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Patterns for College Writing

Patterns for College Writing

  • ISBN 9781319056643
  • Bedford/St.Martin's
  • 2018
  • Fourteenth Edition

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Part One: The Writing Process

1. Reading to Write: Becoming a Critical Reader

2. Invention

3. Arrangement

4. Drafting and Revising

5. Editing and Proofreading

Part Two: Readings for Writers

6. Narration

7. Description

Ansel Adams Jackson Lake

Adams, Ansel "Jackson Lake"

8. Exemplification

9. Process

10. Cause and Effect

11. Comparison and Contrast

Auguste Rodin, "The Kiss" 1882.
The Kiss
Robert Indiana, "LOVE", 1976.
LOVE Park Philly

12. Classification and Division

Davies, James, "Coffee Poster", 2012.
Coffee Poster

13. Definition

14. Argumentation

15. Combining the Patterns

Part Three: Working with Sources

16. Evaluating Sources

17. Integrating Sources and Avoiding Plagiarism

18. Documenting Sources: MLA


Appendix: Documenting Sources: APA