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Writing and Revising : a Portable Guide (07 Edition)

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In response to requests from instructors and students for a concise and affordable writing guide, Writing and Revising offers a true alternative to larger and more expensive texts. Adapted from the successful The Bedford Guide for College Writers, it's flexible enough to be used in a variety of courses, as a classroom text or as a quick reference. Whether students are writing brief papers or more complicated essays drawing on multiple sources, Writing and Revising can help.

Synopsis:

In response to requests from instructors and students for a concise and affordable writing guide, Writing and Revising offers a true alternative to larger and more expensive texts. Adapted from the successful The Bedford Guide for College Writers, it's flexible enough to be used in a variety of courses, as a classroom text or as a quick reference. Whether students are writing brief papers or more complicated essays drawing on multiple sources, Writing and Revising can help.

About the Author

X. J. KENNEDY is an acclaimed poet, children's writer, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than two million students have treasured his introductory literature texts; The Bedford Guide for College Writers, coauthored with Dorothy M. Kennedy, Marcia F. Muth, and Sylvia A. Holladay, now in its seventh edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005); and The Bedford Reader, coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its eighth edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006).

DOROTHY M. KENNEDY is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have appeared in both professional and academic journals. She has taught composition at the University of Michigan and Ohio University and, with X. J. Kennedy, is the recipient of the NCTE Teacher's Choice Award for Knock at a Star: A Child's Introduction to Poetry.

MARCIA F. MUTH teaches, writes, and edits. She has taught first-year composition at The Ohio State University and now offers writing workshops through the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Denver. She is the author or coauthor of several composition textbooks and ancillaries, including The Bedford Guide for College Writers, Seventh Edition (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005), Researching and Writing: A Portable Guide (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2006), and Harold D. Lasswell: An Annotated Bibliography. Her various projects as a writer and editor have included many grant proposals, textbooks, reports, and other publications.

Table of Contents

  1. Writing Processes

    Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking

    A Process of Writing

    A Spotlight on Audience and Purpose

    Remembering What Matters Most

    

  2. Reading Processes

    A Process of Critical Reading

    Preparing to Read

    Reading on Literal and Analytical Levels

    

  3. Critical Thinking Processes

    A Process of Critical Thinking

    A Spotlight on Evidence

    

  4. Strategies for Generating Ideas

    Discovering Ideas

    Getting Ready to Write

    

  5. Strategies for Planning

    Shaping Your Topic for Your Audience and Your Purpose

    Stating and Using a Thesis

    Organizing Your Ideas

    

  6. Strategies for Drafting

    Starting and Restarting

    Paragraphing

    Writing an Opening

    Writing a Conclusion

    Achieving Coherence

    

  7. Strategies for Developing

    Giving Examples

    Providing Details

    Drawing on Experience

    Observing a Scene

    Conversing and Interviewing

    Defining

    Reasoning Inductively and Deductively

    Analyzing a Subject

    Analyzing a Process

    Dividing and Classifying

    Comparing and Contrasting

    Identifying Causes and Effects

    Adding Visual Evidence

    

  8. Strategies for Revising

    Re-viewing and Revising

    Working with a Peer Editor

    Revising for Emphases, Conciseness, and Clarity

    A Sample Student Revision

    

  9. Strategies for Editing and Proofreading

    Editing

    Proofreading

    Quick Editing Guide

    

  10. Strategies for Arguing

    Developing an Argument

    Presenting Your Argument

    

  11. Strategies for Integrating Sources

    Selecting Supporting Evidence for Your Writing

    Capturing, Launching, and Citing Source material

    Citing and Listing Sources in MLA Style

    Citing and Listing Sources in APA Style

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312454586
Subtitle:
A Portable Guide
Author:
Kennedy, X. J.
Author:
Muth, Marcia F.
Author:
Kennedy, Dorothy M.
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
English language
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Grammar.
Subject:
Rhetoric
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061219
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.50 in

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