The Curious Writer (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Written with a strong personal voice that respects students and the writing challenges they face.The Curious Writeris not like other textbooks on the market today. Where the tone of other books is usually dry and detached,The Curious Writeris familiar and inviting. The author shuns a pedantic writing style and instead reaches out to students on equal terms, invoking his own writing experiences and those of his students as a way of illustrating the process of becoming a better writer. The author's voice is one that teaches by example rather than rule. A strong emphasis on critical reading skills.The Curious Writerbelieves that writing and reading are complementary skills. The book also holds that in today's media saturated world the ability to read well extends beyond the printed word to visual messages. For anyone wanting to improve their writing skills.

Table of Contents

The Spirit of Inquiry
Writing as Inquiry
Motives for Writing
Beliefs About Writing
What Do You Believe
Unlearning Unhelpful Beliefs
The Beliefs of This Book
Writing Situations and Rhetorical Choices
Habits of Mind
Start With Questions Not Answers
Suspend Judgment
Search for Surprise
A Room Full of Details
Writing As a Process
Recognizing the Challenges
What Is Your Writing Process?
Thinking About Your Process
Linear vs. Recursive Models
Dialectical Thinking
Practicing Dialectical Thinking
Overcome Your Own Challenges
Using What You've Learned
Reading as Inquiry
Motives for Reading
Beliefs About Reading
What Do You Believe?
Reading Situations and Rhetorical Choices
Reading As a Process
Linear vs. Recursive Models
Reading Strategies
Dialectical Thinking
Believing and Doubting
Practicing Dialectical Thinking
Adapting to Unfamiliar Reading Situations
Further Practice: An Adaptive
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