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The Elements of Style
William Strunk, Jr.
1594200696
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Every English-language writer knows Strunk and White's famous little writing manual, The Elements of Style. Many people between the ages of seventeen and seventy can recite the book's mantra--make every word tell--and still refer to their tattered grade school copy when in need of a hint on how to make a turn of phrase clearer, or a reminder on how to enliven prose with the active voice. Considering that millions of copies have been sold to millions of devotees, you might not think to ask what could enhance this (almost) perfect classic. In fact, the addition of illustrations allows readers to experience the book's contents in a completely new way, making the whole learning experience more colorful and clear, as well as adding a whimsical element that compliments the subtly humorous tone of the prose. The Elements of Style...


Decoding Abortion Rhetoric: Communicating Social Change

0252064038


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From Library Journal
This demanding, scholarly work traces the rhetoric surrounding the abortion controversy in the United States from 1965 to 1985. Using a sophisticated framework of rhetorical analysis, Condit describes the process by which the persuasive argumentation and vocabulary used by "Pro-life" and "Pro-choice" advocates has evolved and how it has created a deadlocked situation at the activist level, while mass attitudes on abortion reflect a compromise between the two positions. For the general public, Condit says, abortion falls within the realm of personal choice, but is generally regarded as morally objectionable. This work will be an important acquisition for university libraries.- Ted G. Jelen, Illinois Benedictine Coll., LisleCopyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the...


Rhetoric
Aristotle
0486437930
November 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Focusing on the use of language both as a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both the practical and the aesthetic elements that when properly combined result in effective presentation and clarity of thought as well.

Download Description
How it should be argued. --This text refers to the Digital edition.


Composition and Rhetoric for AP/College English (SparkCharts)
SparkNotes Editors
1411403312
October 2004
Paperback
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The Little, Brown Handbook
H. Ramsey Fowler
0321103505
July 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Authoritative and accessible, The Little Brown Handbook helps writing students find what they need and then use what they find. One of the best–selling handbooks on the market, it provides comprehensive coverage of writing, research and grammar, with detailed discussions of critical thinking and argument, using computers and the Internet for writing and research, the latest guidelines for citing sources correctly in MLA, APA, CMS, CSE and COS styles, and writing in the disciplines. Accompanied by the CompSolutions Plus Interactive Ebook of the text, The Little Brown Handbook retains all the hallmarks that has made it a bestseller over the years while continuing to meet the needs of a new generation of students. Provides complete, authoritative coverage of the writing process, research and grammar, with...


On Writing Well CD Audio Collection [ABRIDGED]

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Book Review
Whether you write an occasional professional letter or a daily newspaper column, William Zinsser's On Writing Well should be required reading. Simplicity is Zinsser's mantra: he preaches a stripped-down writing style, strong and clear. He has no patience for excess (most use of adjectives and adverbs, he writes, just adds clutter) or tired phraseology (for instance, he'd like to outlaw all leads involving those "future archaeologists" most often found "stumbl[ing] upon the remains of our civilization"). He recommends that all writers of nonfiction read their work aloud (don't commit something to paper that you wouldn't actually say) and write under the assumption that "the reader knows nothing" (not to be confused with assuming the reader's an idiot). In addition to the chapters on the...


Language Arts, Writing
Ellen Carley Frechette
007140709X
Sept 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Grammar and punctuation practice in context as well as GED-type essay topics. Announcing the companion workbook series to the GED test series Practice makes perfect with McGraw-Hill's updated GED Workbook series, which reflects the 2002 test guidelines. These workbooks provide invaluable hands-on experience for students as they tackle hundreds of GED format questions and check results against an answer key. Simulated test-taking situations boost not only content retention but also confidence for the big day. Ideal study guides for a student weak in a particular subject area or sitting for one GED test at a time, these activity books function as a companion to McGraw-Hill's GED Test titles and McGraw-Hill's GED.

