The Longman Writer, Brief Edition with MLA Guide

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2003-07-14
  • Publisher: Longman
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Table of Contents

Denotes selections new to this edition
The Reading Process
Becoming a Strong Reader
Stage 1: Get an Overview of the Selection
Stage 2: Deepen Your Sense of the Selection
Stage 3: Evaluate the Selection
Elen Goodman, Family Counterculture
The Writing Process
Getting Started Through Prewriting
Observations About the Writing Process
Use Prewriting to Get Started
Keep a Journal
Understand the Boundaries of the Assignment
Determine Your Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Point of View
Analyzing Your Audience: A Checklist
Discover Your Essay's Limited Subject
Generate Raw Material About Your Limited Subject
Organize the Raw Material
Activities: Getting Started Through Prewriting
Identifying a Thesis
What Is a Thesis?
Finding a Thesis
Writing an Effective Thesis
Tone and Point of View
Implied Pattern of Development
Including a Plan of Development
Don't Write a Highly Opinionated Statement
Don't Make an Announcement
Don't Make a Factual Statement
Don't Make a Broad Statement
Arriving at an Effective Thesis
Placing the Thesis in an Essay
Activities: Identifying a Thesis
Supporting the Thesis with Evidence
What Is Evidence?
How Do You Find Evidence?
How the Patterns of Development Help Generate Evidence
Characteristics of Evidence
The Evidence Is Relevant and Unified
The Evidence Is Specific
The Evidence Is Adequate
The Evidence Is Dramatic
The Evidence Is Accurate
The Evidence Is Representative
The Evidence Is Documented
Activities: Supporting the Thesis with Evidence
Organizing the Evidence
Use the Patterns of Development
Select an Organizational Approach
Chronological Approach
Spatial Approach
Emphatic Approach
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