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For courses in Writing.

 

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.

 


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

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