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This writing guide/reader/handbook demystifies writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions about audience and purpose. Widely admired for its clear, readable style,The Writing Processfocuses on writing as decision-making, with a wealth of student samples in various draft stages and a strong selection of professional readings to illustrate writing strategies. New chapters on workplace writing and writing essay exams are included in the Tenth Edition. Helps readers understand the writing process. Writing process, research process. Anyone who wants to learn to write well.
Table of Contents
|The Process - Decisions in Planning, Drafting, and Revising Introduction|
|Decisions in the Writing Process|
|Decisions in Planning|
|Decisions in Drafting|
|Decisions in Revising|
|Specific Revision Strategies Introduction|
|Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile|
|Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers' Access|
|Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style|
|Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning|
|Essays for Various Goals Introduction|
|Decisions about Reading for Writing|
|Helping Others See: Description|
|Helping Others Share and Experience: Narration|
|Providing Examples: Illustration|
|Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification|
|Explaining Steps and Stages: Process Analysis|
|Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause and Effect Analysis|
|Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast|
|Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition|
|Using Multiple Strategies in a Persuasive Argument|
|Special Issues in Persuasion|
|The Research Process Introduction|
|Thinking Critically about the Research Process|
|Asking Questions and Finding Answers|
|Evaluating and Interpreting Your Findings|
|Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Your Sources, and Avoiding Violations of Copyright|
|Composing the Research Report with Sample Research Report in APA Style|
|Case Study - A Sample Research Report in MLA Style|
|Special Issues in Writing|
|Writing at Work|
|Writing Essay Examinations|
|A Brief Handbook|
|English as a Second Language|
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