The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers

The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers

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The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers provides the essentials of the writing process, critical reading and research. The step-by-step coverage of writing in each purpose (remember. observe, analyze, evaluation, argue, problem-solve and example) are easy-to-follow and comprehensive.show more

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  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 185.42 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 498.95g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Boston, MA, United States
  • English
  • 9th edition
  • Illustrations (some col.)
  • 0205802109
  • 9780205802104
  • 2,067,058

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The Prentice Hall Essential Guide for College Writers provides the essentials of the writing process, critical reading and research. The step-by-step coverage of writing in each purpose (remember. observe, analyze, evaluation, argue, problem-solve and example) are easy-to-follow and comprehensive.show more

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Table of ContentsThematic Contents Preface Credits Chapter 1 Writing Myths and Rituals Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice Place, Time, and Tools Energy and Attitude Keeping a Journal Reading Entries I Write-to-Learn Entries I Writing EntriesWarming Up: Journal Exercises Chapter 2 Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing The Rhetorical Situation Elements of the Rhetorical Situation The Writer I The Occasion I Purpose I Audience I Genre I ContextWhy the Rhetorical Situation Is Important Purposes for Writing Writer-Based Purposes Subject- and Audience-Based Purposes Combinations of Purposes Subject, Purpose, and Thesis Purpose and Audience Audience Analysis Purpose, Audience, and Genre Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays "The Struggle to Be an All-American Girl" by Elizabeth Wong "I'm OK, but You're Not" by Robert Zoellner Dimensions of the Writing Process Collecting Shaping Drafting Revising The Whole Process Warming Up: Journal Exercises A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising From the Rough Draft of "The Declaration of Independence" by Thomas Jefferson Chapter 3 Observing Techniques for Writing About Observations Observing People Observing Places Observing Objects Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Take This Fish and Look at It" by Samuel H. Scudder Observing: The Writing Process Assignment for Observing Choosing a Subject Collecting Sketching I Taking Double-Entry Notes I Answering Questions I FreewritingShaping Spatial Order I Chronological Order I Comparison/Contrast I Definition I Simile, Metaphor, and Analogy I Title, Introduction, and ConclusionDrafting Reread Journal Entries and Notes I Reobserve Your Subject I Reexamine Purpose, Audience, Dominant Idea, and Shape I Create a Draft Revising Gaining Distance and Objectivity I Rereading and Responding to Your Readers I Guidelines for Revision I Genre I ContextPeer Response Postscript on the Writing Process "Permanent Tracings" by Jennifer Macke (student) Chapter 4 Remembering Techniques for Writing About Memories Remembering People Remembering Places Remembering Events Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Cesar Chavez Saved My Life" by Daniel "Nene" Alejandrez Remembering: The Writing Process Assignment for Remembering Choosing a Subject Collecting Shaping Genre I Chronological Order I Comparison/Contrast I Image I Voice and Tone I Persona I Dialogue I Title, Introduction, and ConclusionDrafting Revising Guidelines for Revision Peer Response Postscript on the Writing Process "The Wind Catcher" by Todd Petry (student) Chapter 5 Reading Techniques for Analyzing and Responding to Texts Critical Reading Strategies Double-Entry Log I Critical Rereading Guide Guidelines for Class Discussion Summarizing and Responding to an Essay "Teach Diversity-with a Smile" by Barbara Ehrenreich Summarizing Summary of "Teach Diversity-with a Smile" Responding Types of Responses I Kinds of Evidence Response to "Teach Diversity-with a Smile" Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Letter to America" by Margaret Atwood Casebook on Responses to Climate Change "The Rise of Renewable Energy" by Daniel M. Kammen "50 Things You Can Do" Reading and Writing Processes Assignment for Reading/Writing Choosing a Subject "Teaching Tolerance in America" by Dudley Erskine Devlin Collecting Text Annotation I Reading Log Shaping Avoiding Plagiarism Summary Shaping Description I Paraphrase I Direct Quotation I Avoiding Plagiarism Sample Summaries Response Shaping Analyzing I Agreeing/Disagreeing I Interpreting and Reflecting Outlines for Summary/Response Essays Drafting Revising Guidelines for Revision Peer Response Postscript on the Writing Process "Letter to Margaret Atwood" by Dean C. Swift (student) Chapter 6 Analyzing and Designing Visuals Techniques for Analyzing Visuals Analyzing Visuals Composition I Focal Point I Narrative I Themes Analyzing Visuals with Text Analyzing Visuals in Context "Progress or Not" by Jonathan Alter "Who's a Looter?" by Tania Ralli Analyzing the Genre of the Visual Rhetorical Appeals to the Audience Appeal to Reason I Appeal to Emotion I Appeal to Character and Credibility I Combined Appeal in an Ad Techniques for Designing Visuals Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Analysis