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The Practical Guide to Writing, Second Canadian Edition, 2nd edition

  • Sylvan Barnet
  • Marcia Stubbs
  • Pat Bellanca
  • Pamela G. Stimpson

Published by Pearson Canada (April 17th 2006) - Copyright © 2007

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Overview

Appropriate for Freshman Composition courses at the university level.

This classic 3-in-1 rhetoric, now in a Canadian edition, helps writers form and develop ideas, and communicate those ideas clearly on paper. Emphasizing writing as a process involving both reading and critical thinking, the text helps students to create skilful essays in exposition, analysis, and persuasion. Samples of both professional and student essays will stimulate readers and provide them with a variety of writing models.

Table of contents



Preface.


Ancillaries.

I. AN OVERVIEW OF THE WRITING PROCESS.

 1. Discovering Ideas.

 2. Drafting and Revising.

 3. Shaping Paragraphs.

 4. Revising Sentences for Conciseness.

 5. Revising Sentences for Clarity.

 6. Revising Sentences for Emphasis.

 7. The Writer's Voice.

II. THE WRITERS MATERIALS AND STRATEGIES.

 8. Analytic Thinking and Writing.

 9. Narrating.

10. Describing.

11. Defining.

12. Persuading.

III. SOME FORMS OF ACADEMIC WRITING.

13. Outlining and Summarizing.

14. Reviewing.

15. Interviewing.

16. Writing a Research Essay.

17. Documenting a Research Essay.

18. Writing about Literature.

19. Writing Essay Examination.

IV. A WRITER'S HANDBOOK.

20. Punctuation.

21. Usage.

22. Manuscript Form.

V. READINGS.

Literary Credits.

Photo Credits.

Index.

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