Writing and Thinking Author:Norman Foerster "Writing and Thinking" is the second revised edition of "Sentances and Thinking". In Book ONe, "A Handbook of Composition," the organic nature of composition is fully discuseed, in relation to the sentence, the paragraph, and the whole theme; and a treatment of words is included in the chapter on the sentence. Covering all the essential aspects ... more »of composition, this book is virtually a rhetoric - not a formal, analytical treatise from the point of view of the rhetorician, but and intimate, constructive indtroduction to the artof writing from the point of view of the writer himself.
Book Two, "A Handbook of Revision", presents comprehensively rules and suggestions for revising and rewriting themes. Care has been taken to emphasize unmistakably established usages, and at the same time to include, inconspicuously, premissible deviations from the rules. Wherewas the exercises in Book One are mainly constructive, those in Book Two are mainly revisory. To avaoid the awkwardness of cross reference, each book has been made independent of the other.« less