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The Allyn & Bacon guide to writing

Author: John D Ramage; John C Bean; June Johnson
Publisher: New York : Pearson Longman, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th ed. ; [MLA Update ed.]View all editions and formats
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"'The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing" will help you acquire the critical thinking, writing, and research skills you'll need to do well in your compostition course. You will learn key concepts in Part 1, explore specific strategies in Part 2, and practice essential skills in Parts 3 and 4 that will improve your writing practice, help you succeed with your papers, and strengthen skills you'll use in the future."
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
Handbooks, manuals, etc
handböcker, manualer, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John D Ramage; John C Bean; June Johnson
ISBN: 9780205741755 0205741754 9780205598748 0205598749 9780205598731 0205598730 0321291506 9780321291509 0321291514 9780321291516 0321291522 9780321291523 9780205741762 0205741762 9780205741779 0205741770
OCLC Number: 435534834
Notes: Includes index.
"Includes 2009 MLA Guidelines"--Cover.
Description: xlviii, 799 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: PART I. A RHETORIC FOR WRITERS. 1. Thinking rhetorically about good writing --
2. Thinking rhetorically about your subject matter --
3. Thinking rhetorically about how messages persuade --
4. Thinking rhetorically about style and document design ; PART 2. WRITING PROJECTS. Writing to Learn --
5. Seeing rhetorically: the writer as observer --
6. Reading rhetorically: the writer as strong reader --
Writing to explore --
7. Writing an autobiographical narrative --
8. Writing an exploratory essay or annotated bibliography --
Writing to inform --
9. Writing an informative essay or report --
Writing to analyze and synthesize --
10. Analyzing field research data --
11. Analyzing images --
12. Analyzing a short story --
13. Analyzing and synthesizing ideas --
Writing to persuade --
14. Writing a classical argument --
15. Making an evaluation --
16. Proposing a solution ; PART 3. A GUIDE TO COMPOSING AND REVISING. 17. Writing as a problem-solving process --
18. Composing and revising closed-form prose --
19. Composing and revising open-form prose ; PART 4. A RHETORICAL GUIDE TO RESEARCH. 20. Asking questions, finding sources --
21. Evaluating sources --
22. Incorporating sources into your own writing --
23. Citing and documenting sources ; PART 5. WRITING FOR ASSESSMENT. 24. Essay examinations: writing well under pressure --
25. Assembling a portfolio and writing a reflective essay ; PART 6. A GUIDE TO EDITING. I. Improving your editing skills --
2. Understanding sentence structure --
3. Punctuating boundaries of sentences, clauses, and phrases --
4. Editing for standard English usage --
5. Editing for style --
6. Editing for punctuation and mechanics.
Other Titles: Allyn and Bacon guide to writing
Responsibility: John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson.
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"'The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing" will help you acquire the critical thinking, writing, and research skills you'll need to do well in your compostition course. You will learn key concepts in Part 1, explore specific strategies in Part 2, and practice essential skills in Parts 3 and 4 that will improve your writing practice, help you succeed with your papers, and strengthen skills you'll use in the future."

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