Steps to Writing Well
This composition text retains its informal writing and coverage of short essay basics. Student and professional sample essays provide models to reinforce discussions. This edition includes coverage of locating, evaluating, using and documenting electronic sources.
- Paperback | 544 pages
- 175.26 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
- 22 Aug 1998
- Cengage Learning, Inc
- Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S.
- Florence, United States
- 7th edition
Table of contents
Part 1 The basics of the short essay: prewriting; the thesis statement; the body paragraphs; beginnings and endings; drafting and revision - creative thinking, critical thinking; effective sentences; word logic; the reading-writing connection; television and the American family, Marie Winn. Part 2 Purposes, modes and strategies: exposition; example; what's so bad about being so-so?, Lisa Wilson Strick; process analysis, to bid the world farewell, Jessica Mitford; comparison and contrast; two ways of viewing the river, Mark Twain; Grant and Lee, Bruce Catton; definition; the Munchausen mystery, Don R. Lipsitt; division and classification; the plot against people, Russell Baker; causal analysis; mystery!, Nicholas Meyer; argumentation; get smoker bans in focus, USA Today; make stadiums smoke free, Joseph W. Cherner; I'm the NRA, National Rifle Association; is this the "well-regulated" militia?, Centre to Prevent Handgun Violence; some arguments for nuclear energy, US Council for Energy Awareness; gas heat makes me nervous, Metropolitan Energy Council; animals don't have rights, USA Today; stop animal use, abuse, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals; description; the discus thrower, Richard Selzer; narration; sister flowers, Maya Angelou; putting it all together - multiple strategies; don't let stereotypes warp your judgements, Robert L. Heilbroner. Part 3 Special assignments: writing a paper using research; student paper - the mysterious fate of the Romanovs; writing an essay about literature; Richard Cory, Edwin Arlington Robinson; when I heard the learn'd astronomer, Walt Whitman; the story of an hour, Kate Chopin; writing in-class assignments; short answer exams; essay exams; personal response essays; summary-and-response essays. Part 4 A concise handbook: major errors in grammar; a concise guide to punctuation; a concise guide to mechanics.