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At a Glance: Essays by Lee E. Brandon
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The Fourth Edition of AT A GLANCE: ESSAYS, International Edition guides students through the process of prewriting and writing essays in specific and combined rhetorical modes. This text features new readings, optional text-based writing instruction, a research paper unit, a brief handbook, and an emphasis on critical thinking.

Table of Contents

1. READING FOR WRITING. Text-Based Writing and Reading Related Writing. Types of Writing. Kinds of Support for Text-Based Writing. Basic Documentation in Text-Based Writing. Documentation in Action. riter's Guidelines at a Glance: Reading for Writing. 2. THE ESSAY AND ITS PARTS. The Essay Defined. A Sample Essay: Razor Wire Sweat Lodge, Leah. The Thesis Defined. Sources for the Thesis. Writing the Thesis. Patterns of Support for the Thesis. Special Paragraphs Within the Essay. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Essay and Its Parts. 3. THE WRITING PROCESS: PREWRITING. The Writing Process Defined. Prewriting Strategies. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Prewriting. 4. THE WRITING PROCESS: WRITING, REVISING, AND EDITING. Writing Your First Draft. Revising Your Writing. Adding Editing to Revision. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Writing, Revising, and Editing. 5. DESCRIPTIVE NARRATION: MOVING THROUGH TIME AND SPACE. A Natural Combination of Narration and Description. The Narrative Pattern. The Descriptive Pattern. Order for Descriptive Narration: Time and Space. Practicing Patterns of Descriptive Narration. Examining Essays of Descriptive Narration. Student Writer: My First Real Fire, Tyson M. Burns. Professional Writer: The Jacket, Gary Soto. Topics for Essays of Descriptive Narration. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Descriptive Narration. 6. EXEMPLIFICATION: WRITING WITH EXAMPLES. Writing Essays of Exemplification. Practicing Patterns of Exemplification. Examining Essays of Exemplification. Student Writer: Hungering for Sounds of Silence, Eileen Baylor. Professional Writer: Who's Cheap? Adair Lara. Topics for Essays of Exemplification. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Exemplification. 7. ANALYSIS BY DIVISION: EXAMINING THE PARTS. Writing Essays of Analysis by Division. Practicing Patterns of Analysis by Division. Examining Essays of Analysis by Division. Student Writer: Prison as a Community, Tanya. Professional Writer: Food, Service Hit and Miss at Gianno's, John Batchelor. Topics for Essays of Analysis by Division. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Analysis by Division. 8. PROCESS ANALYSIS: WRITING ABOUT DOING. Writing Essays of Process Analysis. Practicing Patterns of Process Analysis. Examining Essays of Process Analysis. Student Writer: The Skinny on Working for a Dermatologist, J. Kim Birdine. Professional Writer: Fast, Sleek, and Shiny: Using the Internet to Help Buy New Cars, Preston Gralla. Topics for Essays of Process Analysis. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Process Analysis. 9. CAUSE AND EFFECT: DETERMINING REASONS AND RESULTS. Writing Essays of Cause and Effect. Practicing Patterns of Cause and Effect. Examining Essays of Cause and Effect. Student Writer: Getting High and Living Low, Sergio Ramos. Professional Writer: The Ghetto Made Me Do It, Francis Flaherty. Topics for Essays of Cause and Effect. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Cause and Effect. 10. COMPARISON AND CONTRAST: SHOWING SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES. Writing Essays of Comparison and Contrast. Practicing Patterns of Comparison and Contrast. Examining Essays of Comparison and Contrast. Student Writer: The Piper Cherokee and the Cessna 172, Brittany Markovic. Professional Writer: From B'Wood to the 'Hood, Ryan J. Smith. Topics for Essays of Comparison and Contrast. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Comparison and Contrast. 11. DEFINITION: CLARIFYING TERMS. Writing Essays of Definition. Practicing Patterns of Definition. Examining Essays of Definition. Student Writer: Modern Mother, Marie Maxwell. Professional Writer: Whose Values, Janet Pearson. Topics for Essays of Definition. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Definition. 12. ARGUMENT: WRITING TO INFLUENCE. Writing Essays of Argument. Practicing Patterns of Argument. Examining Essays of Argument. Student Writer: Teaching Our Kids to Shoot 'Em Up, Tina Sergio. Professional Writer: Graffiti: Taking a Closer Look? Christopher Grant. Topics for Essays of Argument. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: Argument. 13. THE RESEARCH PAPER. The Research Paper Defined. Ten Steps to Writing a Research Paper. Student Example: ZoosuAn Endangered Species? Michael Chung. Writer's Guidelines at a Glance: The Research Paper. 14. HANDBOOK. Subjects and Verbs. Kinds of Sentences. Sentence Problems. Sentence Combining. Variety in Sentences. Parallel Structure. Omissions: When Parts Are Missing. Verbs. Pronouns. Adjectives and Adverbs. Avoiding Wordy Phrases. Punctuations. Capitalization. Index.
Release date Australia
February 18th, 2009
Pages
288
Edition
International ed
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
Heinle
Dimensions
140x208x11
ISBN-13
9780495799528
Product ID
3039000

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