The Contemporary Writer

The Contemporary Writer : Brief Edition

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This book helps readers become comfortable, confident, and competent writers who can function in "any" writing situation by analyzing the audience and context, clarifying their own ideas, and writing clear prose. It focuses on fundamental concepts and practices shared by "all" prose writers--generating ideas, organizing material, drafting and revising--while demonstrating, through examples, readings, and writing exercises, how to apply these skills in academic, workplace, and personal writing tasks. Provides instruction and exercises on the use of computers as writing tools. Reading Widely, Carefully, And Critically. Discovering A Purpose And Developing A Thesis. Gathering Ideas And Information. Building Strong Paragraphs And Essays. Including Details, Examples, And Evidence. Choosing Appropriate Words And Style. Revising Writing. Understanding Rhetorical Strategies. Narrative. Description. Illustration. Process Analysis. Casual Analysis. Comparison And Contrast. Classification. Definition. Argument. Writing Researched Papers. Doing Research In Libraries And On The Internet. Documenting Sources. Writing Essay Exams. Formatting And Designing College And Workplace Writing. Giving Oral Presentations In College And At Work. Handbook: Sentence Structure. Usage. Punctuation. Guidelines For Speakers Of Other Languages. For anyone who wants to become more comfortable, confident, and competent in any writing situation--academic, workplace, and more

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  • Paperback | 511 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 816.46g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • 0130197270
  • 9780130197276