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Poetics and Rhetoric (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Aristotle
1593083076
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
It is no exaggeration to say that all Western literary criticism flows from Aristotle. In the Poetics he focuses mainly on drama, especially tragedy, and introduces ideas that are still being debated more than two thousand years later. Among them is the often misunderstood theory of the unities of action, place, and time, as well as such concepts as: art as a form of imitation, and drama as an imitation of human actions; plot as a drama’s central element, and “reversal” and “recognition” as important elements within a plot; and the purging of pity and fear from the audience as the function of tragedy. Rather than offer these ideas merely as abstract theories, Aristotle applies them in cogent analyses of the classic Greek dramas—the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and...


On Writing Well, 25th Anniversary : The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction (On Writing Well)

0060006641


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Book Review
Whether you write an occasional professional letter or a daily newspaper column, William Zinsser's On Writing Well should be required reading. Simplicity is Zinsser's mantra: he preaches a stripped-down writing style, strong and clear. He has no patience for excess (most use of adjectives and adverbs, he writes, just adds clutter) or tired phraseology (for instance, he'd like to outlaw all leads involving those "future archaeologists" most often found "stumbl[ing] upon the remains of our civilization"). He recommends that all writers of nonfiction read their work aloud (don't commit something to paper that you wouldn't actually say) and write under the assumption that "the reader knows nothing" (not to be confused with assuming the reader's an idiot). In addition to the chapters on the...


Language Arts, Writing
Ellen Frechette
0071407081
Sept 2002
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
Begins with sentence basics and moves on to the process of gathering ideas, organizing, writing, and revising the GED Essay. Announcing the ultimate GED test review series For the nearly one million North Americans who take the GED exam every year, readiness is a key ingredient for success. McGraw-Hill's GED Test series, which reflects the new 2002 test guidelines, is dedicated to preparing students to pass each of the five GED subject exams. This focused format allows students to pretest for strengths and weaknesses in a given subject, thoroughly review core content areas, and finally check their exam-readiness with a full-length posttest in GED format. A complete answer key, which explains why each answer is correct and test-taking strategies, increases the odds of success.

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The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
William Strunk Jr., et al
020530902X
January 15, 2000
Paperback
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Amazon.com
Composition teachers throughout the English-speaking world have been pushing this book on their students since it was first published in 1957. Co-author White later revised it, and it remains the most compact and lucid handbook we have for matters of basic principles of composition, grammar, word usage and misusage, and writing style.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

The New York Times
Buy it, study it, enjoy it. It's as timeless as a book can be in our age of volubility.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Rhetoric and Reality: Writing Instruction in American Colleges, 1900-1985
James A. A. Berlin
080931360X
February 1987
Textbook Paperback
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Prentice Hall Guide for College Writers (7th Edition)
Stephen P. Reid
0131918222
February 2, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
This best-selling writing guide integrates purpose, process, and rhetorical strategies into every chapter, offering readers the clearest explanation of writing. In addition to emphasizing critical reading, every major chapter contains professional and student samples, rhetorical techniques, journal exercises, reading and writing activities, collaborative activities, peer-response guidelines, and revision suggestions. A student essay in each chapter contains writing process materials (outlines, audience analysis, interview notes, drafts, revision plans, etc.). For high school and college students.


Leaves of Gold
Clyde Frances Lytle
0915720744
Dec 1983
Hardcover
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The Trivium: Logic,Grammar,and Rhetoric: Understanding the Nature and Function of Language
Miriam Joseph C.S.C.
0967967503
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description

The Trivium guides the reader through a clarifying and rigorous account of logic, grammar, and rhetoric. A thorough presentation of general grammar, propositions, syllogisms, enthymemes, fallacies, poetics, figurative language, and metrical discourse-accompanied by lucid graphics and enlivened by examples from Shakespeare, Milton, Plato, and others-makes The Trivium a perfect book for teachers, writers, lawyers, and all serious users of language.

About the Author
Sister Miriam Joseph (1898-1982) earned her doctorate from Columbia University. A member of the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Sister Miriam was professor of English at Saint Mary's College from 1931 to 1960. She was also the author of Shakespeare's Use of the Arts of Language and many articles on...



