STYLE AND SUBSTANCE: A COMPOSITION PRIMER (2ND EDITION)

Joseph Couch

ISBN-13: 978-1-945628-44-3

# pages: 361

 

Suggested Retail: $49.95

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Description

Central to the approach of Style and Substance is to take students step-by-step through the writing process, prewriting to revision, with the selections as a starting point but understanding that they do not represent freshman composition writing.  So many times during every semester around the country, students need to know how the stellar, award-winning selections relate to their writing in composition classes.  This reader actually answers these needs step-by-step so that classes have the real opportunity to combine quality reading with quality writing. In addition, the reader engages students regarding common misconceptions regarding the reading and writing process in each unit. 

Readings on four contemporary and compelling issues—environmental, women’s, globalization, multicultural—in every chapter to provide timely and engaging reading topics to help inspire student writing and prepare them for future courses’ content and writing.

Outstanding Features

• An apparatus that focuses on students’ critical thinking to foster the reading-writing process from topics to prewriting and outlining to drafting to completed essays to revised essays

• Pointed questions and answers in each unit that address common students misconceptions regarding the reading and writing process, using concerned yet direct language to spell out common assumptions that instructors may make but that students do not

• Two short readings in every chapter to meet the growing demand from instructors and students for succinct examples of rhetorical modes

• A sample student essay in each section that demonstrates the complete writing process from prewriting through revising to illustrate how the apparatus in this primer can translate into the requirements and outcomes of freshman composition assignments 

• Vocabulary pointers in each chapter to help students not only comprehend new vocabulary words

• ESL pointers to explain cultural and linguistic contexts that native speakers might take for granted but that might be confusing to non-native speakers

• A chapter on focused researched writing to guide students through finding, selecting, and integrating outside sources in college essays

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

ACADEMIC WRITING WITH STYLE AND SUBSTANCE 1

CHAPTER 1

DESCRIPTION: PAINTING A PICTURE WITH WORDS 33

 

CHAPTER 2

NARRATION: PUTTING THE READER IN YOUR PLACE 81

 

CHAPTER 3

PROCESS: EXPLAINING A STRATEGY 121

 

CHAPTER 4

COMPARISON AND CONTRAST:
SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES 169

 

CHAPTER 5

CAUSE AND EFFECT: REASONS AND RESULTS 217

 

CHAPTER 6

PERSUASION: OFFERING AN ATTRACTIVE OPTION 267

 

CHAPTER 7

RESEARCHED WRITING: PLANNING MAKES PRECISE 319

 

Index 331

Special Notes

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About the Author(s): Joseph Couch

Joseph Couch is Professor of English at Montgomery College in Maryland. When not teaching classes or grading papers, he enjoys working on writing projects such as this one as well as drama and fiction. He lives with his wife and their two cats.

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