The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric, Reader, and Handbook

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
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This writing guide/reader/handbook demystifies writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions about audience and purpose. Widely admired for its clear, readable style,The Writing Processfocuses on writing as decision-making, with a wealth of student samples in various draft stages and a strong selection of professional readings to illustrate writing strategies. New chapters on workplace writing and writing essay exams are included in the Tenth Edition. Helps readers understand the writing process. Writing process, research process. Anyone who wants to learn to write well.

Table of Contents

The Process - Decisions in Planning, Drafting, and Revising Introduction
Decisions in the Writing Process
Decisions in Planning
Decisions in Drafting
Decisions in Revising
Specific Revision Strategies Introduction
Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile
Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers' Access
Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style
Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning
Essays for Various Goals Introduction
Decisions about Reading for Writing
Helping Others See: Description
Helping Others Share and Experience: Narration
Providing Examples: Illustration
Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification
Explaining Steps and Stages: Process Analysis
Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause and Effect Analysis
Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast
Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition
Using Multiple Strategies in a Persuasive Argument
Special Issues in Persuasion
The Research Process Introduction
Thinking Critically about the Research Process
Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Evaluating and Interpreting Your Findings
Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Your Sources, and Avoiding Violations of Copyright
Composing the Research Report with Sample Research Report in APA Style
Case Study - A Sample Research Report in MLA Style
Special Issues in Writing
Writing at Work
Writing Essay Examinations
A Brief Handbook
English as a Second Language
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