Common Sense: A Handbook and Guide for Writers

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Primarily designed for Freshman Composition courses, this text could also be used in any course where a handbook is used. This text covers the writing process from generating content through document design. It has a strong rhetorical emphasis that focuses on the influence of audience, content, and purpose on writing choices. Common Sense is concise and student-friendly, with numerous examples, and the most recent information on documentation for Internet sources.

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Accessible to a broad range of users, this book covers the writing process from generating content through document design. It focuses on the influence of audience, content, and purpose on writing choices and encourages development of critical thinking and critical reading skills. Concise and reader-friendly, this book contains numerous examples, and the most recent information on documentation for Internet sources. An inductive/intuitive presentation of major concepts allows the reader to relate concepts to their own experience. The writing process is emphasized throughout, with concepts organized in the order that writers confront them. The book focuses on research skills, including strategies for doing research on the Internet, evaluating sources, and using specific Internet sites. Questions of usage important to speakers of English as a Second Language are addressed. For professionals who wish to improve their written communication and analysis skills.

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