Rhetoric of Economics
Deirdre N. McCloskey
0299158144
May 1998
Paperback
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Review
“The most thoughtful book on economics in years.”—Philadelphia Enquirer

“McCloskey takes aim at the ‘dismal science’s’ scientific pretensions in this pathfinding, elegantly written, and intellectually razor-sharp book.”—Washington Post

“McCloskey must be credited with the singular achievement of introducing the major philosophers of the twentieth century into a discussion of the methodology of economics.”—Times Literary Supplement


Book Description
Deirdre N. McCloskey teaches economics and history at the University of Iowa and is the Tinbergen Distinguished Professor at Erasmus University of Rotterdam. Author of a dozen books in economics and history, she was formerly known as...


The Art of Teaching Writing
Lucy Calkins
0435088173
April 4, 1994
Hardcover
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Review
“An outstanding publication on the latest developments in writing instruction.”–Language Arts

Book Description
Cloth Edition. The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections.

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Win Your Case
Gerry L. Spence
0312338813
June 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Spence's cowboy Uncle Slim once said, "You can't get nowhere with a thousand-dollar saddle on a ten-dollar horse." Noted trial lawyer Spence ( How to Argue and Win Every Time) applies this principle to anyone making a case, whether to a jury, a customer or a boss. Tricks and techniques are the high-priced saddle, he says; more important is the person making the case. Thus his method focuses on "the power of being genuine." Even fear, he says, can be used to one's advantage by connecting to the decision maker's own fear. The book first focuses on preparing for the "war" (as Spence calls every case) by discovering this power in oneself. Then it deals with waging the war: improving one's storytelling skills, conducting effective opening and closing statements and using witnesses. He makes a persuasive case for his...


Lies: And the Lying Liars Who Tell Them: A Fair and Balanced Look at the Right
Al Franken
0452285216
July 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
Having previously dissected the factual inaccuracies of a single bellicose talk show host in Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot, Al Franken takes his fight to a larger foe: President George W. Bush, the Bush Administration, Ann Coulter, Bill O’Reilly, and scores of other conservatives whom, he says, are playing loose with the facts. It's a lot of ground to cover, as evidenced by the 43 chapters in Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them, but the results are often entertaining and insightful. Franken occupies a unique place in the modern political dialogue as perhaps the media's only comedy writer and performer who is also a Harvard fellow as well as a liberal political commentator. This unique and vaguely lonely position lends a charming quixotic quality to adventures such as a tense encounter with the Fox News staff at...


CLEP Freshman College Composition (Rea) - The Best Test Prep for the CLEP Freshman College Composion
Research & Education Association
087891899X
Jan 1996
Paperback
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Book Description
Get the CLEP college credits you deserve! Our CLEP test experts show you the right way to prepare for the CLEP and get the score that gets you college credit.

REA's new edition for the CLEP Freshman College Composition exam comes complete with 3 full-length practice exams. All practice tests are derived from recently administered CLEP exams. Each exam question is thoroughly explained in full detail. The book's comprehensive review course covers all exam topics: college and university writing, reading skills, the reading process, and more. Follow up your study with REA's test-taking tips and study strategies that get you ready for test day.

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- The definitive, easy-to-understand prep for anyone seeking college credit through the CLEP program
- Comprehensive subject review covers every...


The First Five Pages
Noah T. Lukeman
068485743X
Jan 2000
Paperback
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Book Review
The difference between The First Five Pages and most books on writing is that the others are written by teachers and writers. This one comes from a literary agent--one whose clients include Pulitzer Prize nominees, New York Times bestselling authors, Pushcart Prize recipients, and American Book Award winners. Noah Lukeman is not trying to impart the finer points of writing well. He wants to teach you "how to identify and avoid bad writing," so that your manuscript doesn't come boomeranging back to you in that self-addressed, stamped envelope. Surprise: Agents and editors don't read manuscripts for fun; they are looking for reasons to reject them. Lukeman has arranged his book "in the order of what I look for when trying to dismiss a manuscript," starting with presentation and concluding with pacing and...


The Power to Write: A Writing Workshop in a Book
Caroline Joy Adams
0760745811
February 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Seven Keys to discover your writer within, a writing workshop in a book.


