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They Say /  I Say (3RD 14 Edition)
They Say / I Say (3RD 14 Edition)
by Graff
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identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing, showing students how to frame their arguments in the larger context of what others have said and providing templates to help them make those moves. And, because these moves are central across all... (read more)

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They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
They Say/I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing
by Gerald Graff
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The best-selling new composition book published in this century, in use at more than 1,000 schools, has essentially defined academic writing, identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they... (read more)

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
by William Zinsser
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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e... (read more)

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Tell It Slant : Writing and Shaping Creative (2ND 12 Edition)
Tell It Slant : Writing and Shaping Creative (2ND 12 Edition)
by Brenda Miller
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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction. --Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When the... (read more)

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"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
"They Say / I Say": The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing with Readings
by Gerald Graff
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demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key... (read more)

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Art of Time in Memoir (08 Edition)
Art of Time in Memoir (08 Edition)
by Sven Birkerts
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Sven Birkerts is the author of Reading Life: Books for the Ages, Readings, The Gutenberg Elegies, and a memoir, My Sky Blue Trades. He teaches at Harvard University and at the Bennington Writing Seminars and is the editor of AGNI. He lives in Arlington... (read more)

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Tell It Slant
Tell It Slant
by Brenda Miller
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Five stars for Tell It Slant ... An enlightening, comprehensive, and very satisfying text on writing and shaping creative nonfiction." -- Sheila Bender, editor and publisher of writingitreal.com and author of Writing and Publishing Personal Essays When... (read more)

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The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, Second Edition (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
by Jane E Miller
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Earning praise from scientists, journalists, faculty, and students, The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers has helped thousands of writers communicate data clearly and effectively. Its publication offered a much-needed bridge between good... (read more)

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Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
Naked, Drunk, and Writing: Shed Your Inhibitions and Craft a Compelling Memoir or Personal Essay
by Adair Lara
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An instructive, inspiring, and refreshingly irreverent guide that shows aspiring writers how to cast off self-doubt and concoct a stellar memoir. The award-winning author of an autobiographical newspaper column, Adair Lara has written more than ten books,... (read more)

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To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction
by Phillip Lopate
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Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as “one of our best personal essayists” (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining more than forty years of lessons... (read more)

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Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir
Old Friend from Far Away: The Practice of Writing Memoir
by Natalie Goldberg
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Whenever a memoirist gives a reading, someone in the audience is sure to ask: How did your family react? Revisiting our pasts and exploring our experiences, we often reveal more of our nearest and dearest than they might prefer. This volume navigates the... (read more)

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Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature
Your Life as Story: Discovering the "New Autobiography" and Writing Memoir as Literature
by Tristine Rainer
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In Your Life As Story, autobiography expert Tristine Rainer explains how we can all find the important messages in our lives. Like Mary Karr or Frank McCourt, we can shape those stories into dramatic narratives that are compelling to others. Blending... (read more)

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Writing to Learn
Writing to Learn
by William Zinsser
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This is an essential book for everyone who wants to write clearly about any subject and use writing as a means of learning.... (read more)

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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments
A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments
by Stephen W Wilhoit
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A Brief Guide to Writing Academic Arguments prepares the reader to read and write the types of argument-related source-based writing they are most likely to encounter in college.       Prepares students to read and write the types of... (read more)

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Dynamics in Document Design (Wiley Technical Communication Library)
Dynamics in Document Design (Wiley Technical Communication Library)
by Karen A Schriver
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From an international leader in document design, research-based insights about writing and visualizing documents that people can use . . . This book is for writers and graphic designers who create the many types of documents people use every day at home... (read more)

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The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers
The Chicago Guide to Writing About Numbers
by Jane E. Miller
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People who work well with numbers are often stymied by how to write about them. Those who don't often work with numbers have an even tougher time trying to put them into words. For instance, scientists and policy analysts learn to calculate and interpret... (read more)

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Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives
Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives
by Sidonie Smith
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With the memoir boom, life storytelling has become ubiquitous and emerged as a distinct field of study. Reading Autobiography, originally published in 2001, was the first comprehensive critical introduction to life writing in all its forms. Widely... (read more)

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Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir
Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir
by Beth Kephart
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In the tradition of Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, a critically acclaimed National Book Award finalist shares inspiration and practical advice for writing a memoir. Writing memoir is a deeply personal, and consequential, undertaking. As the acclaimed... (read more)

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The Craft of Research, 2nd Edition
The Craft of Research, 2nd Edition
by Wayne C. Booth and Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams
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Since 1995, more than 150,000 students and researchers have turned to "The Craft of Research" for clear and helpful guidance on how to conduct research and report it effectively . Now, master teachers Wayne C. Booth, Gregory G. Colomb, and Joseph M... (read more)

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Looking and Writing: A Guide for Art History Students
Looking and Writing: A Guide for Art History Students
by Marilyn Wyman
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Looking and Writing is an introductory guide for students asked to write a visual analysis for the first time. Written with the beginning student in mind, the text provides guidelines for the selection, analysis, and presentation of images found in... (read more)

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