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

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

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The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition presents practical instruction grounded in current theory and research. The text integrates composition research with rhetorical theory and insights from across the curriculum to allow you to transfer compositional skills across disciplines and professional fields.

Published by Pearson (July 27th 2021) - Copyright © 2018

ISBN-13: 9780137536566

Subject: Composition

Category: Rhetorics

Table of contents

Brief 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

  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

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