Student's Book of College English : Rhetoric, Readings, Handbook

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2005-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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This classic text includes writing instruction, readings, and a handbook section, offering readers a complete introduction to writing in one comprehensive volume. Complete coverage of the writing process covers all aspects of writing from prewriting to outlining to final draft while examples of student drafts help demystify writing. Nine chapters on the methods of rhetorical development include essays, stories, and poems as models of the mode or as springboards for writing and class discussion. Ideal for individuals interested in improving their writing skills.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contents
Thematic Contents
Review Checklists
Preface to the Instructor
Preface to the Student
About the authors
The Principles of Good Reading and Writing
Getting Started
Active Reading
Reading for Best Results
Review Checklist: Tips for Active Reading
George Orwell, "A Hanging"
Collaborative Learning
Reading Visual Images
Active Writing
Limiting Your Subject
Examining an Advertisement
Nestle, "Want a Lite Baby Ruth?" [Advertisement]
Determining Your Purpose and Audience
Collaborative Learning
Writing a Thesis
Writing Drafts
One Student Writing
John Fousek, "My Roomate"
Writing Drafts
First Draft
Review Checklist: Tips for Getting Started
Collaborative Learning
Writing with a Computer
Student Writing
Clifford Wendell, "The Computer and I"
Collaborative Learning
Finding and Supporting a Thesis
The Thesis
Stating Your Thesis
Supporting Your Thesis: Details
Collaborative Learning
Student Writing: Thesis and Details
Thomas Healey, "You Must Be Crazy" [Student essay]
Having Your Say
Models of Writing
Jeffrey Berman, "Crying in the Classroom"
Anna Quindlen, "Women Are Just Better"
Having Your Say
Richard Rodriguez, "Complexion"
Review Checklist: Stating a Thesis
Planning a Paper: Outlining
The Importance of Planning
The Formal Outline
The Formal Outline Format
Topic and Sentence Outlines
From Outline to Essay: One Student Writing
Percy Bysshe Shelley, "Ozymandias"
Alan Benjamin, "Enough Despair to go Around" [Student essay]
Having Your Say
Preparing Your Outline
Review Checklist: Preparing an Outline
Collaborative Learning
Writing a Paper: An Overview of Parts
The Introduction
The Body
Topic Sentences
Student Writing: Topic Sentences
Hugh Nicholes, "The Mechanics of Backyard Mechanics" [Student essay]
Collaborative Learning
Paragraph Development
The Conclusion
Revising and Editing Your Paper
One Student Revising and Editing
Learning from Other Students: Peer Review
Collaborative Learning
Intermediate Draft: John Fousek, "My Roommate" [Student essay]
Learning from Your Instructors Comments
Putting It All Together
Review Checklist: Revising and Editing Your Drafts
Review Checklist: Pointers for Careful Proofreading
A Brief Note on Style
Methods of Development
Writing Your Descriptive Paper
Student Writing: Description
Nick Fiscina, "Dads Disappointment" [Student essay]
Rosemary J. Sexton, "The Near West Side Way Back When" [Student essay]
Models of Writing
Verlyn Klinkenburg, "Out of the Wild"
Roger Angell, "On the Ball"
Judith Ortiz Cofer, "Grandmothers Room"
Virginia Woolf, "The Death of the Moth"
Readings for Writing
Dick Feagler, "Willie"
Annie Dillard, "Strangers to Darkness"
Reading and Writing About Poetry
Mark Strand, "Black Spa" [Poem]
Writing Topics
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