The Working Writer

The Working Writer

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For first-year rhetoric and composition, and other writing courses where an in-depth look at the writing process is important. A brief, process oriented rhetoric that stresses the importance of building students' confidence through finding their own voice in writing. For instructors who stress journaling in their classes, The Working Writer offers more journal activities than any other rhetoric in the more

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  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 165.1 x 231.1 x 20.3mm | 567g
  • Pearson Education Limited
  • Prentice-Hall
  • Harlow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0131117157
  • 9780131117150

Table of contents

I. THE ELEMENTS OF COMPOSITION. 1. College Writing. 2. College Reading. 3. College Journals. 4. The Elements of Composition. 5. The Working Writer. 6. Sharing and Responding. 7. Strategies for Starting. II. WRITING ESSAYS. 8. Recounting Experience. 9. Exploring Identity. 10. Profiling People. 11. Explaining Things. 12. Arguing For and Against. 13. Interpreting Texts. 14. Reflecting on the World. III. CONDUCTING RESEARCH. 15. Strategies for Research. 16. Conducting Field Research. 17. Conducting Library Research. 18. Conducting Internet Research. 19. Working with Sources. 20. Evaluating Research Sources. 21. Research Essays: A Sampler. IV. REVISING AND EDITING. 22. Strategies for Revision. 23. Focused Revision. 24. Creative Nonfiction. 25. Openings and Closings. 26. Working Paragraphs. 27. Working Sentences. 28. Portfolios and Publishing. WRITER REFERENCES. MLA Documentation Guidelines. APA Documentation Guidelines. Writing Letters and Resumes. Writing Essay Examinations. A Brief Guide to Punctuation. more

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