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Strategies for Successful Writing: A Rhetoric, Research Guide, Reader, and Handbook
Strategies for Successful Writing, 9e, offers a rhetoric, reader, reasearch guide and handbook, all in one convenient tool. Providing thorough coverage of the writing process and the research process, as well as strategies using the rhetorical patterns, this text also includes coverage of writing about literature and essay exams.
Paperback, 760 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Prentice Hall
(first published 1986)
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Here's the thing: this text is bare bones and mostly "just the facts Ma'am"; just the thing for community college or non-English major students. I've found the "Reader" section, which contains real-life essays on topics from immigration to machsimo to defining family, to be a useful supplement for modeling examples of writing topics, strategies, and architecture. Plus, the TOC sports a cross-reference that matches up the categories of the essays in the "Reader" section to the "Rhetoric" section, ...more
While not perfect, this really does work as a good composition textbook. It's clear, provides a workable number of readings from which to select, and succeeds in getting to the point. I admit, though, that I've never used the grammar section.