Practical strategies, a real-world emphasis and a focus on critical thinking characterizes this rhetoric, reader, research guide and handbook.
Table of Contents
1. Why Write? Part One: The Rhetoric 2. The Writing Process: An Overview 3. The Writing Context 4. Critical Thinking: Seeing with a Writer''''s Eye 5. Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started 6. Developing a Thesis 7. Supporting a Thesis 8. Organizing Ideas 9. Writing the First Draft 10. Revising and Rewriting 11. Editing and Proofreading 12. Special Writing Contexts Part Two: The Reader 13. Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a "Writer''''s Eye" 14. Description: Presenting Impressions 15. Narration: Relating Events 16. Example: Presenting Illustrations 17. Definition: Establishing Meaning 18. Comparison and Contrast: Indicating Similarities and Differences 19. Process: Explaining How Things Work and Giving Directions 20. Division and Classification: Separating into Parts and Rating Categories 21. Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Measuring Results 22. Argument and Persuasion: Influencing Readers Part Three: Special Writing Situations 23. The Essay Examination 24. Writing about Literature 25. Business and Professional Writing Part Four: The Research Paper 26. Conducting Research 27. Writing the Research Paper Part Five: Grammar and Handbook 28. Grammar 29. The Handbook Index