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Writers Way 5th Edition



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Table of Contents

Introduction to Writing
Learning to Write Learn Like a Baby
The Eleven Blinders
The Four Basics Why Explaining Language Doesn't Work
What Good Is a Composition Class
What Good Is This book
How Can I Write Well Now
Writer's Workshop: What Helps, What Doesn't
What Makes Writing Good
What Good Writing Isn't
What Good Writing Is: The Sense of Audience
It Really Works: Two Proofs
Writer's Workshop: The Reader's
Dialogue Exercises
Planning and Drafting
Getting Started
Finding Something to Write About Where Do Good Essays Come From
Five Principles for Getting Good Ideas
Writing from Rage
Writer's Workshop: Finding Essays in Your Life
Thesis, Purpose, Audience, and Tone Topic Thesis Purpose Audience Tone Purpose and Audience Tell You How to Write
Writer's Workshop: Revising for Thesis, Audience, and Purpose
Getting Started
From First Thoughts to Drafts
Defeating Writer's Block
Revising and Editing
Mapping and Outlining
The Spirit of Revising
Organizing Three Tools
Abstracting Transition and Readers Transition and Connectors Abstracting Paragraphing Exercises
Beginning, Ending, and Titling
Making the Draft Longer or Shorter
Making It Shorter
Making It Longer
Writer' Workshop: Expanding Essays
Peer Feedback Rules for Readers
Rules for Writers
Peer Editing in Groups
Peer Editing for Mechanics and Grammar
Peer Editing in Cyberspace
Writer's Workshop: Peer Editing a Peer-Editing Session
Rewriting for Style
Style as Clothing
How to Master a Style: Three Steps
Sentence Length
Latinate Diction Concretion
Editing Getting the Editing Attitude "Grammar" Punctuation Spelling The Worst That Can Happen to You Following Format Proofreading
Publishing What, Me Publish?
Ways to Go Public Preparin a Manuscript for Submission
Modes of Writing
Personal Writing Show, Don't Tell Choosing an Effect Does Personal Writing Have a Thesis?
Writer's Workshop: Concretizing Abstract Generalizations
Writing to Inform What's Informative Writing?
The Three Challenges
Eight Teaching Tips
Writer's Workshop: The Eight in Action
Writing an Argument
Thinking It Through What's an Argument?
Finding an Argumentative Prompt Thinking It Through vs. Selling the Case How to Think
Writer's Workshop: Using the Tools
Writing an Argument
Selling the Case Define Your Objectives Realistically Establish a Positive Relationship with Your Audience Find a Dynamic Structure
Writer's Workshop: Using Models
Academic Writing
Writing in School Applying Our Concepts to College Essays Imagine a Real Reader
Writing on Literature Purpose and Audience What to Write About Thesis and Topic Critical Approaches
The Opening Paragraph Quotations
Page References
Writing in the Sciences Audience and Purpose Structure: the Lab Report
Essay Tests
The Universals Subject Tests
Literacy Tests
Collaborative Writing How to Make the Collaborative Experience Work for You Typical Collaborative Work Schedule
Research Using the Library Researching from a Terminal
Using Sources Summary and Paraphrase Quotation
Documentation Model
The Research Paper Setting Yourself a Good Task Getting Things Organized Format Graphics
A Model Research Paper
A Treasury of Essays
Personal Essays
Informative Essays
Argumentative Essays
Academic Essays
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