9781413015386

The Sundance Writer A Rhetoric, Reader, Handbook

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    9781413015386

  • ISBN10:

    1413015387

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/15/2006
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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Summary

Praised for its practical strategies, real-world emphasis and focus on critical thinking, this successful 4-in-1-- handbook, reader, rhetoric, and research guide-- text incorporates electronic writing and visual rhetoric.

Table of Contents

Preface xxxv
Why Write?
1(10)
PART ONE THE RHETORIC
The Writing Process: An Overview
11(10)
The Writing Context
21(24)
Critical Thinking: Seeing with a Writer's Eye
45(14)
Prewriting Strategies: Getting Started
59(11)
Developing a Thesis
70(10)
Supporting a Thesis
80(12)
Organizing Ideas
92(20)
Developing Paragraphs
112(12)
Writing the First Draft
124(17)
Revising and Rewriting
141(17)
Editing and Proofreading
158(19)
PART TWO WRITING IN THE INFORMATION AGE
Analyzing Visuals: Seeing with a ``Writer's Eye''
177(23)
Writing with Visuals
200(13)
Business and Professional Writing
213(22)
Special Writing Contexts
235(16)
PART THREE THE READER
Becoming a Critical Reader: Reading with a ``Writer's Eye''
251(11)
Description: Presenting Impressions
262(49)
Narration: Relating Events
311(52)
Example: Presenting Illustrations
363(40)
Definition: Establishing Meaning
403(42)
Comparison and Contrast: Indicating Similarities and Differences
445(42)
Process: Explaining How Things Work and Giving Directions
487(52)
Division and Classification: Separating into Parts and Rating Categories
539(48)
Cause and Effect: Determining Reasons and Measuring Results
587(46)
Argument and Persuasion: Influencing Readers
633(62)
PART FOUR WRITING IN COLLEGE
The Essay Examination
695(10)
Writing about Literature
705(24)
PART FIVE THE RESEARCH PAPER
Conducting Research
729(36)
Writing the Research Paper
765(60)
PART SIX GRAMMAR AND HANDBOOK
Grammar
825(14)
The Handbook
839(66)
Credits 905(3)
Index 908

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