The Writer's Way

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  • Edition: 7th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-29
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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.

Table of Contents

Prologue: How to Succeed in School
How to Get a Good Grade
How to (Re)Learn in School: A Guide to Studying
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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