Literature and the Writing Process

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  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: Pearson College Div
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Compact literature anthology organized by Genre. Offers the best coverage of composition issues in a literature text by providing the steps of the writing process in every chapter. Also offers a unique handbook in the back of the text.

Table of Contents

Literature and the Writing Process, 8th Edition
Contents by Genre Thematic
Composing: An Overview
The Prewriting Process Reading for Writing James Joyce, Eveline Who Are My Readers? Analyze the Audience Prewriting Exercise Why Am I Writing? Reasons for Writing Prewriting Exercise What Ideas Should I Use? Reading and Thinking Critically Discovering and Developing Ideas Self-Questioning Directed Freewriting Problem Solving Figure 1-1 Directed Freewriting Clustering What Point Should I Make? Figure 1-2 Clustering Relate a Part to the Whole How Do I Find the Theme? Stating the Thesis
The Writing Process How Should I Organize My Ideas? Arguing Your Interpretation The Elements of Good Argument Building an Effective Argument Arranging the Ideas
Checklist for Arguing an Interpretation Developing with Details Questions for Consideration Maintaining a Critical Focus Distinguishing Critical Comments from Plot Details How Should I Begin? Postpone If Nothing Comes Write an Appealing Opening State the Thesis How Should I End? Relate the Discussion to Theme Postpone or Write Ahead Write an Emphatic Final Sentence Composing the First Draft Pausing to Rescan Quoting from Your Sources Sample Student Paper: First Draft Suggestions for Writing Ideas for Writing Ideas for Responsive Writing Ideas for Critical Writing
The Rewriting Process What Is Revision? Getting Feedback: Peer Review Revising in Peer Groups
Peer Evaluation Checklist for Revision What Should I Add or Take Out? Outlining After the First Draft Making the Outline Checking the Outline Sample After-Writing Outline Examining the Sample Outline Outlining Exercise What Should I Rearrange? Does It Flow? What Is Editing? What Sentences Should I Combine?
Transitional Terms for All Occasions
Revising Checklist Combining for Conciseness Sentence Combining Exercise Rearranging for Emphasis and Variety Varying the Pattern Exercise on Style Which Words Should I Change? Check Your Verbs Exercise on Word Choice Use Active Voice Most of the Time Use Passive If Appropriate Exercise on Passive Voice Feel the Words Attend to Tone Use Formal Language What Is Proofreading? Try Reading It Backward Look for Your Typical Errors
Proofreading Checklist Read the Paper Aloud Find a Friend to Help Sample Student Paper: Final Draft
Researched Writing Using Library Source in Your Writing Conducting Your Research Locating Sources The Online Catalog Indexes and Databases
Selected Online Indexes and Databases Using the Internet
Internet Sources for Literature Evaluating Online Sources Reference Works in Print
Selected Reference Works in Literature Working with Sources Taking Notes The Printout/Photocopy Option Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting Devising a Working Outline Writing a First Draft Organizing Your Notes Using Quotations and Paraphrases Integrating Sources Quoting from Primary Sources Avoiding Plagiarism Rewriting and Editing Documenting Your Sources Revising the Draft
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