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9780321102973

Four Worlds of Writing

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  • ISBN13:

    9780321102973

  • ISBN10:

    0321102975

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-08-15
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Summary

The everyday world. The public world. The academic world. The work world. These are the Four Worlds of Writing explored in this book, providing familiar contexts that help students use the writing process to expand knowledge and effect change. This composition text teaches flexible strategies to hone writing skills. Readers learn to begin the process by asking questions about important aspects of their lives that they seek to understand and change. Writing becomes a means to build on what they know and create some form of action, such as gaining new insights, increasing commitment to an issue, taking a new position or rejecting an old one. With multiple writing examples,Four Worlds of Writingoffers guidance to help its readers write more powerfully and persuasively.For those interested in improving their writing

Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.
What the Text Offers.
Part I.
Part II.

Questions the Text Helps You Answer.
Why Write?

Learning to Inquire and Act in Contexts.

Gaining Experience in Real Contexts.

Collaborating in Writing.

Collaborating on This Book: Our Story.

I. WRITING AS INQUIRY AND ACTION.

The Everyday World.

2. Area of Inquiry: Relationships.
Reading for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.

3. Area of Inquiry: Free Time.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.
The Public World.

4. Area of Inquiry: Issues in Groups.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.

5. Area of Inquiry: Local Cultures.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.
The Academic World.

6. Area of Inquiry: Fields of Study.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.

7. Area of Inquiry: Technology.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.
The World of Work.

8. Area of Inquiry: Workplace Problems.
Readings for Inquiry and Action.
Writing for Inquiry and Action.

II. ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES, GENRES, COLLABORATION, AND ON-LINE RESOURCES.

9. Invention Strategies.
Starting Strategies.
Exploring Strategies.

10. Research Strategies.
Library Research.
Compiling a Working Bibliography.
Field Research.

11. Reading and Interpretive Strategies.

12. Situating, Drafting, and Revising Strategies.
Strategies for Considering Readers and Writers.
Focusing Guides.
Organizing Plans.
Drafting.
Responding Guides.
Reader Response Strategy Revising Plans.

13. Using Genres.
Why Consider Genre?

14. Collaborative Effectively.
Why Collaborate?
Why Collaborate On and In Writing?
Collaborative Strategies.

15. Inquiry, Writing, and Technology.
The Strategic Use of Writing Technologies.
Simple...and Not So Simple Searches.
Planning Your Online Research.
Locating Sources.
Sorting and Reflecting On Your Inquiry Results.
Evaluating and Positioning Your Sources.

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