Appropriate for university level composition and essay writing courses.
This practical and accessible writing guide unravels the complexities of writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions. In addition to coverage of the traditional modes, the text offers practice in analyzing the unique rhetorical requirements of any writing situation by showing how audience and purpose influence writing. Student and professional readings throughout the text- including fiction, poetry, advertisements, memoirs and cartoons -illustrate various writing strategies.
Table of contents
I. THE PROCESS-DECISIONS IN PLANNING, DRAFTING, AND REVISING.
II. SPECIFIC REVISION STRATEGIES.
III. ESSAYS FOR VARIOUS GOALS.
IV. THE RESEARCH PROCESS.
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