ERIC Number: ED401558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
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The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Writing.
Ramage, John D.; Bean, John C.
Integrating up-to-date composition theory with pedagogical research in critical thinking and inquiry, this book presents a flexible organizational structure to accommodate a range of freshman composition course designs and to engage students intellectually in problem-centered writing activities to prepare them for academic tasks across the curriculum. The book emphasizes problem posing and inquiry, and writing as a rhetorical act. Chapters in the book are: (1) Posing Problems: The Demands of College Writing; (2) Pursuing Problems: Exploratory Writing and Talking; (3) Solving Content Problems: Thesis and Support; (4) Solving Rhetorical Problems: Purpose, Audience, and Genre; (5) Seeing Rhetorically: The Writer as Observer; (6) Reading Rhetorically: The Writer as Strong Reader; (7) Writing an Autobiographical Narrative; (8) Writing an Exploratory Essay; (9) Writing an Informative (and Surprising) Essay; (10) Analyzing Images; (11) Analyzing Numerical Data; (12) Analyzing a Short Story; (13) Investigating Questions about Cause and Consequence; (14) Writing a Classical Argument; (15) Making an Evaluation; (16) Proposing a Solution; (17) Writing as a Problem-Solving Process; (18) Composing Closed-Form Prose; (19) Revising Closed-Form Prose; (20) Creating Open Forms; (21) Working in Groups to Pose and Solve Problems; (22) Focusing a Problem and Finding Sources; (23) Using and Citing Sources; (24) Electronic Writing and Research; and (25) Essay Examinations: Writing Polished Prose in a Hurry. A guide to editing (consisting of six handbooks) is attached. (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Editing, Freshman Composition, Higher Education, Problem Based Learning, Problem Solving, Research Skills, Rhetoric, Test Wiseness, Writing Assignments, Writing Processes, Writing Skills
Allyn and Bacon, Order Processing, P.O. Box 11071, Des Moines, IA 50336-1071 ($62).
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