Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, The: Brief Edition

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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The most successful college rhetoric published in over a decade, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition offers the most progressive and teachable introduction now available to academic and personal writing. The four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, numerous examples of student and professional writing, and a thorough guide to research. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Brief Edition has set the new standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry.

Table of Contents

A Rhetoric for College Writers
Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing
Why Take a Writing Course?
Subject-Matter Problems: The Starting Point of Writing
Shared Problems Unite Writers and Readers
The Writer as Problematizer
Posing a Problem: A Case Study of a Beginning
College Writer
Posing Your Own Subject-Matter Questions
Characteristics of Good Subject-Matter Questions
Rhetorical Problems: Reaching Readers Effectively
An Example of a Rhetorical Problem: When to Choose Closed Versus
Open Forms
David Rockwood, ldquo;A Letter to the Editorrdquo
Thomas Merton, ldquo;A Festival of Rainrdquo
Distinctions between Closed and Open Forms of Writing
Where to Place Your Writing along the Continuum
Chapter Summary
Brief Writing Project
Noel Gaudette (student), ldquo;Questions about Genetically Modified Foods?rdquo
Brittany Tinker (student), ldquo;Will the Development of Third World Countries Destroy Our Environment?rdquo
Showing Why Your Question Is Problematic and Significant (for Option 2)
Showing Why Your Question Is Significant
Planning Your Essay
Exploring Problems, Making Claims
What Does a Professor Want?
Learning to Wallow in Complexity
Seeing Each Academic Discipline as a Field of Inquiry and Argument
Posing an Engaging Question
How a Prototypical Introduction Poses a Question and Proposes an Answer
Seeking a Surprising Thesis
Try to Change Your Readerrsquo;s Views of Your Subject
Give Your Thesis Tension
Supporting Your Thesis with Points and Particulars
How Points Convert Information to Meaning
How Removing Particulars Creates a Summary
How to Use Points and Particulars When You Revise
Chapter Summary
Brief Writing Project
Playing the Believing and Doubting Game
Anonymous (student), ldquo;Believing and Doubting Paul Theroux&
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