The Longwood Guide to Writing (4th edition)

The Longwood Guide to Writing (4th edition)

By: Ronald F. Lunsford (author), Bill Bridges (author)Paperback

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Reflecting the author's fifty years of combined teaching experience, The Longwood Guide to Writing is among the most accessible, up-to-date, and authoritative aims-based rhetorics on the market.

Contents

Preface I. STRATEGIES FOR THE WRITING PROCESS. Why Write? How Does Writing Happen? Stages in the Writing ProcessWriting and ReadingComputers and Writing 1. Invention: Finding Something to Say Finding TopicsWriting about an Assigned Topic Exploring Topics Finding Information Sample Student Process-Prewriting From Inventing to Drafting 2. Shaping an Essay Initial Shaping StrategiesSample Student Process-Discovery Draft Developing an Essay's Structure Elements of an Essay 3. Revising Revising Strategies Writer's Notebook: Responding to Readers' Comments Editing Strategies Writing a Self-Assessment Sample Student Process-Revision Marisol Vargas, Mirror Image 4. Responding to Readings Sample Reading Lee K. Abbott, The True Story of Why I Do What I Do Reading Strategies for TextsReadings Strategies for Visuals Writers Notebook: Dialogue Notes Writing Paraphrases and Summaries *Steven Pinker, Racist Language, Real and ImaginedWriting a ResponseSample Student Essay - Summary and Response *Christian Clark, Emotion and the Death Penalty: An Analysis of Jaclyn Tablert's, "Justice For Those Who Have Shown Us No Mercy" II. WRITING OCCASIONS Aims of DiscourseModes of DiscourseWedding Aim and ModeClassifying Occasions 5. Personal Essays Sample Essays Datus Proper, Dark Hollow Judith Ortiz Cofer, The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria Charles McNair, My Father's Cabin *Christopher Fisher, Scars The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Personal Essays Visuals and Personal Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Sample Student Process Chris Miller, Gringos on Safari 6. Information Essays Sample Essays Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, On the Fear of Dying Suzanne Smalley, The Perfect Crime Jay Chiat, Illusions are Forever Arthur Rosenfeld, Should Anyone Have to Live WIth Pain? Gloria Naylor, Mommy, What Does "Nigger" Mean? *Sandra Y. Govan, Listening to the Word, or 21st Century Readers and "The Souls of Black Folk" *Elizabeth C. Gardner, Transforming a Nation, Transforming an Enemy The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Information Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Making Use of Visuals Meir Shalev, If Bosnians Were Whales Sample Student Process Michael Graham, All In a Day's Work: Generalizing, Profiling, and Stereotyping 7. Essays About and From Literature Sample Works of Literature Joyce Carol Oates, Shopping *Aaron Gwyn, Of Falling Robert Frost, For Once, Then, Something Margaret Atwood, Spelling Sherman Alexie, That Place Where Ghosts of Salmon Jump Sherman Alexie, The Powwow at the End of the World *Sherman Alexie, Evolution Sample Essays Kendra Stead, The Making of Spells *Amy Wright, A Quest to Return to the Garden: Perception "Of Falling" Kendra Stead, No Exceptions *Steve Stoeckel, What About the Customer? The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Interpretive Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Writing About Literature Writing From Literature Sample Student Process Kristina Geray, "How Exhausting It Is" To Keep Up Appearances 8. Evaluation Essays Sample Essays Ellen Goodman, Beauty Industry on Rampage *Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Shooting to Win; Do Attack Ads Work? You Bet -- and That's Not All Bad Bill Bridges, "No Thanks"-A Step Beyond "Just Say No" Jennifer Pitman, Booze It? Lose It! An Evaluation of North Carolina's Drunk Driving Laws *Amy Wright, "The DaVinci Code": A Study in Print and Film The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Evaluation Essays Lou Jacobs, What Qualities Does a Good Photograph Have? Evaluating Visual Images Assignment and Guidelines for Writing An Exercise in Evaluation and The Internet Portfolios Jacqueline Cotter, Getting It Right: Fitting Message to Audience Steve Duran, Steve Wants an A Sample Student Process Bridget McCollam, Adult Audiences Only 9. Position Essays Sample Essays *Michael Haley, The Right Not to Listen *David Amante, Teaching Is Always A Political Act *Stephen Jay Gould, Nonoverlapping Magisteria Jennifer Pitman, Euthanasia and the Right to Die The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Position Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Sample Student Process Heather Hall, The Next Big Winner Is...!! 10. Persuasion Essays Sample Essays Michael R. Heaphy, Dismemberment and Choice *Thomas Oliphant, Exposed in the Supreme Court: Lies About 'Partial Birth Abortion' *Martin Luther King, Jr., I Have a Dream *Richard Dawkins, When Religion Steps On Science's Turf: The Alleged Separation Between the Two Is Not So Tidy Jaime Sherrill, Zero Tolerence for Abuse Jaclyn Talbert, Justice for Those Who Have Shown Us No Mercy The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Persuasion Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Sample Student Process Alysia Tucker, No More 11. Problem/Solution Essays Sample Essays. William E. King, Out of Hurricane's Way Julie Titone, Balance of Power: Can Endangered Salmon and Hydroelectric Plants Share the Same Rivers? Andrew Overton, Change The Rhetorical Triangle Distinguishing Features of Problem/Solution Essays Assignment and Guidelines for Writing Sample Student Process Kristina Geray, The Pet Overpopulation Problem III. RESEARCH 12. Researching and Writing Topic Selection Searching a Topic Incorporating Material from Sources Documenting Information CitationsSample Annotated Essay *Clarita Brown, The American Indian Movement as a Counterculture Writing Assignment Sample Student Process Gardiner Rhoderick, Yes, It's Graffiti, but Is It Art? IV. WRITING AND ASSESSING Assessment via Essay Exams 13. Essay Examinations Packaging the Process Planning Your Essay's Content Planning Your Essay's Structure Overlapping Terminologies Essays That Ask for Practical Applications Planning Sample Essays V. PREPARING FOR PUBLICATION Basic Grammar Parts of Speech Phrases and Modification Sentence Functions Sentence TypesPunctuation, Spelling, and Manuscript Mechanics End Punctuation Punctuation within Sentences Spelling Manuscript Mechanics Capitalization Literary CreditsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9780205553761
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 736
  • ID: 9780205553761
  • weight: 1238
  • ISBN10: 0205553761
  • edition: 4th edition

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