The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing

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Longman, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 383 pages
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A concise version of the most successful college rhetoric published in more than a decade, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Concise Edition offers the most progressive and teachable introduction to academic and personal writing available. This four-color guide offers engaging instruction in rhetoric and composition, a flexible sequence of comprehensive writing assignments, and numerous examples of student and professional writing. Solidly grounded in current theory and research, yet eminently practical and teachable, The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing: Concise Edition is the new standard for first-year composition courses in writing, reading, critical thinking, and inquiry.Part I, A Rhetoric for College Writers, provides a conceptual framework for the text by showing how inquiring writers pose problems, pursue them through discussion and exploratory writing, and solve them within a rhetorical context shaped by the writer's purpose, audience, and genre.Part II, Writing Projects, contains six self-contained assignment chapters arranged according to the purposes for writing. ideas, composing and drafting, and revising and editing. Guidelines for Peer Reviewers which sum up the important features in the assignments and facilitate detailed, helpful peer reviews.Part III, A Guide to Composing and Revising, comprises two self-contained chapters of nuts-and-bolts strategies for composing and revising.Part IV, A Rhetorical Guide to Research, presents pedagogically sequenced instruction for helping students learn to conduct searches, evaluate sources, and incorporate sources into their own writing. Research skills are taught within a rhetorical context with special attention to the rhetoric of websites.

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JOHN C. BEAN is professor of English at Seattle University, where he directs the writing program and chairs the Task Force on Teaching and Learning. He is coauthor (with John D. Ramage) of Writing Arguments (3rd ed., 1995) and Form and Surprise in Composition (1986).

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