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The informal, student-friendly tone of this rhetorically-organized rhetoric/reader/handbooks provides step-by-step instructions on writing a variety of short, 500-800-word essays. This is a text that both students and instructors can use easily.
Paperback, 576 pages
Published June 22nd 2005 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published 1993)
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Chelsea Lonsdale
I'm teaching with this textbook. It's actually not bad, and breaking composition into modes is good for Comp 1 students; however, the chapter on exposition is insanely long, description is treated as a separate mode, and argumentation suggests using expository techniques which confused students.
David
This book is a wonderful teaching tool as it provides a simple look at the writing process along with loads of models for different levels of students to learn with. Every edition of this book has been an asset in the Writing I/II courses I've taught over the years.
Tom Judd
Was "forced" to read this for a writing class about fifteen years ago. Probably one of the best books on writing still. I recommend this book often.
Joecolelife
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I bought this book to improve my writing (essay and composition). I found it very comprehensive to writers (amateurs as well), students who need to prepare thesis etc. It also motivates you to write especially whoever hesitate, so anyone can learn writing. I chosed it from a huge bookstore among other writing books!!
Nan
Why is it that textbooks aimed at teaching writing are often so very painful to read?

I am Not A Fan of the all-in-one textbook that combines a writer, grammar, and reader. They try to do too many things and often do none of them very well. This one falls into that trap readily.
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“off a direct address with commas.
Examples Gentlemen, keep your seats.
Car fifty-four, where are you?
Not now, Eleanor, I’m busy.
8. Use commas to set off items in addresses and dates.
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uncle.
He found me on February 2, 1978, when I stopped in Fairbanks,
Alaska, to buy sunscreen.
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The Neanderthal Award went to Samuel Lyle, Ph.D.
10. Use commas to set off dialogue from the speaker.
Examples Alexander announced, “I don’t think I want a second helping of
possum.”
“Eat hearty,” said Marie, “because this is the last of the food.”
Note that you do not use a comma before an indirect quotation or before titles in
quotation marks following the verbs “read,” “sang,” or “wrote.”
Incorrect Bruce said, that cockroaches have portions of their brains scattered
throughout their bodies.
Correct Bruce said that cockroaches have portions of their brains scattered
throughout their bodies.
Incorrect One panel member read, “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers,” and the other
sang, “Song for My Father.”
Correct One panel member read “Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers,” and the other sang
“Song for My Father.”
11. Use commas to set off “yes,” “no,” “well,” and other weak exclamations.
Examples Yes, I am in the cat condo business.
No, all the units with decks are sold.
Well, perhaps one with a pool will do.
12. Set off interrupters or parenthetical elements appearing in the middle of a sentence. A parenthetical element is additional information placed as explanation
or comment within an already complete sentence. This element may be a word
(such as “certainly” or “fortunately”), a phrase (“for example” or “in fact”), or a
clause (“I believe” or “you know”). The word, phrase, or clause is parenthetical if
the sentence parts before and after it fit together and make sense.”
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