Curious Writer, The, 6th edition

  • Bruce Ballenger, 
  • Kelly Myers, 
  • Michelle Payne

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The Curious Writer reads not like a textbook nor a set of guidelines for composing essays. Instead, it encourages you to suspend judgment, ask questions and seek answers, much like academics do. The title covers genres beyond the academic essay — narrative, profile, review, ethnography, and argument — with a "personality" lacking in similar resources. By acting on your own curiosities, you'll develop the habits of mind necessary to become a critical thinker, reader and writer. Featuring two new co-authors, the 6th edition brings genre and reflection to center stage and adds a series of new readings on climate change demonstrating writing approaches by genre.

Published by Pearson (June 30th 2022) - Copyright © 2022

ISBN-13: 9780137901852

Subject: Composition

Category: Rhetorics

Table of contents


  1. Writing as Inquiry
  2. Reading as Inquiry


  1. Writing a Personal Essay
  2. Writing a Profile
  3. Writing an Ethnographic Essay
  4. Writing an Analytical Essay
  5. Writing a Review
  6. Writing a Proposal
  7. Writing an Argument


  1. Writing a Research Essay
  2. Research Strategies
  3. Using and Citing Sources


  1. Re-Genre: Repurposing Your Writing for Multimedia Genres
  2. Revision Strategies


  1. The Writer’s Workshop
  2. The Writing Portfolio
  3. The Annotated Bibliography

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