Brief Penguin Handbook with Exercises, The (with MyCompLab NEW with Pearson eText Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 3rd
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  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Lester Faigley understands how students learn best.The design and approach ofThe Brief Penguin Handbookstarted with ideas and suggestions from real students, and thus it is uniquely successful when it comes to giving students the information they need in a format they will actually use. This handbook continues to innovate in its design as well as its content to make handbook topics accessible. The third edition does this with enhanced visual examples, a new section on writing across the curriculum, more student samples than ever, and expanded documentation coverage including a new five-step guide to the documentation process. Research coverage has also been augmented to acknowledge that students begin their research online rather than in the library, and new "staying on track" boxes have been added to help students check themselves and avoid getting lost in the writing process.

Table of Contents

Planning, Drafting, and Revising
Think as a Writer
Think about the process of communication
Think about how to persuade others
Think about your audience
Think about your credibility
Think about your purpose
Plan and Draft
Think about the expectations of college readers
Establish your goals
Explore your topic
Write a working thesis
Plan a strategy
Compose a draft
Write as a member of a team
Compose Paragraphs
Focus your paragraphs
Organize your paragraphs
Make your paragraphs coherent
Consider paragraph length
Link across paragraphs
Write effective beginning and ending paragraphs
Rewrite, Edit, and Proofread
Switch from writer to reader
Learn strategies for rewriting
Respond to other writers drafts
Edit for particular goals
Proofread carefully
Learn to edit the writing of others
Writing for Different Purposes
Read and View with a Critical Eye
Become a critical reader
Read actively
Recognize verbal fallacies
Become a critical viewer
Recognize visual fallacies
Write to Analyze
Understand the goal of a rhetorical analysis
Analyze the context and the text
Organize and write a rhetorical analysis
Sample rhetorical analysis
Analyze images and other visual texts
Write to Reflect
Find a reflective topic
Identify a focus
Organize and write a reflection
Sample reflective essay
Write to Inform
Find an informative topic
Narrow your topic and write a thesis
Organize and write an informative essay
Sample informative essay
Write Arguments
Position arguments and proposal arguments
Find an arguable topic
Make an arguable claim
Organize and write a position argument
Sample position argument
Organize and write a proposal argument
Sample proposal arguments
Writing in the Disciplines
Learn to Write in Academic Disciplines
Become an academic writer
What counts as evidence in the disciplines?
Write in Specific Genres
Write an essay examination
Write an observation
Write a case study
Write a lab report in the sciences
Write a letter of application
Write a rsum
Write about Literature
Become a critical reader of literature
Develop an interpretation
Write a literary analysis
Sample literary analysis
Designing and Presenting
Communicate with Words, Images, and Graphics
Write in multimedia
Think about verbal and visual relationships
Know where images and graphics work best
Know where words work best
Design for Print and the Screen
Start with your readers
Design pages
Choose type
Compose images
Edit images
Create tables, charts, and graphs
Design a Web site
Design Presentations
Plan a presentation
Design visuals for a presentation
Deliver an effective presentation
Plan Your Research
Analyze the research task
Find a topic
Determine what kind of research you need
Draft a working thesis
Start a working bibliography
Find and Evaluat
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