Thinking Rhetorically: A Guide to College Writing, 9th edition
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Thinking Rhetorically is a guide to develop the writing, researching and editing skills you’ll need in college and beyond. Informed by research, its emphasis is on reading and writing as rhetorical acts. The explanations, examples and engaging classroom activities included are designed to evoke deep learning with the goal of helping you transfer compositional and rhetorical skills across disciplines and professions.
Newly reorganized around interdisciplinary metagenras (rather than aims), the 9th Edition has also been significantly revised both to incorporate the authors’ recent research and to respond to new developments in scholarship and pedagogy. This edition offers 10 diverse new examples of student writing, new and revised chapters, and assignments designed to help you produce effective essays in academic and civic genres.
Published by Pearson (September 30th 2022) - Copyright © 2023
Table of contents
PART 1: THE WRITER AS KNOWLEDGE-MAKER
- Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing, Reading, and Critical Thinking
- Exploring Problems: Making Claims
PART 2: KNOWLEDGE-MAKING FROM A RHETORICAL PERSPECTIVE
- Rhetorical Choices and Why They Matter
- How Messages Persuade
- Principles of Argument
- Document Design, Visual Rhetoric, and Multimodal Messages
- Thinking Metacognitively about Undergraduate Research
PART 3: WRITING PROJECTS THAT PROMOTE TRANSFER
Foundational “Moves” for All Academic Thinking/Writing
- Summary, Rhetorical Analysis, and Strong Response
- Listening-to-Learn Reflection
- Analysis and Synthesis of Ideas
Thinking/Writing in the Interpretive Disciplines
- Analysis of a Short Story
- Analysis of a Photograph, Painting, or Advertisement
Thinking/Writing in the Empirical Inquiry Disciplines
- Empirical Research Report
Thinking/Writing in the Problem-Solving Disciplines (and Professional Careers)
- Argument as Inquiry: Exploratory Paper
- Argument as Persuasion: Classical Argument
- Evaluation Argument
- Proposal Argument
- Truth Issues: Problem-Solving Writing with an Informative Aim
Thinking/Writing in the Performance Disciplines
- Autobiographical Narratives as Literary Nonfiction
PART 4: A RHETORICAL GUIDE TO COMPOSING AND REVISING
- Writing as a Process of Drafting, Re-Seeing, and Revising
- Metacognitive Practice: Reflection, Self-Assessment, and Peer Review
- Strategies for Writing Closed-Form Prose
- Strategies for Writing Open-Form Prose
- Strategies for Composing Multimodal Texts
PART 5: A RHETORICAL GUIDE TO RESEARCH
- Asking Questions, Finding Sources
- Evaluating Sources and Taking Notes
- Incorporating Sources into Your Own Writing
- Citing and Documenting Sources and Writing an Annotated Bibliography
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