This writing guide/reader/handbook demystifies writing by presenting the writing process as a series of critical thinking decisions about audience and purpose. Widely admired for its clear, readable style, The Writing Process focuses on writing as decision-making, with a wealth of student samples in various draft stages and a strong selection of professional readings to illustrate writing strategies.
Helps readers understand the writing process. KEY TOPICS: Writing process, research process. MARKET: Anyone who wants to learn to write well.
Table of Contents
Section One The Process–Decisions In Planning, Drafting, and Revising
Chapter 1 Decisions in the Writing Process
Chapter 2 Decisions in Planning
Chapter 3 Decisions in Drafting
Chapter 4 Decisions in Revising
Section Two Specific Revision Strategies
Chapter 5 Revising the Content: Writing Something Worthwhile
Chapter 6 Revising the Paragraphs: Shaping for Readers’ Access
Chapter 7 Revising the Sentences: Writing with Style
Chapter 8 Revising the Words and Phrases: Fine-Tuning
Section Three Essays for Various Goals
Chapter 9 Reading and Responding to Writing
Chapter 10 Description: Writing to Help Others See
Chapter 11 Narration: Writing to Help Others Share an Experience
Chapter 12 Illustration: Writing to Provide Examples
Chapter 13 Division and Classification: Writing to Explain Parts and Categories
Chapter 14 Process Analysis: Writing to Explain Steps and Stages
Chapter 15 Causal Analysis: Writing to Explain Why Something Happened or What Will
Chapter 16 Comparison and Contrast: Writing to Explain Similarities or Differences
Chapter 17 Definition: Writing to Explain to Exact Meaning
Chapter 18 Argument: Writing to Persuade Your Readers
Chapter 19 Special Issues in Persuasion
Section Four The Research Process
Chapter 20 Thinking Critically about the Research Process
Chapter 21 Asking Questions and Finding Answers
Chapter 22 Evaluating and Interpreting Your Findings
Chapter 23 Avoiding Plagiarism, Documenting Your Sources, and Respecting Copyright
Chapter 24 Composing the Research Report with a Sample Report in APA Style
Chapter 25 Case Study: A Sample Research Project in MLA Style
Section Five Special Issues In Writing
Chapter 26 Writing at Work
Chapter 27 Taking Short-Answer, Paragraph, and Essay Exams
Section Six A Brief Handbook
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