The Writing Process: A Concise Rhetoric Canadian Edition

Paperback | June 2, 2003

byJohn M. Lannon, David B. Parsons

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Appropriate for university level composition and essay writing courses.

This practical and accessible writing guide unravels the complexities of writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions. In addition to coverage of the traditional modes, the text offers practice in analyzing the unique rhetorical requirements of any writing situation by showing how audience and purpose influence writing. Student and professional readings throughout the text- including fiction, poetry, advertisements, memoirs and cartoons -illustrate various writing strategies.

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Appropriate for university level composition and essay writing courses. This practical and accessible writing guide unravels the complexities of writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions. In addition to coverage of the traditional modes, the text offers practice in analyzing the unique rh...

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Appropriate for university level composition and essay writing courses. This practical and accessible writing guide unravels the complexities of writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions. In addition to coverage of the traditional modes, the text offers practice in analyzing the unique rh...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 9.25 × 7 × 1 inPublished:June 2, 2003Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0201742233

ISBN - 13:9780201742237

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Table of Contents

I. THE PROCESS-DECISIONS IN PLANNING, DRAFTING, AND REVISING.

 1. Decisions in the Writing Process.

 2. Decisions in Planning.

 3. Decisions in Drafting.

 4. Decisions in Revising.

II. SPECIFIC REVISION STRATEGIES.

 5. Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile.

 6. Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers' Access.

 7. Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style.

 8. Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning.

III. ESSAYS FOR VARIOUS GOALS.

 9. Decisions about Reading for Writing.

10. Helping Others See and Share an Experience: Description and Narration.

11. Illustrating for Readers: Examples.

12. Explaining Parts and Categories: Division and Classification.

13. Explaining Steps and Stages: Process Analysis.

14. Explaining Why It Happened or What Will Happen: Cause- and-Effect Analysis.

15. Explaining Similarities or Differences: Comparison and Contrast.

16. Explaining the Exact Meaning: Definition.

17. Using Multiple Strategies in a Persuasive Argument.

18. Special Issues in Persuasion.

IV. THE RESEARCH PROCESS.

19. Asking Questions and Finding Answers.

20. Recording, Evaluating, and Interpreting Your Findings.

21. Documenting Your Sources.

22. Composing the Research Paper.

23. Case Study: A Sample Research Paper.

APPENDICES.

Appendix A. Editing for Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics.

Appendix B. Format Guidelines for Submitting Your Manuscript.

Appendix C. Useful Web Sites and Electronic Library Resources.

Credits.

Index.