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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2018-02-23
  • Publisher: Pearson
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For courses in English Composition.

 

Practical writing skills for composing in the real world

Revel™ Writing Today is an accessible book that fits the way people today read and learn. Its chunked writing style; eye-catching design; and focus on writing genres, strategies, and processes set you up for success in your college courses, your career, and your civic life.

 

The 4th Edition marks a turning point in this highly successful series. Authors Richard Johnson-Sheehan and Charles Paine have made reflection – or discovering why we think the way we doone of the central concepts of the revision. As you explore this, you’ll become intellectually stronger, more aware, more versatile, and more resilient.

 

Revel is Pearson’s newest way of delivering our respected content. Fully digital and highly engaging, Revel replaces the textbook and gives students everything they need for the course. Informed by extensive research on how people read, think, and learn, Revel is an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience – for less than the cost of a traditional textbook.

 

NOTE: Revel is a fully digital delivery of Pearson content. This ISBN is for the standalone Revel access card. In addition to this access card, you will need a course invite link, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Revel.

Author Biography

Richard Johnson-Sheehan is a Professor of Rhetoric and Composition at Purdue University. There, he has directed the Introductory Composition program and served as the Director of the Purdue Writing Lab and the Purdue OWL. He teaches a variety of courses in composition, professional writing, medical writing, environmental writing, and writing program administration, as well as classical rhetoric and the rhetoric of science. He has also published widely in these areas. 


Johnson-Sheehan’s books on writing include Argument Today, coauthored by Charles Paine; Technical Communication Today, now in its fifth edition; and Writing Proposals, now in its second edition. He was awarded the 2008 Fellow of the Association of Teachers of Technical Writing. In 2017, he was awarded the J.R. Gould Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Society for Technical Communication.



Charles Paine is a Professor of English at the University of New Mexico, where he directs the Core Writing and the Rhetoric and Writing programs. He teaches first-year composition and courses in writing pedagogy, the history of rhetoric and composition, and many other areas. His published books span a variety of topics in rhetoric and composition, including The Resistant Writer (a history of composition studies), Teaching with Student Texts (a coedited collection of essays on teaching writing), and Argument Today (an argument-based textbook). 


An active member of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), he has served on its Executive Board and as coleader of the WPA Summer Conference Workshop. He cofounded and coordinates the Consortium for the Study of Writing in College, a joint effort of the National Survey of Student Engagement and the Council of Writing Program Administrators. The Consortium conducts general research into the ways that undergraduate writing can lead to enhanced learning, engagement, and other gains related to student success.

Table of Contents

PART 1: GETTING STARTED

1. Writing and Genres

2. Topic, Angle, Purpose

3. Readers, Contexts, and Rhetorical Situations 

4. Reading Critically, Thinking Analytically

5. Reflecting Critically, Starting Your Portfolio


PART 2: USING GENRES TO EXPRESS IDEAS

6. Memoirs

7. Profiles

8. Reviews

9. Literary Analyses

10. Rhetorical Analyses

11. Commentaries 

12. Arguments 

13. Proposals 

14. Formal Reports

15. Research Papers


PART 3: DEVELOPING A WRITING PROCESS

16. Inventing Ideas and Prewriting

17. Organizing and Drafting

18. Choosing a Style

19. Designing

20. Revising and Editing


PART 4: STRATEGIES FOR SHAPING IDEAS

21. Developing Paragraphs and Sections

22. Using Basic Rhetorical Patterns

23. Using Argumentative Strategies 

24. Collaborating and Peer Response


PART 5: DOING RESEARCH

25. Starting Your Research

26. Finding Sources and Collecting Evidence

27. Citing, Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing Sources

28. Using MLA Style

29. Using APA Style


PART 6: GETTING YOUR IDEAS OUT THERE

30. Writing with Social Networking

31. Succeeding on Written Exams and Assessments

32. Presenting Your Work


PART 7: THEMATIC ANTHOLOGY OF READINGS

33. College and a New Life

34. Identity and Human Nature

35. Culture and Entertainment

36. Place and Environment

37. Health and Safety

38. Science and Technology


PART 8: HANDBOOK

1. Sentences 

2. Verbs 

3. Pronouns 

4. Style 

5. Punctuation, Mechanics, and Spelling 


Appendix: Readings Arranged by Theme 

Credits 

Index

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