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The spirit of THE WRITER'S WAY remains in the ninth edition, as do its two core principles: (1) good writing begins when writers know their audience and write for the right reasons; and (2) knowing their audience and having good reasons to write will teach users everything they need to know about technique. Based on a "whole language approach," THE WRITER'S WAY is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. While this book is intended to be used in a classroom, it's very much based on the concept that there is little difference between writing in school and writing in the "real world." Offering frank advice in a supportive, encouraging tone, the authors lead readers step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing to polishing the final draft.

About the Author

Jack P. Rawlins (Ph.D., Yale University) is Professor of English at the California State University in Chico, where he has taught courses in composition, language education, linguistics, and literature. Writing in the areas of composition pedagogy, Victorian literature, science fiction, and university governance, he has been published by the University of California Press, the Southern Illinois University Press, College English, Studies in English Literature, and Newsweek. Stephen Metzger has written five guide books (for Avalon Travel Publishing and Globe Pequot Press) and has published articles and essays in a wide range of publications, including skiing, travel, in-flight, and health-and-fitness magazines, as well as the Sunday supplements of several major metropolitan newspapers. He has published poetry and fiction in national and international journals, won awards for his playwriting, and written (and performed in) stage adaptations of stories from James Joyce's DUBLINERS and chapters from ULYSSES. He also a writes a regular food column for a northern California newspaper. He teaches composition and creative writing in the English department at California State University, Chico, and has taught newswriting, magazine writing, and travel writing for the university's journalism department.

Table of Contents

Prologue. Part I: INTRODUCTION TO WRITING. 1. Learning to Write. 2. What Makes Writing Effective? 3. Writing in School: An Introduction. Part II: PLANNING AND DRAFTING. 4. Choosing Topics and Getting Started. 5. Thesis, Purpose, and Audience. 6. Style and Tone. 7. Organization: Mapping, Outlining, and Abstracting. Part III: REVISING AND EDITING. 8. The Spirit of Revising. 9. Beginning, Ending, and Titling. 10. Peer Feedback. 11. Editing. Part IV: FORMS OF WRITING: THREE KEY GENRES. 12. Personal Writing. 13. Writing to Inform. 14. Writing an Argument, Stage 1: Thinking Critically. 15. Writing an Argument, Stage 2: Selling the Case. Part V: ACADEMIC WRITING. 16. Research. 17. Using Sources. 18. The Academic Research Paper. Part VI: A COLLECTION OF GOOD WRITING.

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Rawlins, Jack
Cengage Learning
Metzger, Stephen
whole language approach
Language Experience Approach
General Language Arts & Disciplines
Education-Teaching Reading and Writing
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