Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha Kolln
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321103383
Format: PDF
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Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the structural and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers. Rhetorical Grammar is a writer's grammar - a text that presents grammar as a rhetorical tool, avoiding the do's and don'ts so long associated with the study of grammar. It reveals to student writers the system of grammar that they know subconsciously and encourages them to use that knowledge to understand their choices as writers and the effects of those choices on their readers. Besides providing key strategies for revision, Rhetorical Grammar presents systematic discussions of reader expectation, sentence rhythm and cohesion, subordination and coordination, punctuation, modifiers, diction, and other principles. Studying grammar from this rhetorical point of view defines the study of language as an intellectual exercise designed to open up students' minds to the versatility, beauty, and possibilities of language.

Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha J. Kolln
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134107802
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers.

Rhetorical Grammar

Author: Martha J. Kolln
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780133864779
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Rhetorical Grammar encourages writers to recognize and use the grammatical and stylistic choices available to them and to understand the rhetorical effects those choices can have on their readers.

When You Catch an Adjective Kill It

Author: Ben Yagoda
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767929318
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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What do you get when you mix nine parts of speech, one great writer, and generous dashes of insight, humor, and irreverence? One phenomenally entertaining language book. In his waggish yet authoritative book, Ben Yagoda has managed to undo the dark work of legions of English teachers and libraries of dusty grammar texts. Not since School House Rock have adjectives, adverbs, articles, conjunctions, interjections, nouns, prepositions, pronouns, and verbs been explored with such infectious exuberance. Read If You Catch an Adjective, Kill It and: Learn how to write better with classic advice from writers such as Mark Twain (“If you catch an adjective, kill it”), Stephen King (“I believe the road to hell is paved with adverbs”), and Gertrude Stein (“Nouns . . . are completely not interesting”). Marvel at how a single word can shift from adverb (“I did okay”), to adjective (“It was an okay movie”), to interjection (“Okay!”), to noun (“I gave my okay”), to verb (“Who okayed this?”), depending on its use. Avoid the pretentious preposition at, a favorite of real estate developers (e.g., “The Shoppes at White Plains”). Laugh when Yagoda says he “shall call anyone a dork to the end of his days” who insists on maintaining the distinction between shall and will. Read, and discover a book whose pop culture references, humorous asides, and bracing doses of discernment and common sense convey Yagoda’s unique sense of the “beauty, the joy, the artistry, and the fun of language.”

Grammar to Enrich and Enhance Writing

Author: Constance Weaver
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780325007588
Format: PDF
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Provides teaching ideas and lessons plans for teachers on grammar instruction for middle and secondary school students to improve their writing skills.

Locating Visual material Rhetorics

Author: Amy D. Propen
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781602352544
Format: PDF, ePub
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Propen examines in depthNand in several contemporary settingsNhow visual and material discursive artifacts shape one's understanding of the unique cultural moments that these artifacts set out to represent.

Grammar By Diagram Second Edition

Author: Cindy L. Vitto
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 1770481362
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Grammar by Diagram, second edition is a book designed for anyone who wishes to improve grammatical understanding and skill. Using traditional sentence diagraming as a visual tool, the book explains how to expand simple sentences into compound, complex, and compound-complex sentences, and how to employ verbals (infinitives, gerunds, and participles) and other structures for additional variety. The text addresses the most frequent usage errors by explaining how to distinguish between adjectives and adverbs; how to avoid problems of pronoun case, agreement, and consistency; how to ensure that verbs will agree with their subjects and will be appropriate in terms of tense, aspect, voice, and mood; and how to phrase sentences to avoid errors in parallelism or placement of modifiers. Six appendices incorporate further exercises, a summary of key basics from the text, and supplemental material not included in the body of the text but useful for quick reference. This new edition includes additional exercises and has been revised and updated throughout.

Things Your Grammar Never Told You

Author: Maurice Scharton
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205329731
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With its witty tone and simplicity of explanations, this pocket-sized handbook offers clear and essential editing advice. Covers all the topics covered in briefer grammar and composition handbooks. Contains coverage of word use and style topics that are often absent from other pocket-size handbooks. The latest documentation guidelines are provided, including those electronic sources. A sample paper is included in the research section. Special problems of English as a second language is covered in Chapter 1. Includes glossaries of usage and grammatical terms. An offbeat, sometimes wry, always entertaining tone allows readers to access important grammar issues in an inviting way. New accessibility features, including brief and detailed tables of contents, and new "Navigation Bars" at the beginning of each chapter, make the book easier to use. New computer tips appear throughout the book. For those seeking a brief handbook to enhance their writing and editing skills.

The St Martin s Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312536127
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.