599
Sentence Lengthp. 599
Sentence Structurep. 599
Additional Notes on Style: Problems and Solutionsp. 602
Tritenessp. 602
Euphemismsp. 605
Repetition, Good and Badp. 606
Repetition for Clarityp. 606
Repetition for Impactp. 606
Undesirable Repetition of Meaningp. 607
Undesirable Repetition of the Same Wordp. 607
Undesirable Repetition of Soundsp. 608
Slangp. 609
Fancy Writingp. 610
Sexist Languagep. 611
Miscellaneous Do's and Don'tsp. 614
Handbook, Glossary, and ESL Pointersp. 617
Handbookp. 619
Self Test: Abbreviationsp. 620
Self Test: Correct Adjectives and Adverbsp. 623
Self Test: Apostrophe Usep. 627
Self Test: Capital Lettersp. 630
Self Test: Colonsp. 632
Self Test: Commas in Series and Clausesp. 634
Self Test: Commas and Introductory Elementsp. 635
Self Test: Commas and Interrupting Elementsp. 637
Self Test: Commas and Nonrestrictive Elementsp. 640
Self Test: Commas: Other Usesp. 643
Self Test: Comma Splicesp. 646
Self Test: Comparatives and Superlativesp. 648
Self Test: Faulty Comparisonsp. 650
Self Test: End Marksp. 655
Self Test: Fragmentsp. 659
Self Test: Dangling and Misplaced Modifiersp. 664
Self Test: Pronoun Agreementp. 669
Self Test: Pronoun Casep. 673
Self Test: Pronoun Referencep. 675
Self Test: Quotation Marksp. 678
Self Test: Run-on Sentencesp. 680
Self Test: Shifts in Person or Tensep. 683
Self Test: Spellingp. 686
Self Test: Subject-Verb Agreementp. 692
Self Test: Verb Formp. 697
Self Test: Verb Tensep. 701
Glossary of Problem Wordsp. 704
Self Test: Problem Wordsp. 737
ESL Pointers: Tips for Non-Native Writersp. 739
Verbs and Helping Verbs, Including Modalsp. 739
Phrasal Verbsp. 742
Nouns: Countable and Uncountablep. 743
Prepositionsp. 745
Self Test: ESL Problemsp. 747
Answer Key to Self Testsp. 748
Creditsp. 754
Indexp. 758
Correction Symbols and Abbreviationsp. 772
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