Technical Writing : Process and Product (5th Edition)
Sharon Gerson, Steven Gerson
0131196642
January 3, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This full color 5th edition of Technical Writing: Process and Product guides readers through the entire writing process—prewriting, writing, and rewriting—developing an easy-to-use, step-by-step technique for writing the types of documents they will encounter on the job. The authors' reader-friendly style engages readers in the writing process and encourages hands-on application. Discusses prewriting, writing, and rewriting in relation to ethics, audience identification, electronic communication, and the role of technical writing in the workplace. For anyone looking to utilize more effective written communication in their jobs.

Book Info
Offers unique tools and support that make it easy for students and instructors to integrate online study . Provides a...


The Rhetoric of Fiction
Wayne C. Booth
0226065588
March 1983
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
"Not many books can be called indispensable. This one can. . . . Many people, reading this sane and cogent book, are going to feel as if doors and windows had been opened."--Wallace Stegner, American Scholar



The Everything Creative Writing Book
Carol Whitely
1580626475
Aug 2002
Paperback
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The Classic Guide to Better Writing
Rudolf Flesch
0062730487
July 1996
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Published as The Way To Write in 1946, this has become a staple. This 50th-anniversary edition has been redesigned to make the lessons easier to absorb.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Book Description
Every phase of writing is addressed in this authoritative, practical guide. Specific topics include: organizing information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability and checking grammar and spelling. Featuring hundreds of exercises and written in a relaxed, entertaining style, this is the perfect aid for the many Americans who wish to improve their communication skills in both their business and personal lives.


Multiliteracies for a Digital Age (Studies in Writing and Rhetoric)
Stuart A. Selber
0809325519
February 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Book Description
Multiliteracies for a Digital Age serves as a guide for composition teachers to develop effective, full-scale computer literacy programs that are also professionally responsible by emphasizing different kinds of literacies. Stuart A. Selber also proposes methods for helping students move among these literacies in strategic ways. Defining computer literacy as a domain of writing and communication, Selber addresses the questions that few authors of other computer literacy texts consider: What should a computer literate student be able to do? What is required of literacy teachers to educate such a student? How can functional computer literacy fit within the values of teaching writing and communication as a profession? Reimagining functional literacy in ways that speak to teachers of writing and communication, he builds...


The St. Martin's Guide to Writing
Rise B. Axelrod, Charles R. Cooper
0312400527
March 3, 2004
Hardcover
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Hodges' Harbrace Handbook (with InfoTrac) (Hodges Harbrace Handbook)
Cheryl Glenn, et al
083840345X
June 30, 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Bringing new insight to the comprehensive HODGES' HARBRACE HANDBOOK, Fifteenth Edition, rhetorician Cheryl Glenn and linguist Loretta Gray add their expertise to this market-leading handbook.

About the Author
Cheryl Glenn, professor of English and Women's Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, is widely known for her scholarship, leadership, and teaching. Besides co-authoring the Harbrace Handbook, she is author of the prize-winning Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity Through the Renaissance; as well as several other titles. Glenn's rhetorical scholarship has earned her three National Endowment for the Humanities awards, the Conference on College Composition and Communication's Richard Braddock Award, Rhetoric Review's Outstanding Essay Award,...


Literature for Composition: Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (6th Edition)
Sylvan Barnet (Editor), et al
032109364X
August 19, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Literature for Composition offers the finest writing and argument coverage, helpful discussions of the literary elements, compelling case studies, and a diverse array of selections. The book includes complete coverage of the writing process, three chapters devoted to argument, complete chapters on interpretation and evaluation, coverage of the literary elements and the study of visual images, and case studies. The book opens with five chapters devoted to reading, writing, and argument. An entire chapter on critical thinking equips readers with a foundation upon which to study the chapters on the literary forms that follow. An anthology is organized around six engaging themes. Special chapters on visuals and film along with ten case studies offer additional resources. For those interested in the study and...


Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking, Seventh Edition
M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley
0131829939
May 28, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Guide to critical thinking for students. Includes revised text and Companion Website, new practice passages, rewritten chapters, and an emphasis on the positive dimensions of critical thinking. Previous edition: c2001. Softcover. DLC: Criticism.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science
This highly popular text helps students bridge the gap between simple memorization/blind acceptance of information and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis. It teaches them to react rationally to alternative points of view and helps them develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject as they read and listen.

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