From Idea to Essay: A Rhetoric, Reader and Handbook
This systematic rhetoric-reader-handbook carefully leads readers through the process of essay writing. It provides numerous samples of writing through readings, specific guidelines on how to approach each rhetorical mode, writing assignments for each mode, and student and professional models of completed assignments. The book covers nine rhetorical modes and includes a complete unit on the research paper and a comprehensive handbook section. Pre-reading, prewriting, and writing exercises offer guidance in the fundamentals of reading and writing. New material has been added on database searches, research on the Internet, and documenting electronic sources.
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Elements of the Essay
Blending Rhetorical Patterns
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