The Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers

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Focused on both traditional writing purpose and process as well as on the technological resources that influence and enhance contemporary writing, this compact, all-in-one guide offers comprehensive coverage of the purposes of writing?with a focus on the importance of a writer's research, critical-reading skills, the ability to organize ideas, and a strategy to assess and develop rhetorical contexts. Each self-contained chapter takes readers through a sequenced series of specific purpose-based writing tasks?complete with professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, revision suggestions, etc. Includes nearly a hundred short quotations by composition teachers, researchers, essayists, novelists, and poets on the nature of writing. A complete reference handbook provides a review of basic sentence elements, sentence structure and grammar, diction and style, punctuation and mechanics. Writing Myths and Rituals. Purposes and Processes for Writing. Observing. Remembering. Reading. Investigating. Explaining. Evaluating. Problem Solving. Arguing. Responding to Literature. Writing a Research Paper. Writing Under Pressure. Handbook. For anyone needing guidance in the writing process.

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A complete rhetoric, reader, and handbook that is organized around the major purposes of writing--moving from personal writing to academic writing and the research paper. Each purpose is presented in a self-contained chapter that provides professional and student readings and takes student through the entire writing process.

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This best-selling writing guide—used at hundreds of colleges and universities—offers the clearest explanation of college writing. Every chapter contains advice on choosing a subject, collecting data, drafting, and revising for a specific purpose, while also integrating the appropriate rhetorical strategies. Effective student examples, professional essays, and journal exercises further illustrate how the writing process changes with each different purpose.

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  • Twelve new professional essays by authors such as Barbara Kingsolver, Margaret Talbot, Deborah Tannen, David Ansen, Nicholas Lemann, Emily Prager, Robin Morgan, and Jeremiah Creedon.
  • Companion Website™—www.prenhall.com/reid—and complete online courses in B1ackBoard, WebCT, and CourseCompass course management platforms.
  • Increased emphasis on writing a variety of genres based on real-world situations.

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