Patterns for college writing : a rhetorical reader and guide / Laurie G. Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell
Book | Bedford/st Martins ; | 2016
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808 p. 23 cm.
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Contents
Introduction: How to Use This Book / Henry Louis Gates Jr., "What's in a Name?" -- Responding to an Essay
Part One: The Writing Process
Ch.1 Reading to Write: Becoming a Critical Reader
Understanding Critical Reading
Ch.2 Invention
Understanding Your Assignment -- Setting Limits -- Moving from Subject to Topic -- Finding Something to Say -- Grouping Ideas -- Understanding Thesis and Support -- Developing Thesis
Ch.3 Arrangement
Recognizing a Pattern -- Understanding the Parts of the Essay -- Constructing a Formal Outline
Ch.4 Drafting and Revising
Writing Your First Date -- Revising Your Essay -- Points for Special Attention: First Draft -- Points for Special Attention: Second Draft
Ch.5 editing and Proofreading
Editing for Grammar -- Editing for Punctuation -- Editing for Sentence Style and Word Choice -- Proofreading Your Essay -- Checking Your Paper's Format
Part Two: Reading for Writers
Ch.6 Narration
What Is Narration? -- Using Narration -- Planning a Narrative Essay -- Structuring a Narrative Essay -- Revising a Narrative Essay -- Editing a Narrative Essay
Ch.7 Description
What Is Description? -- Using Description -- Planning a Descriptive Essay -- Structuring a Descriptive Essay -- Revising a Descriptive Essay -- Editing a Descriptive Essay
Ch.8 Exemplification
What Is Exemplification? -- Using Exemplification -- Planning an Exemplification Essay -- Structuring an Exemplification Essay -- Revising an Exemplification Essay -- Editing an Exemplification Essay
Ch.9 Process
What Is Process? -- Using Process -- Planning a Process Essay -- Structuring a Process Essay -- Revising a Process Essay -- Editing a Process Essay
Ch.10 Cause and Effect
What Is Cause and Effect? -- Using Cause and Effect -- Planning a Cause-and-Effect Essay -- Structuring a Cause-and-Effect Essay -- Revising a Cause-and-Effect Essay -- Editing a Cause-and-Effect Essay
Ch.11 Comparison and Contrast
What Is Comparison and Contrast? -- Using Comparison and Contrast -- Planning a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay -- Structuring a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay -- Revising a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay -- Editing a Comparison-and-Contrast Essay
Ch.12 Classification and Division
What Is Classification and Division? -- Using Classification and Division -- Planning a Classification-and-Division Essay -- Structuring a Classification-and-Division Essay -- Revising a Classification-and-Division Essay -- Editing a Classification-and-Division Essay
Ch.13 Definition
What Is Definition? -- Using Definition -- Planning a Definition Essay -- Structuring a Definition Essay -- Revising a Definition Essay -- Editing a Definition
Ch.14 Argumentation
What Is Argumentation? -- Understanding Argumentation and Persuasion -- Planning an Argumentative Essay -- Using Deductive and Inductive Arguments -- Structuring an Argumentative Essay -- Revising an Argumentative Essay -- Editing an Argumentative Essay
Ch.15 Combining Patterns
Structuring an Essay by Combining the Patterns -- Combining the Patterns: Revising and Editing
Part Three: Working with Sources
Ch.16 Finding and Evaluating Sources
Finding Information in the Library -- Finding Information on the Internet -- Evaluating Sources
Ch.17 Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism
Paraphrasing -- Summarizing -- Quoting -- Integrating Source Material into Your Writing -- Synthesizing -- Avoiding Plagiarism
Ch.18 Documenting Sources: MLA
Parenthetical References in the Text -- The Works-Cited List
Appendix: Documenting Sources: APA -- Using Parenthetical References -- Examples of APA Citations
Summary
Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In 'Patterns for College Writing', they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing—all reasons why 'Patterns for College Writing' is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics.
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