The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers, Brief

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  • Edition: 8th
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  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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For undergraduate Composition I and II courses. From the first edition,The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writershas focused on writing for a variety of purposes in a rhetorical situation. Although audience, context, and writing situation are important, a writerrs"s purpose should be and has always been the focal point of the sequence of assignments. The Prentice Hall Guidebegins with purposes that are important for the writer personally - observing and remembering - and then turns to more reader-based, academic purposes, including critical reading, expository writing, and argumentative writing. Each chapter in this sequence is self-contained, with introductions, guidelines, professional and student models, writing process advice, research tips, revising guidelines, peer review questions, and postscript reflections on the assignment. This compact, efficient guide touches on all the critical aspects of college writing - both personal and academic - within rich, self-contained chapters - no more flipping back and forth between sections to find appropriate guidelines, models, and writing process information.

Table of Contents

Writing Myths and Rituals
Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice Place, Time, and Tools
Energy and Attitude Keeping a Journal
Warming Up: Journal Exercises On Keeping a Journal
Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing
Rhetorical Situations Writer, Occasion, Purpose, Audience, Genre, Context
Purposes for Writing Writer-Based
Purposes Subject- and Audience-Based
Purposes Combinations of Purposes Subject, Purpose, and Thesis Purpose and Audience
Audience Analysis Purpose, Audience, and Genre
The Rhetorical Situation Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays
The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl
I m OK, but You re Not
Dimensions of the Writing Process Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising
The Whole Process Writing with a Computer Warming Up: Journal Exercises
A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping Athletes and Education
On Writing Athletes and Education
A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising From The Declaration of Independence
Observing Techniques for Writing About Observations
Observing People Observing Places From Sierra
Observing Objects Warming Up: Journal Exercises Take This Fish and Look at It
Observing Wolves
Observing: The Writing Process
Choosing a Subject Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising Peer Response Postscript on the Writing
Process Permanent Tracings
Empty Windows
Remembering Techniques for Writing About Memories Remembering
People Remembering
Places Remembering
Events Warming Up: Journal Exercises Lives on the Boundary
Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self
C sar Ch vez Saved My Life
Remembering: The Writing Process Choosing a Subject Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising
Peer Response Postscript on the Writing
Process The Wind Catcher
The Red Chevy
Reading Techniques for Writing about Reading
Critical Reading
Strategies Guidelines for Class Discussion
Summarizing and Responding to an Essay
Teach Diversity with a Smile
Summarizing Responding Warming Up: Journal Exercises Letter to America
Atwood Vows
Responses to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
Reading and Writing Processes Choosing a Subject
Teaching Tolerance in America
Collecting, Shaping, Drafting, Revising Avoiding Plagiarism Peer
Response Postscript on the Writing Process Letter to Margaret Atwood
Two Responses to Deborah Tannen
Analyzing & Designing Visuals
Techniques for Analyzing Visuals
Analyzing Visuals with Text
Analyzing Visuals in Context Progress or Not
Flag Raising on Iwo Jima, February 23, 1945
Who s a Looter?
Analyzing the Genre of the Visual Rhetorical
Appeals to the Audience Designing Visuals
Techniques for Designing Visuals
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