The Longman Handbook for Writers and Readers (with MyCompLab)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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A dynamic, easy-to-use handbook,The Longman Handbook for Readers and Writersallows writers to quickly and easily reference the information they need to improve their personal, business, and academic writing.writing process, business writing, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, electronic research, documentation/citation style guides, avoiding plagiarism, ESL.Any student or professional interested in improving their writing.

Table of Contents

Writing, Reading, and Thinking: Joining Communities
Writers, Readers, and Communities
Recognizing academic, work, and public communities
The composing process: Realities and myths
Entering electronic communities
Critical Reading
Reading for understanding
Reading for response and evaluation
Reading into writing: Using journals
Planning Strategies
Generating ideas and information
Structuring ideas and information
Creating patterns of generalization and support
Planning in electronic environments
Planning: Paper in progress
Defining Your Purpose and Thesis
Analyzing your purpose
Using rhetorical purposes to guide your writing
Defining a main idea or thesis
Using different kinds of thesis statements
Considering Your Audience
Defining your audience
Characterizing your readers
Adapting your content, structure, and style
Addressing communities of readers
Critical Reasoning
What is critical reasoning?
Building a chain of reasoning
Reasoning persuasively
Critical reasoning in academic, public, and work contexts
Drafting and Revising: Shaping Your Writing For Your Community
Moving from planning to drafting
Using drafting strategies
Drafting collaboratively
Drafting: Paper in progress
Making major revisions
Making minor revisions
Revising collaboratively
Revising: Paper in progress
Paragraphs: Focusing, Linking, and Developing Recognizing paragraph focus
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