Readings are Writings: A Guide to Reading and Writing Well

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Prentice Hall, 1995 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 471 pages
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This reader explores the relationship inherent between writer and reader by emphasizing the connection between good reading and writing skills. Student papers shown in draft stages can serve as guides for the writing process. Part I introduces a variety of critical reading strategies and the writing process to show how good reading skills are linked to developing strong writing skills. Based on the idea that writing is genuine communication, the book presents four major types of writing that represent a progression from private to public discourse: Expressive Discourse is illustrated by Anecdote, Autobiographical Narrative, and Reflection; Affirming Discourse is illustrated by Opinion Essay, Position Paper, and Editorial; Persuasive Discourse is illustrated by Evaluation, Argument, and Proposal; and Informative Discourse is illustrated by Observation, Explanation, and Critical Analysis.

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Contents

Reading as a Process
3
Writing as a Process of Reading
22
Getting Ready to Write
34
Copyright

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