A Short Guide to College Writing

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Pearson/Longman, 2004 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 364 pages
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One of the high-quality, low-priced entries in Longman's Penguin Academic Series, "A Short Guide to College Writing" is a clear, graceful, authoritative brief rhetoric focused on academic writing. KEY FEATURES: " Engagingly written by a well-known author team, A Short Guide to College Writing offers practical advice on writing college essays from the beginning of the process to the end. Readers can turn to this book for advice about matters large and small--choosing a topic, writing an analysis, constructing a paragraph, using and documenting sources, punctuating a quotation. Although discussion and examples of description and narration are included, the emphasis is on analysis, argument, and research. Ideal for individuals interested in learning how to write college papers.

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE Developing Ideas
3
Focusing
9
CHAPTER TWO Drafting and Revising
16
Copyright

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Sylvan Saul Barnet was born in Brooklyn, New York on December 11, 1926. During World War II, he served in the Army for two years. He received a bachelor's degree in English from New York University in 1948 and a master's degree in 1950 and a doctorate in 1954 from Harvard University. For the next three decades, he taught freshman writing and literature at Tufts University. He wrote or edited numerous textbooks including An Introduction to Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Literature, A Short Guide to Writing About Art, The Study of Literature: A Handbook of Critical Essays and Terms, and Critical Thinking, Reading and Writing: A Brief Guide to Argument. In the early 1960s, he decided that his students at Tufts University needed an edition of Shakespeare with each play in a separate volume including an introduction and study aids. He presented the idea to editors at the New American Library. The editors approved of the idea and Barnet became the general editor of the Signet Classic Shakespeare series. He was the co-author with William Burto of Zen Ink Paintings, which was published in 1982. He died of cancer on January 11, 2016 at the age of 89.

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