9780321076632

The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321076632

  • ISBN10:

    032107663X

  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2000
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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Summary

This practical and accessible writing guide unravels the complexities of writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions. In addition to coverage of the traditional modes, the text offers practice in analyzing the unique rhetorical requirements of any writing situation by showing how audience and purpose influence writing. Student and professional readings throughout the text including fiction, poetry, advertisements, memoirs and cartoons illustrate various writing strategies.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents xi
Preface xix
Ancillaries xxv
Section One The Process---Decisions in Planning, Drafting, and Revising 1(70)
Introduction
2(6)
Decisions in the Writing Process
8(12)
Decisions in Planning
20(23)
Decisions in Drafting
43(11)
Decisions in Revising
54(17)
Section Two Specific Revision Strategies 71(78)
Introduction
72(3)
Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile
75(11)
Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers' Access
86(20)
Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style
106(24)
Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning
130(19)
Section Three Essays for Various Goals 149(164)
Introduction
150(4)
Decisions about Reading for Writing
154(11)
Helping Others See and Share an Experience: Description and Narration
165(18)
Illustrating for Readers: Examples
183(11)
Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification
194(13)
Explaining Steps and Stages: Process Analysis
207(14)
Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause-and-Effect Analysis
221(16)
Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast
237(14)
Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition
251(14)
Using Multiple Strategies in a Persuasive Argument
265(26)
Special Issues in Persuasion
291(22)
Section Four The Research Process 313(137)
Introduction---Thinking Critically about the Research Process
314(10)
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
324(26)
Recording, Evaluating, and Interpreting Your Findings
350(21)
Documenting Your Sources
371(25)
Composing the Research Report
396(22)
Case Study: A Sample Research Project
418(32)
Appendix A Editing for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics 450(28)
Appendix B Format Guidelines for Submitting Your Manuscript 478(3)
Appendix C Useful Web Sites and Electronic Library Resources 481(4)
Credits 485(2)
Index 487

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