The Canadian Oxford Guide to Writing: A Rhetoric and Handbook

Paperback | November 28, 2007

byThomas S. Kane, Karen C. Ogden, Heather Pyrcz

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The Canadian Oxford Guide to Writing is a complete handbook and rhetoric, useful to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of composition. The book starts with an overview of the writing process, before moving on to explore essays, paragraphs, and sentences. It discusses types ofwriting organized by rhetorical mode. The book also includes a short section on the mechanics of writing and concludes with the handbook section, covering the basics of grammar. This text is the fully updated, second Canadian edition. In the new edition, more than one third of the examples are nowby Canadian writers writing across the disciplines. Extensive revisions have streamlined the information and have brought the text up-to-date with recent changes in library sciences, word-processing software, and the Internet

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The Canadian Oxford Guide to Writing is a complete handbook and rhetoric, useful to beginning, intermediate, and advanced students of composition. The book starts with an overview of the writing process, before moving on to explore essays, paragraphs, and sentences. It discusses types ofwriting organized by rhetorical mode. The book al...

Thomas S. Kane, former professor in the Department of English at the University of Connecticut, Waterbury, wrote the original Oxford Guide to Writing, which was then adapted for Canadians by Karen C. Ogden, who is Vice-Provost (Staff Development), Office of the President, The University of Manitoba. Heather Pyrcz, who teaches writing ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:768 pages, 9 × 7 × 1.5 inPublished:November 28, 2007Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part One: The Writing Process1. Invention2. Outlining3. Drafting and RevisingPart Two: The Essay4. Structure of the EssayPart Three: The Persuasive essay5. Rational Modes: Argument6. Nonrational ModesPart Four: The Literary essay7. Creative Non-Fiction8. The Literary EssayPart Five: The Research essay and The Exam essay9. Gathering, Quoting, and Citing Information10. The Exam EssayPart Six: The Paragraph11. Basic Structure12. Methods of Development13. Paragraph patterns14. Sentence patterns in the paragraphPart Seven: The Sentence15. The Grammatical Types of Sentences16. Sentence style17. Concision in the sentence18. The Emphatic Sentence19. Emphasis within the SentencePart Eight: Diction20. The Question of Meaning21. Problems of Diction22. Unnecessary Words23. Figurative Language24. Unusual Words and Collocations25. Dictionaries and ThesauriPart Nine: Punctuation26. Stops27. The Other MarksGrammar Reference 99.1: Parts of SpeechGrammar Reference 99.2: Grammar of the sentenceAppendix RevisedPart 1: In-text citationPart 2: Reference listing at end of essay