Reasoning and Writing Well by Betty Mattix Dietsch

Reasoning and Writing Well

byBetty Mattix Dietsch, Lara Sauer, Andrea Lovering

Paperback | April 20, 2006

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This practical and comprehensive guide to writing offers four coordinated books in one: a process-oriented rhetoric, a research guide, a reader, and a handbook. Dietsch has extensive coverage on oral presentations and research, and is the only Canadian 4-in-1 text to offer this.

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Title:Reasoning and Writing WellFormat:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9.1 × 7.4 × 0.9 inPublished:April 20, 2006Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0070888221

ISBN - 13:9780070888227

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Table of Contents

Rhetoric and Research Writing Guide

Part 1 - The Writing Situation and Early Stages of the Writing Process

Chapter 1 - Writing in Context

Chapter 2 - Different Voices for Different Occasions and Audiences

Chapter 3 - Prewriting: Discovering Ideas

Chapter 4 - Drafting: Exploring Ideas

Part 2 - Revision Workshop: Later Stages of the Writing Process

Chapter 5 - Revising, Editing and Proofreading: An Overview

Chapter 6 - Revision and Accuracy: Beginning to Think Critically

Chapter 7 - Revising Paragraphs

Chapter 8 - Editing: Styling Sentences

Chapter 9 - Editing: Improving Word Choice

Part 3 - Options for Organization

Chapter 10 - Narration: Recounting Events

Chapter 11 - Description: Conveying Impressions

Chapter 12 - Process Analysis: Explaining How

Chapter 13 - Illustration: Showing with Examples

Chapter 14 - Classification: Grouping and Dividing

Chapter 15 - Comparison and Contrast: Explaining Likeness and Difference

Chapter 16 - Definition: Identifying Basic Characteristics

Chapter 17 - Cause and Effect: Explaining Why

Part 4 - Critical Thinking, Evaluation, and Argument

Chapter 18 - Problem Solving

Chapter 19 - Shaping an Effective Argument

Chapter 20 - Detecting Fallacies

Part 5 - Research Writing

Chapter 21 - Preliminary Considerations for Research

Chapter 22 - Primary Research: Observation, Interviews, and Surveys

Chapter 23 - Secondary Research: Locating Print and Electronic Sources

Chapter 24 - Documenting Sources

Chapter 25 - Using Sources and Writing a Research Paper

Part 6 - Reading and Writing about Essays

Chapter 26 - Reading and Responding to Essays

Chapter 27 - Writing Effective Essays Exams

Chapter 28 - Oral Presentations

Part 7 - The Reader

Part 8 - The Handbook: A Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, Mechanics, and Usage