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Barnet & Stubbs's Practical Guide to Writing
Barnet Stubbs's Practical Guide to Writing Author:Marcia Stubbs, Sylvan Barnet This book is designed for college courses in which students write essays, instructors read them, and students and instructors together discuss them. We hope we offer a practical guide to all three activities. The student can use the text as a guide to writing. The instructor can suggest chapters or passages the student should consult. And togeth... more »er they can discuss the exercises, the techniques used in the reprinted essays, and the suggestions we offer.
We have included some fifty short essays as well as numerous paragraphs from books and essays. There are also a sample book review, explication, and research paper. We include all of these readings both to illustrate ways of writing and to provide students with something to write about. The suggested exercises also require the students to write.
This book can be read from beginning to end, but each chapter can stand by itself, the instructor can assign chapters in whatever seems a suitable order, and the student can consult whatever passages seem most relevant to writing and revising an essay.« less