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Synopsis:

One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman's Penguin Academics Series, A Short Guide to College Writing is a clear and authoritative brief rhetoric that emphasizes analysis, argument, and research in academic writing.

Synopsis:

One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman's Penguin Academics Series, A Short Guide to College Writing is a clear and authoritative brief rhetoric that emphasizes analysis, argument, and research in academic writing.

 

Engagingly written by a well-known author team, A Short Guide to College Writing offers students clear, practical guidance.  Students can turn to this book for help with everything from choosing a topic, writing an analysis, and documenting sources to constructing a paragraph and punctuating a quotation. Separate chapters provide support for revising a draft, editing a revision, or preparing a final copy.  Discussion and examples of description and narration are included, but the emphasis throughout is on the most common college writing assignments: analysis, argument, and research. Students are taught the essential skills for effective college writing—skills they will need when writing for a first-year composition course, or for any other college-level course.

About the Author

Sylvan Barnet was born in Brooklyn, New York, and educated at Erasmus Hall High School, New York University (BA), and Harvard University(MA, PhD). For a while he was a

semiprofessional magician, but whenhe found that he could fool all of the people all of the time the work became boring, and so he became a college professor. He taught composition and

English literature at Tufts University for thirty years, published scholarly articles on Shakespeare, and is the author and coauthor of several books about the art of writing.

 

 

Pat Bellanca was born in East Hanover, New Jersey; she holds degrees in English from Wellesley College (BA) and Rutgers University (MA, PhD). She teaches in the Harvard College Writing

Program and is Director of Writing Programs at the Harvard Extension School, the university’s open-enrollment evening division. Her research interests include composition studies and Gothic fiction,

fields that are not unrelated.

 

 

Marcia Stubbs was born in Newark, New Jersey, where she was drum majorette ofWeequahic High School’s band, and she was educated at Stanford University and the University

of Michigan. She has taught at Tufts University, Harvard University,and Wellesley College, where she has directed the Writing Program. In addition to annotations on students’

compositions, she has written poems and verse translations, and she is the coauthor of several books on writing.

 

Table of Contents

Preface xvii

PART ONE The Writing Process 1

CHAPTER 1 Developing Ideas 2

STARTING 2

How to Write: Writing as a Physical Act 2

Some Ideas About Ideas: Strategies for Invention 2

Asking Questions and Answering Them 3

Listing 5

Clustering 7

Scratch Outlining 7

Freewriting 9

FOCUSING 9

Critical Thinking: Subject, Topic, Thesis 9

Finding a Topic 10

Developing a Thesis 11

CHECKLIST for a Thesis Sentence 13

DEVELOPING IDEAS 13

Thinking About Audience and Purpose: The Reader

as Collaborator 14

Writing the Draft 15

 

CHAPTER 2 Drafting and Revising 17

READING DRAFTS 17

Imagining Your Audience and Asking Questions 17

PEER

Product Details

ISBN:
9780205238613
Author:
Barnet, Sylvan
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Author:
Bellanca, Pat
Author:
Stubbs, Marcia
Subject:
Reference-Rhetoric
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20120112
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.8 in 417 gr

Related Subjects

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Reference » Research
Reference » Rhetoric
Reference » Words Phrases and Language
Reference » Writing » General

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One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman's Penguin Academics Series, A Short Guide to College Writing is a clear and authoritative brief rhetoric that emphasizes analysis, argument, and research in academic writing.

"Synopsis" by ,

One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman's Penguin Academics Series, A Short Guide to College Writing is a clear and authoritative brief rhetoric that emphasizes analysis, argument, and research in academic writing.

 

Engagingly written by a well-known author team, A Short Guide to College Writing offers students clear, practical guidance.  Students can turn to this book for help with everything from choosing a topic, writing an analysis, and documenting sources to constructing a paragraph and punctuating a quotation. Separate chapters provide support for revising a draft, editing a revision, or preparing a final copy.  Discussion and examples of description and narration are included, but the emphasis throughout is on the most common college writing assignments: analysis, argument, and research. Students are taught the essential skills for effective college writing—skills they will need when writing for a first-year composition course, or for any other college-level course.

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