The Writer’s Way (with 2009 MLA Update Card)

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-05-22
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Based on a "whole language approach," The Writer's Way is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. This text recognizes that students learn best by doing--and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by strong examples, and reinforced by immediate personal rewards. With frank advice offered in a supportive, encouraging tone, Rawlins and Metzger lead students step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Table of Contents

Introductionto Writing
Learning to Write Learn Like a Child
The Four Basics
The Purpose of a Composition Class
How Can I Write Well Right Now
Writer's Workshop: What Helps, What Doesn't
What Makes Writing Effective
What Good Writing Isn't What Good Writing
Is: The Sense of Audience
It Really Works: Two Proofs Writer's
Workshop: The Reader's Dialogue
Planning and Drafting
Finding Something to Write About Where Do Good Essays Come From
Five Principles for Getting Good Ideas
Writing from Rage Writer's
Workshop: Finding Essays in Your Life
From First Thoughts to Drafts Writer's Block: Myth or Reality
Defeating Writer's Block
Revising and Editing
Thesis, Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Style
The Spirit of Revising
How to Feel About Rules Revision
Tools Revision in Four Steps
Thesis, Purpose, Audience, Tone, and Style Purpose and Audience
Tell You How to Write Writer's
Workshop: Revising for Thesis, Audience, Purpose, Tone, and Style
Organization: Mapping, Outlining, and Abstracting
The Organizing Attitude Mapping
Outlining Abstracting
Writing Abstracts Structural
Templates Paragraphing
Making the Draft Longer or Shorter
Making It Shorter Seeing the Mode
Making It Longer Writer's
Workshop: Expanding Essays
Beginning, Ending, and Titling Beginnings Conclusions Titles
Peer Feedback Rules for Readers
Rules for Writers Peer
Editing in Groups Peer
Editing for Mechanics and Grammar
A Final Piece of Advice Writer's
Workshop: Peer Editing a Peer-Editing Session
Editing Getting the Editing
Attitude "Grammar" Punctuation Spelling
The Worst That Can Happen to You Following Format Proofreading
Modes of Writing
Personal Writing What's Personal Writing
Show, Don't Tell Choosing an Effect Does Personal Writing Have a Thesis
Seeing the Mode Writer's Workshop: Concretizing Abstract Generalizations
Writing to Inform What's Informative Writing
The Three Challenges Eight Teaching Tips Seeing the Mode Writer's Workshop: Informative Strategies--Action Exercises
Writing an Argument
Thinking It Through What's an Argument
Finding an Argumentative Prompt
Thinking It Through versus Selling the Case
Why Thinking Is Hard
How to Think: A Template Seeing the Mode Writer's
Workshop: Using the Tools
Writing an Argument
Selling the Case
Define Your Objectives Realistically
Identify Your Audience as Specifically as Possible
Establish a Positive Relationship with Your Audience
Find a Dramatic Structure
Seeing the Mode Writer's Workshop: Using Models
Writing in School: An Introduction Not as Different as You Might Think A Brief Review How to Read Writing Assignments
Research Using the Library Researching from a Terminal Evaluating the Credibility of Your Sources
Using Sources Summary and Paraphrase Quotation Documentation Model Citations
The Academic Research Paper Setting Out Getting Things Organized Format Graphics Two Model Research Papers
A Collection of Good Writing Personal Essays Informative Essays Argumentative Essays Academic Essays Five Essays on Food
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