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Overview

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For one- or two-semester, first-year composition - rhetoric courses.

 

Clear, step-by-step writing instruction and ample apparatus help reveal the connection between reading and writing, while helping readers discover strategies that work for them.

Bringing together equal parts product and process, The Longman Writer, Brief Edition stresses the connection between reading and writing with an emphasis on helping readers discover what works best for them. Highly flexible, the text is designed to fit a wide range of learning styles. A supportive, conversational tone inspires readers’ confidence, while numerous activities and writing assignments develop awareness of rhetorical choices and encourage readers to explore a range of composing strategies.

 

The Longman Writer includes everything that readers need for a first-year composition course: a comprehensive rhetoric, including chapters on each stage of the writing process and discussions of the essay exam and literary paper; a reader with professional selections and student essays integrated into the rhetoric; a research guide, with information on writing and properly documenting a research paper, including up-to-date guidelines based on the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. The 10th Edition has been fully updated to provide helpful advice on academic writing, critical reading and thinking, and the recursive stages of the writing process, along with more in-depth coverage of the research process and new examples of student writing.

 


Table of contents

 

I. The Reading Process

1. Becoming a Critical Reader and Thinker

 

II. The Writing Process

2. Getting Started Through Prewriting

3. Identifying a Thesis

4. Supporting the Thesis with Evidence

5. Organizing the Evidence

6. Writing the Paragraphs in the First Draft

7. Revising Overall Meaning, Structure, and Paragraph Development

8. Revising Sentences and Words

9. Editing and Proofreading

 

III. Patterns of Development

10. Description

11. Narration

12. Illustration

13. Division-Classification

14. Process Analysis

15. Comparison-Contrast

16. Cause-Effect

17. Definition

18. Argumentation-Persuasion

 

IV. The Research Essay

19. Locating, Critically Evaluating, Analyzing, and Synthesizing Research Sources

20. Writing the Research Essay

 

V. The Literary Essay and Essay Exam

21. Writing About Literature

22. Writing Essay Exams

 

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