The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, 8th edition

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

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Overview

The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing covers the concepts and skills needed for writing, researching, and editing in college and beyond; its goal is to help you transfer writing skills across subjects and professional fields. Many examples of student and professional writing are provided.

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

ISBN-13: 9780137477555

Subject: Composition

Category: Rhetorics

Table of contents

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

Part 3: A Guide to Composing and Revising
17. Writing as a Problem-Solving Process
18. Strategies for Writing Closed-Form Prose
19. Strategies for Writing Open-Form Prose
20. Strategies for Composing Multimodal Texts

Part 4: A Rhetorical Guide to Research
21. Asking Questions, Finding Sources
22. Evaluating Sources
23. Incorporating Sources into Your Own Writing
24. Citing and Documenting Sources

Part 5: Writing for Assessment
25. Essay Examinations
26. Using Reflective Writing to Promote and Assess Learning

Part 6: A Guide to Editing
H1. Improving Your Editing Skills
H2. Understanding Sentence Structure
H3. Punctuating Boundaries of Sentences, Clauses, and Phrases
H4. Editing for Standard English Usage
H5. Editing for Style
H6. Editing for Punctuation and Mechanics

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