Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, The, 8th edition

  • John D. Ramage, 
  • John C. Bean, 
  • June Johnson

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The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing is your guide to learning compositional and rhetorical skills that will prepare you to write for any discipline or professional field. The authors recognize writing and reading as processes that require problem posing, inquiry, critical thinking, analysis and skillful argument. With clear and coherent explanations, engaging classroom activities, and a flexible sequence of aims-based writing assignments, the text will coach you to produce effective, idea-rich essays in academic and civic genres. Numerous examples of student and professional writing accompany this thorough guide to the concepts and skills needed for writing, researching and editing in college and beyond.

The 8th Edition offers streamlined coverage of rhetoric for writers and writing projects, along with new student model essays, updated images and new examples.

Published by Pearson (July 14th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137477555

Subject: Composition

Category: Rhetorics


PART 1: A Rhetoric for Writers

  1. Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking
  2. Exploring Problems: Making Claims
  3. Thinking Critically About Rhetorical Problems
  4. How Messages Persuade
  5. Thinking Critically About Document Design, Visual Rhetoric, and Multimodal Messages

PART 2: Writing Projects

  1. Reading Rhetorically: The Writer as Strong Reader
  2. Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
  3. Writing an Exploratory Essay or Annotated Bibliography
  4. Writing an Informative (and Surprising) Essay or Report
  5. Analyzing Images
  6. Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
  7. Writing a Scientific Research Report
  8. Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas
  9. Writing a Classical Argument
  10. Making an Evaluation
  11. Proposing a Solution

PART 3: A Guide to Composing and Revising

  1. Writing as a Problem-Solving Process
  2. Strategies for Writing Closed-Form Prose
  3. Strategies for Writing Open-Form Prose
  4. Strategies for Composing Multimodal Texts

PART 4: A Rhetorical Guide to Research

  1. Asking Questions, Finding Sources
  2. Evaluating Sources
  3. Incorporating Sources into Your Own Writing
  4. Citing and Documenting Sources

PART 5: Writing for Assessment

  1. Essay Examinations
  2. Using Reflective Writing to Promote and Assess Learning

PART 6: A Guide to Editing

  1. Improving Your Editing Skills
  2. Understanding Sentence Structure
  3. Punctuating Boundaries of Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
  4. Editing for Standard English Usage
  5. Editing for Style
  6. Editing for Punctuation and Mechanics

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