Practical Writing

Paperback | October 7, 2014

byMaxine Ruvinsky

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This concise introduction to the writing process gives students step-by-step instruction for completing any writing assignment while encouraging the development of key writing skills and individual style. Through practical instruction, exercises, and excerpts, this text helps students becomeproductive and efficient writers.

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This concise introduction to the writing process gives students step-by-step instruction for completing any writing assignment while encouraging the development of key writing skills and individual style. Through practical instruction, exercises, and excerpts, this text helps students becomeproductive and efficient writers.

Maxine Ruvinsky is a former journalist and professor of journalism. She is an author of three other Oxford University Press textbooks: Practical Grammar, Third Edition (2014); Investigative Reporting in Canada (2008); and Reporting for the Media, Canadian Edition (2011).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.43 inPublished:October 7, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199006911

ISBN - 13:9780199006915

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Table of Contents

Part I: Motive1. Why Write?Writing as VocationThe Difficulty of WritingDealing with Difficulty: From Chaos to Consciousness2. Motivation and the Writing BrainMotivation and the Theory of FlowGetting to FlowMotivation and the Writing AssignmentNeuroplasticity and the Writing Process3. Learning to WriteRhetoric Then and NowThe Teaching and Learning of Language SkillsLanguage Learning: Grievance and Redress4. The New Literacy: Craft and CreationThe Dark Side of the WebCraft and CreativityPart II: Method5. From Mired to MethodThe Hallmarks of a Good MethodTechnique to the RescueHomemade MethodsThe Practical Writing MethodExercises6. The Prewriting StageStep One: The Provisional Outline and Research MapStep Two: ResearchStep Three: The Working Outline and Rough DraftExercises7. The Writing StageThe First DraftThe Second DraftThe Final DraftExercisesPart II: Concluding RemarksPart III: Modelling: The Road to Style8. Basic Prompts, Patterns, and Modelling MagicExercises9. Precision ModellingExercises10. Ten Challenge ExercisesExercisesParting WordsGlossaryNotesAnnotated BibliographyWorks CitedIndex

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"One of the major strengths of this [book] is the author's voice. Ruvinsky takes a direct and personable approach that will be very appealing to her readers." --Heather Wright, Conestoga College