In these transformations, students gain a deeper rhetorical knowledge of genre conventions, strengths, and limitations. A thoroughly reorganized and revised chapter on argument now offers clearer, more comprehensive guidance on what an argument is and how to write one. A significantly revised section on research includes updated information about data searches, a new section on online interviews and surveys, and new student and professional essays. Taking the approach that all writing involves research and inquiry, research is treated as an organic part of the writing process.
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For courses in First-Year Composition - Rhetoric. Puts inquiry at the heart of good writing We write to learn as much as we do to express what we already know. In his remarkably personal and engaging voice, Bruce Ballenger makes that powerful concept central to The Curious Writer.
Instead, it encourages students to suspend judgment, to ask questions, and to seek answers much like academics do. Teachers appreciate that Ballenger provides ample opportunities for students to develop the habits of mind necessary to become critical thinkers and curious writers.
Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab.
These include the small scrawl written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.
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A chapter on analytical writing introduces new approaches to interpreting not just literary texts but ads, images, and films. And a revised chapter on argumentative writing focuses on three types of arguments: causal, factual, and definitional. As always, The Curious Writer retains is distinctly personal voice, a quality that sets it apart from all other textbooks. What are the elements of an effective scene?
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