|500-Word Theme, The||
500-Word Theme, The
For one-semester, freshman-level courses in Composition and Rhetoric.
This step-by-step presentation of the thinking/writing process - from discovering and developing ideas to expression - features an abundance of visual aids, examples, writing and thinking exercises, an in-text handbook, and illustrative readings.
diagrams the discovery process and logical division; clustering and the tree-diagram effect; the “funnel effect” of prewriting/induction/thesis formulation; the limiting process in thesis statements.
What Is a 500-Word Theme?
brainstorming, clustering, free writing.
Paragraph Development through Logical Analysis.
Essays for Analysis and Discussion.
I. FOCUS, DISCOVERY, ORGANIZATION.1. Writing to Improve Communication.
II. REVISION: MECHANICS AND STYLE.9. Mechanics: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.