The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers / Stephen Reid, Colorado State University
Book | 2014 | Tenth Brief edition.
Available at Gateway-Kenosha Campus General Collection (PE 1408 R4.24 2014)

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Tenth Brief edition.
xxxix, 578 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Writing Myths and Rituals
Writing Fitness: Rituals and Practice -- Place, Time and Tools -- Energy and Attitude -- Keeping a Journal
Part 2: Situations, Purposes, and Processes for Writing
The Phetorical Situation -- Elements of the Rhetorical Situation -- Why the Rhetorical Situation is Important -- Purposes of Writing -- Writer-Based Purposes -- Subject- and Audience-Based Purposes -- Combinations of Purposes -- Subject, Purpose, and Thesis -- Purpose and Audience -- Audience Analysis -- Purpose, Audience, and Genre -- Analyzing the Rhetorical Situation -- Purpose, Audience, and Context in Two Essays -- Dimensions of the Writing Process -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Drafting -- Revising -- The Whole Process -- A Writing Process at Work: Collecting and Shaping -- A Writing Process at Work: Drafting and Revising
Part 3: Observing and Remembering
Techniques for Observing -- Observing People -- Observing Places -- Techniques for Writing About Memories -- Remembering People -- Remembering Events -- Observing and Remembering: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Brainstorming -- Clustering -- Looping -- Shaping -- Multigenre -- Chronological Order -- Comparison/Contrast -- Similie and Metaphor -- Voice and Tone -- Dialogue -- Title, Introduction, and Conclusion -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response
Part 4: Reading Critically, Analyzing Rhetorically
Techniques for Reading Critically and Responding to Texts -- Critical Reading Strategies -- Double-Entry Log -- Critical Rereading Guide -- Summarizing and Responding to an Essay -- Summarzing -- Responding -- Rhetorical Reading and Analysis -- The Rhetorical Triangle -- Rhetorical Analysis vs. Critical Reading -- Rhetorical Appeals -- Rhetorical Appeals -- Rhetorical Analysis Guide -- Reading and Writing Processes -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Sample Summaries -- Response Shaping -- Organzing Summary/Response and Rhetorical Analysis Essays -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response
Part 5: Analyzing and Designing Visuals
Techniques for Analyzing Visuals -- Analyzing Stand-Alone Visuals -- Composition -- Focal Point -- Narrative -- Themes -- Analyzing Visuals with Text -- Analyzing Visuals in Context -- Analyzing the Genre of the Visual -- Rhetorical Appeals to the Audience -- Appeal to Reason -- Appeal to Emotion -- Appeal to Character and Credibility -- Combined Appeals in an Ad -- Techniques for Designing Visuals -- Processes for Analyzing and Designing Visuals -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Analysis Focused on the Visual -- Analysis Focused on the Social or Historical -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response
Part 6: Investigating
Techniques for Investigating Writing -- Report on a Research Study -- Brief Report with Graphics -- Profile of a Person -- Interview -- Investigating: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Community Service Learning -- Collecting -- Research Tips -- Doing Field Research -- Shaping -- Inverted Pyramid -- Chronological Order -- Comparison and Contrast -- Additional Shaping Strategies -- Title, Introduction, and Conclusion -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response
Part 7: Explaing
Techniques for Explaining -- Explaining What: Definition -- Explaing How: Process Analysis -- Explaining Why: Causal Analysis -- Explaining: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Research Tips -- Peer Response -- Drafting
Part 8: Evaluating
Techniques for Writing Evaluations -- Evaluating Commercial Products or Services -- Evaluating Works of Art -- Evaluating Performances -- Evaluating: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Research Tips -- Peer Response -- Drafting -- Revising
Part 9: Problem Solving
Techniques for Problem Solving -- Demonstrating That a Problem Exists -- Proposing a Solution and Convincing Your Readers -- Mini-Casebook on Education -- Problem Solving: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Research Tips -- Shaping -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response
Part 10: Arguing
Techniques for Writing Arguments -- Claims For Written Argument -- Appeals For Written Argument -- Rogerian Argument -- The Toulmin Method of Argument -- Multigenre Casebook on Web 2.0 -- Arguing: The Writing Process -- Choosing a Subject -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Research Tips -- Drafting -- Peer Response -- Revising
Part 11: Responding to Literature
Techniques for Responding to Literature -- Purposes for Responding to Literature -- Responding to Short Fiction -- Responding to Poetry -- Responding to Literature: The Writing Process -- Collecting -- Shaping -- Drafting -- Revising
Part 12: Researching
Habits of Mind Lead to Effective Research -- Techniques for Researching -- Developing a Topic, Purpose, and Audience -- Planning Research -- Types pf Sources -- Finding Reliable Secondary Sources -- Evaluating Sources: Relevance, Currency, and Reliability -- Researching: The Writing Process -- Choosing: Narrowing and Focusing Your Topic -- Collecting and Notetaking -- Shaping Your Research Proposal -- Drafting an Annotated Working Bibliography -- Peer Response
Part 13: Researched Writing
Techniques for Writing a Researched Essay -- Writing a Working Thesis -- Establishing Claims -- Using Sources to Support Your Claims -- Synthesizing Sources -- Avoiding Plagiarism -- Using MLA or APA Citations -- Researched Essay: The Writing Process -- Shaping -- Developing a working Outline -- Drafting -- Revising -- Peer Response -- Documenting Sources
Organized by writers’ purposes (to explain, to evaluate, to argue, etc.), 'The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers' foregrounds rhetorical awareness and asks students to consider their purpose, audience, and genre every time they write. In each “writing project” chapter, they are also walked through the process of inventing, researching, drafting, peer reviewing and revising. And in each project chapter, techniques and rhetorical modes particularly useful in accomplishing the writer’s purpose are suggested. This consistent and detailed guidance supports students throughout each of their major course projects and provides all instruction in one place so that they never need to flip between chapters. Its rhetorical emphasis, practical step-by-step approach, and usable structure make this guide highly teachable and a favorite of large writing programs for over 25 years.
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