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Writing & Reading Rhetoric


What, Why, and How?
Mastering 15 Concepts to Become a Better Writer



(pages 19-84)

CRITICAL___READING'>CRITICAL
READING


-Before reading strategies
-While reading strategies
-After reading strategies
-Faculty-written texts



(pages 85-94)

CRITICAL
THINKING

-Definition and rationale


-Breaking down critical thinking
-Bloom’s Taxonomy
-Higher & lower levels of thinking


(pages 95-109)

PAPER TOPICS



-Text-based approach
-General paper guidelines
-Types of paper topics
* Creating your own
* Breaking down prompts

(pages 110-169)

THE WRITING
PROCESS

-Prewriting
-Outlining
-Drafting/Revising
-Editing/Proofreading

-Creating Essay Titles


-Essay Checklist

(pages 170-182)

MLA
CONVENTIONS

-General formatting
-Titles & Authors
-In-Text Citations
-Works Cited
-Brief MLA Citation Guide

(pages 183-198)


EVALUATING
WRITING

-Workshopping
-Rubrics
-Students Respond to Feedback
-Grading Standards

(pages 199-218)



THESIS
STATEMENTS

-Definition and rationale
-Locating opinion words
-Narrowing down a topic
-Text-based thesis statements
-Creating a thesis
-Revising a thesis
-Where to put a thesis

(pages 219-233)



INTRODUCTIONS
& CONCLUSIONS

-Definition and rationale
-How to begin
-What to avoid
-Effective approaches & examples

(pages 234-252)



PARAGRAPHS

-Paragraphs


-PIE
-Topic Sentences
-Transitions

(pages 253-273)


INTEGRATING
SOURCES

-Plagiarism
-Quoting & Paraphrasing
-Smoothly Integrating Quotes
-Researching
* Evaluating sources
* Search strategies

(pages 274-285)


TIMED
WRITING

-Reviewing essay elements
-Breaking down a prompt
-Creating a rough outline
-Managing your time
-Practicing
-Additional tips
-Timed writing checklist

(pages 286-303)


LITERATURE


-Main Literary Forms:
* Fiction
* Drama
* Poetry
- Literary Theories
- Literature Rubrics

(pages 304-333)

STYLE


-Simplicity
-Point of View
-Word Choice
-Sentence Crafting
-Sentence Combining
-Parallelism
-Misspelled & Misused Words

(pages 334-423)

GRAMMAR


-Adjs/Adverbs -Fragments
-Appositives -Possessives
-Articles -Run-together sentences
-Commas -Subjects & Verbs
-Contractions -Verb Agreement
-Coordinators -Subordinators
-Dangling Modifiers -Verb tenses

(pages 424-442)

NON-NATIVE
ENGLISH
SPEAKERS

-Advice specifically designed for


non-native English speakers



Writing & Reading Rhetoric




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