Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, The, Brief Edition, 8th edition
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Grounded in current theory and research, yet practical and teachable
The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition takes a distinctive pedagogical approach that integrates composition research with rhetorical theory and insights from writing across the curriculum. It treats writing and reading both as rhetorical acts and as processes of problem posing, inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, and argument. Its aim is to evoke the kind of deep learning that allows students to transfer compositional and rhetorical skills across disciplines and professional fields. Teachers and students value its clear and coherent explanations, engaging classroom activities, and flexible sequence of aims-based writing assignments that help writers 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.
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- Creating Your Works-Cited List
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- Researching Online
- Sample Works-Cited List
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Part 1: A Rhetoric for Writers
- Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking
- Exploring Problems: Making Claims
- Thinking Critically About Rhetorical Problems
- How Messages Persuade
- Thinking Critically About Document Design, Visual Rhetoric, and Multimodal Messages
Part 2: Writing Projects
- Reading Rhetorically: The Writer as Strong Reader
- Writing an Autobiographical Narrative
- Writing an Exploratory Essay or Annotated Bibliography
- Writing an Informative (and Surprising) Essay or Report
- Analyzing Images
- Writing a Literary Analysis Essay
- Writing a Scientific Research Report
- Analyzing and Synthesizing Ideas
- Writing a Classical Argument
- Making an Evaluation
- Proposing a Solution
Part 3: A Guide to Composing and Revising
- Writing as a Problem-Solving Process
- Strategies for Writing Closed-Form Prose
- Strategies for Writing Open-Form Prose
- Strategies for Composing Multimodal Texts
Part 4: A Rhetorical Guide to Research
- Asking Questions, Finding Sources
- Evaluating Sources
- Incorporating Sources into Your Own Writing
- Citing and Documenting Sources
Part 5: Writing for Assessment
- Essay Examinations
- Using Reflective Writing to Promote and Assess Learning
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