The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers Brief Edition, without Handbook

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2000-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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A comprehensive guide to writing for one- or two-semester freshman composition courses. This all-in-one text offers hallmark coverage of the purposes of writing, focusing on the importance of a writer's research, critical-reading skills, the ability to organize ideas, and a strategy to assess and develop rhetorical contexts. While the guide emphasizes traditional writing purpose and process, the author also considers the technological changes that influence and enhance contemporary writing, including expanded coverage of researching, evaluating, and documenting internet sources.

Table of Contents

(NOTE: New selections are in bold and marked with an * asterisk.)
Writing Myths and Rituals
Writing Fitness
On Keeping a Journal
Purposes and Processes for Writing
Writing for Myself
Purposes for Writing
Purpose and Audience
Purpose and Audience in Two Essays
The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl
I'm OK, but You're Not
Dimensions of the Processes
Writing with a Computer
A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping
Athletes and Education
On Writing Athletes and Education
A Writing Process at Work: Drafting
From The Declaration of Independence
Observing and Revising
Techniques for Writing about Observations
One Fan's Burden
The Snake
Observing Wolves
*Take This Fish and Look at It
Observing: The Writing Process
Observing: Student Writing
Permanent Tracings
Empty Windows
Techniques for Writing about Memories
Remembering: Professional Writing
The Day Language Came into My Life
Lives on the Boundary
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
Remembering: The Writing Process
Remembering: Student Writing
The Wind Catcher
Techniques for Writing about Reading
Summarizing and Responding to an Essay
Teach Diversitywith a Smile
Some Don't Like Their Blues at All
Say It Ain't Cool
Reading: Professional Writing
Animal Rights and Beyond
*IBM and The X-Files
Reading and Writing Processes
Children and Violence in America
Reading: Student Writing
Drawing the Line
A Response to Deborah Tannen's Essay
Is Deborah Tannen Convincing?
Techniques for Investigative Writing
How the Web Works
Investigating: Professional Writing
Plotting a Net Gain
*You, Inc
The Homeless and Their Children
Investigating: The Writing Process
Investigating: Student Writing
See Dick Run
Run, Dick, Run
Why, Why, Why?
My Friend
An Alcoholic
Techniques for Explaining
Explaining: Professional Writing
Welcome to Cyberspace
The Global Village Finally Arrives
How Male and Female Students Use Language Differently
Explaining: The Writing Process
Explaining: Student Writing
The Police Were Calling Me Names: An Explanation of Hard-Core Punk Rock
Anorexia Nervosa
Techniques for Writing Evaluations
Oprah...Oscar; Oscar...Oprah
Evaluating: Professional Writing
Watching the Eyewitless News
First Born, Later Born
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