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Patterns for a Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader

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Publisher Comments:

This stunning four-color modes-based reader helps students identify and employ the rhetorical patterns. With an emphasis on blending the patterns, this text encourages their use as strategies to help writers achieve their purposes for writing.

Synopsis:

Patterns for a Purpose emphasizes the rhetorical patterns as strategies to help writers achieve their purposes for writing. The text focuses on how writers combine patterns and treats argumentation-persuasion in depth.

About the Author

Barbara Fine Clouse is a frequent conference presenter and seasoned writing instructor who has taught all levels of college composition, first at Youngstown State University in northeastern Ohio and then at Slippery Rock University in western Pennsylvania. In addition to this new edition of THE STUDENT WRITER: Editor and Critic, Barbara has written a number of composition texts for McGraw-Hill, including WRITING: FROM INNER TO OUTER WORLD, PATTERNS FOR A PURPOSE: A Rhetorical Reader, JUMPSTART! A Workbook for Writers WORKING IT OUT: A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers, a short prose reader for developmental students, which is avialable on Primis, McGraw’s electronic database. Barbara's publications also include the fourth edition of PROGRESSIONS for Allyn & Bacon.

Table of Contents

* New to this edition

1. Reading Critically

Critical Reading

Distinguishing Facts from Opinions

Making Inferences

Synthesizing Information

Evaluating Quality

Errors in Logic

Strategies for Critical Reading

Preview the Material

Do a First Reading

Reread and Study

Keeping a Reading Journal

Summarizing

The Purpose of Summaries

Suggestions for Writing a Summary

A Sample Summary

Synthesizing

The Purpose of Synthesis

Suggestions for Synthesizing Information

A Sample Synthesis

* Mortimer Adler, How to Mark a Book

* Terry McMillan, On Reading and Becoming a Writer

2. Planning an Essay

Considering Your Writing Context

Purpose

Audience

The Writer’s Role

Generating Ideas

Shaping a Writing Topic

Discovering Ideas to Develop Your Topic

Developing a Thesis

Ordering Ideas

Outlining

* Peter Elbow, Desperation Writing

* Gail Godwin, The Watcher at the Gates

3. Writing and Rewriting

Tips for Writing Your First Draft

Visualizing an Essay

Revising Your Draft

Editing the Draft

(and more...)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780072493788
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Location:
Boston
Author:
Clouse, Barbara Fine
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Readers
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Report writing
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
July 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
712
Dimensions:
8.98x6.06x1.03 in. 1.85 lbs.

Related Subjects

Reference » Rhetoric
Reference » Writing » General

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