Short Guide to College Writing (Penguin Academics Series), A

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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"One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman' s Penguin Academics Series, "A Short Guide to College Writing" is a clear and authoritative brief rhetoric that emphasizes analysis, argument, and research in academic writing." Brief, high-quality rhetoric with lower price. Drafting, revising, research, documentation. General Interest.

Table of Contents

The Writing Process
Developing Ideas.Starting.Focusing.Developing Ideas
Drafting and Revising
Reading Drafts
Peer Review: The Benefits of Having a Real Audience
Two Sides of a Story (Student Essay)
Shaping Paragraphs
Paragraph Form and Substance
Paragraph Unity: Topic Sentences, Topic Ideas
Unity in Paragraphs
Organization in Paragraphs
Coherence in Paragraphs
Linking Paragraphs Together
The Story Behind the Gestures (Student Essay)
Paragraph Length
Introductory Paragraphs
Concluding Paragraphs
Checklist for Revising Paragraphs
Revising for Conciseness
Instant Prose
Extra Words and Empty Words
Extra Sentences, Extra Clauses: Subordination
It Is, This Is, There Are
Some Concluding Remarks About Conciseness
Checklist for Revising for Conciseness
Revising for Clarity
Clarity and Exactness: Using the Right Word
Clarity and Coherence
Clarity and Sentence Structure: Parallelism
Checklist for Revising for Clarity
Writing with Style
Academic Styles, Academic Audiences
Defining Style
Style and Tone
Acquiring Style
College Writing
Analyzing Texts
Analyzing a Drawing
Analyzing Texts
Analysis Versus Summary and Paraphrase
The Gettysburg Address: Summary, Paraphrase, Analysis
The Gettysburg Address
Paraphrasing and Summarizing Literary Texts
A Note on the Use of Summary in the Analytic Essay
Classifying and Thinking
Cause and Effect
Advertisements, Pornography, and Public Space
Analysis and Description
Checklist for Revising Comparisons
Process Analysis
It's the Portly Penguin That Gets the Girl, French Biologist Claims
Explaining an Analysis
Persuading Readers
Emotional Appeals
Making Reasonable Arguments
Claims and Evidence
Three Kinds of Claims: Claims of Fact, Value, and Policy
Three Kinds of Evidence: Examples, Testimony, Statistics
A Note on Definition in the Persuasive Essay
The Plight of the Politically Correct (Student Essay)
How Much Evidence Is Enough?
Two Kinds of Reasoning: Induction and Deduction
Avoiding Fallacies
Tone and Ethical Appeal
Organizing an Argument
Checklist for Revising Drafts of Persuasive Essays
Persuasion at Work: Two Writers Consider the Death Penalty
Death and Justice: How Capital Punishment Affirms Life
The Death Penalty
Persuasion at Work: Two Writers Consider Music Filesharing
Lasting Impression-Downloading is Illegal
Perspective: Honest Talk about Downloads
An Analysis of Sherman's Response to Shapiro
Using Sources
Why Use Sources?
What Is a Source? Primary and Secondary Materials.Developing a Research Topic
The Library's Central Information System
Using the Internet
Checklist for Evaluating Websites
Reading and Taking Notes on Secondary Sources
Acknowledging Sources
Writing the Research Essay
Writing the Essay.Checklist for Reading Drafts of Research Essays
A Sample Research Essay (MLA Format)
Politics and Psychology in The Awakening (Student Essay)
A Sample Research Essay (APA Format)
Nitrite: Preservative or Carcinogen? (Student Essay)
A Writer's Handbook
Punctuating Sentences
Three Common Errors: Fragments, Comma Splices, and Run-On Sentences
Run-On Sentences
The Period
The Question Mark
The Colon
The Semicolon
The Comma
The Dash
Capital Letters
The Hyphen
The Apostrophe
Using the Right Word
A Note on Idioms
A Writers Glossary
Documenting Sources
MLA Format
APA Format
A Note on Other Systems of Documentation
Preparing the Manuscript
Basic Manuscript Form
Using Quotations (and Punctuating Them Correctly)
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