500-Word Theme, The

Reihe
Allyn & Bacon
Autor
Harry P. Kroitor / Lee J. Martin
Verlag
Pearson
Einband
Softcover
Auflage
5
Sprache
Englisch
Seiten
432
Erschienen
April 1995
ISBN13
9780133213577
ISBN
0133213579
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9780133213577
500-Word Theme, The
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Description

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.

Features

  • makes extensive use of diagrams, graphics, checksheets, andtables.
    • 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.

  • includes new/expanded units:
    • What Is a 500-Word Theme?

    • brainstorming, clustering, free writing.

    • Paragraph Development through Logical Analysis.

    • Essays for Analysis and Discussion.

  • includes a new model short paper; a completely revised long researched paper; and internal documentation examples in both MLA and APA style.
  • includes examples from women writers and explicit comments about sexism in writing.
  • contains examples and writing exercises emphasizing the combined-modes-of-writing approach.
  • discusses the library computer catalog and the use of computer databases.
  • links overcoming the “blank page-barrier” to the “blank-computer-screen barrier.”
  • contains a “handbook” to grammar and mechanics (full chapter and endpapers).

Table of Contents

I. FOCUS, DISCOVERY, ORGANIZATION.

 1. Writing to Improve Communication.
 2. Seeing the Whole Paper.
 3. Getting Started: Discovery, Specific Focus, Thesis.
 4. Maintaining Unity and Coherence.
 5. Understanding the Paragraph.
 6. Developing Paragraphs: How to Stay Focused.
 7. Putting the Parts Together: The Whole Paper.
 8. Researched Writing and the Long Paper.

II. REVISION: MECHANICS AND STYLE.

 9. Mechanics: Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling.
10. Revising Your Paper: Diction.
11. Revising Your Paper: Sentences.
12. The Essay at Work.
Index.