of RosettaStone Ad" by Sarah Kay Hurst (student) Processes for Analyzing and Designing Visuals Assignment for Analyzing Visuals Assignment for Designing Visuals Choosing a Subject Collecting Shaping Analysis Focused on the Visual"Triple Self-Portrait" by Charles Rosen and Henri Zerner Analysis Focused on the Social Context "Out of the Picture on the Abortion Ban" by Ellen Goodman Analysis Focused on the Story "Coming Home" by Carolyn Kleiner Butler Drafting Peer Response Revising Guidelines for RevisionPostscript on the Writing Process "Some Don't Like Their Blues at All" by Karyn M. Lewis (student) Chapter 7 Explaining Techniques for Explaining Explaining What: Definition Explaining How: Process Analysis Explaining Why: Causal Analysis Warming Up: Journal Exercises "How to Take Control of Your Credit Cards" by Suze Orman Explaining: The Writing Process Assignment for Explaining Choosing a Subject Collecting Questions I Branching I Observing I Remembering I Reading I InvestigatingResearch Tips Shaping Audience and Genre I Definition and Classification I Example I Voice and Tone I Chronological Order and Process Analysis I Causal Analysis I Introduction and Lead-In I Lead-In, Thesis, and Essay Map I Paragraph Transitions and Hooks I Body ParagraphsTips for Integrating Images Drafting Revising Guidelines for RevisionPeer Response Postscript on the Writing Process "White Lies: White-Collar Crime in America" by Chris Blakely (student) Chapter 8 Evaluating Techniques for Writing Evaluations Evaluating Commercial Products or Services "The Hybrid Grows Up," by Consumer Reports Evaluating Works of Art "'American Gothic,' Pitchfork Perfect" by Paul Richard Evaluating Performances "Slumdog Millionaire" by Manohla Dargis Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Today's Special" by David Sedaris Evaluating: The Writing Process Assignment for Evaluating Choosing a Subject Collecting Observing I Remembering I Reading I Investigating Shaping Audience and Genre I Analysis by Criteria I Comparison and Contrast I Chronological Order I Causal Analysis I Title, Introduction, and ConclusionResearch Tips Peer Response Drafting Revising Guidelines for RevisionPostscript on the Writing Process "Vulgar Propriety" by Courtney Klockeman (student) Chapter 9 Problem Solving Techniques for Problem Solving Demonstrating That a Problem Exists Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers Warming Up: Journal Exercises "Should Educators Use Commercial Services to Combat Plagiarism?" by John Barrie and Rebecca Moore Howard "The Argument Culture" by Deborah Tannen Problem Solving: The Writing Process Assignment for Problem Solving Choosing a Subject Collecting Identify and Focus on the Specific Problem I Demonstrate That the Problem Needs a Solution I Discover Possible Solutions I Evaluate Possible Solutions I Convince Your Readers I Answers Possible Objections I List Possible Steps for Implementation I Observing I Remembering I Reading and InvestigatingResearch Tips Shaping Genres for Problem Solving I Outlines for Problem Solving I Causal Analysis I Criteria Analysis I Chronological Order Drafting Peer Response Revising Guidelines for RevisionPostscript on the Writing Process "Can Citizen Journalism Pick Up the Pieces?" by Adam Richman (student) Chapter 10 Arguing Techniques for Writing Arguments Claims for Written Argument Claims of Fact or Definition I Claims about Cause and Effect I Claims about Value I Claims about Solutions or PoliciesAppeals for Written Argument Appeal to Reason I Appeal to Character I Appeal to Emotion I Combined Appeals Rogerian Argument The Toulmin Method of Argument Example of a Toulmin Analysis I Using the Toulmin Model Warming Up: Journal Exercises "The Internet: A Clear and Present Danger?" by Cathleen A. Cleaver * Casebook on Wikipedia* Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth" by Simson L. Garfinkel * Why You Can't Cite Wikipedia in My Class" by Neil L. Waters * Professors Should Embrace Wikipedia" by Mark A. Wilson Arguing: The Writing Process Assignment for ArguingChoosing a Subject Collecting Remembering I Observing I InvestigatingAnalyzing Statistics Shaping List "Pro" and "Con" Arguments I Draw Circle of Alternative Positions I Outlines for Arguments I Developing ArgumentsResearch Tips Drafting Revising Revision Guidelines I Revising Fallacies in LogicPeer Response Postscript on the Writing Process "Standardized Tests: Shouldn't We Be Helping Our Students?" by Eric Boese (student) Chapter 11Researching Techniques for Researching Using Purpose, Audience and Genre as Guides Know Your Purpose / Accommodate Your Audience / Consider Your GenreUsing the Best Sources: Currency, Reliability, and Relevance Warming Up: Journal Exercise Maintaining Your Voice and Purpose: Effectively Incorporating Sources Documenting Your Sources Research Processes Developing a Research Strategy Recording Bibliographic Information Using Primary and Secondary SourcesNoting the Source's Relevance, Reliability, and CurrencyChoosing and Evaluating Sources The 21st Century Library: Physical and Online Sources I Online Database Sources I Open Web Sources Writing Processes Avoiding Plagiarism Citing Sources in Your TextDocumenting Sources In-Text Documentation: MLA Style I Works Cited List: MLA Style I In-Text Documentation: APA Style I References List: APA Style"Foreign Language Study: An American Necessity" by Kate McNerny (student) (MLA Format Research Paper) Indexshow more

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