Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 032199664X
Release Date: 2015-02-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Pearson Educacion
ISBN: 0321867955
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business writing

Engaging and direct, this is the guidebook for anyone who wants to write well. The principles offered here help writers understand what readers expect and encourage writers to revise to meet those expectations more effectively.


Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226899152
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This acclaimed book is a master teacher's tested program for turning clumsy prose into clear, powerful, and effective writing. A logical, expert, easy-to-use plan for achieving excellence in expression, Style offers neither simplistic rules nor endless lists of dos and don'ts. Rather, Joseph Williams explains how to be concise, how to be focused, how to be organized. Filled with realistic examples of good, bad, and better writing, and step-by-step strategies for crafting a sentence or organizing a paragraph, Style does much more than teach mechanics: it helps anyone who must write clearly and persuasively transform even the roughest of drafts into a polished work of clarity, coherence, impact, and personality. "Buy Williams's book. And dig out from storage your dog-eared old copy of The Elements of Style. Set them side by side on your reference shelf."—Barbara Walraff, Atlantic "Let newcoming writers discover this, and let their teachers and readers rejoice. It is a practical, disciplined text that is also a pleasure to read."—Christian Century "An excellent book....It provides a sensible, well-balanced approach, featuring prescriptions that work."—Donald Karzenski, Journal of Business Communication "Intensive fitness training for the expressive mind."—Booklist (The college textbook version, Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace, 9th edition, is available from Longman. ISBN 9780321479358.)

The Craft of Research Third Edition

Author: Wayne C. Booth
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226062648
Release Date: 2009-05-15
Genre: Reference

With more than 400,000 copies now in print, The Craft of Research is the unrivaled resource for researchers at every level, from first-year undergraduates to research reporters at corporations and government offices. Seasoned researchers and educators Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams present an updated third edition of their classic handbook, whose first and second editions were written in collaboration with the late Wayne C. Booth. The Craft of Research explains how to build an argument that motivates readers to accept a claim; how to anticipate the reservations of readers and to respond to them appropriately; and how to create introductions and conclusions that answer that most demanding question, “So what?” The third edition includes an expanded discussion of the essential early stages of a research task: planning and drafting a paper. The authors have revised and fully updated their section on electronic research, emphasizing the need to distinguish between trustworthy sources (such as those found in libraries) and less reliable sources found with a quick Web search. A chapter on warrants has also been thoroughly reviewed to make this difficult subject easier for researchers Throughout, the authors have preserved the amiable tone, the reliable voice, and the sense of directness that have made this book indispensable for anyone undertaking a research project.


Author: John D. Ramage
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321202120
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book for advanced composition courses focuses on the theories of Kenneth Burke (rhetoric as “equipment for living”) in order to help students move beyond a mere accumulation of knowledge about the field of rhetoric and move toward a genuine ability to think rhetorically. Presenting rhetorical theory as an invaluable tool for construing and constructing everything from personal identity to political speeches to cell phone usage, John Ramage's new guide stresses the real world applications of rhetoric and offers a focused, coherent treatment of the subject.


Author: George D. Gopen
Publisher: Longman
ISBN: 0205296173
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

By exploring and explaining the perceptive patterns that readers of English follow in their interpretive process, this rhetoric approaches the task of teaching writing from the perspective of readers. As a result, students learn how to write with conscious knowledge of reader's expectations. Gopen Expect SMP 3.16.03 rev.doc Page 1 of 1

Exploring the Texture of Texts

Author: Vernon K. Robbins
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1563381834
Release Date: 1996-11-01
Genre: Religion

In this book Vernon K. Robbins provides an accessible introduction to socio-rhetorical criticism, illustrating the method by guiding the reader through the study of specific New Testament texts and stories. An opening chapter outlines this new approach and its focus on values, convictions, and beliefs both in the text we read and in the world in which we live. Then follow studies and exercises dealing with specific textural features: inner texture, intertexture, social and cultural texture, ideological texture, and sacred texture.


Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134109749
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Style: The Basics of Clarity and Grace reflectsthe wisdom and clear authorial voice of Williams’ best-selling book, Style: Lessons in Clarity and Grace, while streamlining every chapter to create a very brief, yet powerfully direct guide to writing with style. The concise clarity of this book makes it a handy reference for anyone interested in good writing--as well as a quick and ideal guide for freshman composition courses, writing courses across the disciplines, and as a supporting text in courses that require clear and direct writing. Style: The Basics covers the elemental principles of writing that will help students diagnose the strengths and weaknesses of their prose quickly and revise effectively. The text features principles of effective prose written in Williams’ hallmark conversational style, offering reason-based principles, rather than hard and fast rules, for successful, effective writing.

The Craft of Argument

Author: Joseph M. Williams
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321101472
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Written by the authors of such successful composition titles as Style: Ten Lessons in Clarity and Grace (AWL) and The Craft of Research (Chicago UP), The Craft of Argument, Second Edition is an argument rhetoric based on a new, more teachable version of the Toulmin model of argument. The Craft of Argument, Second Edition offers an updated and revised version of the Toulmin model, making it the most accessible and teachable presentation of Toulmin available. With a focus on argument as civic conversation, this text addresses problem finding and problem solving as the heart of planning, drafting, and revising written arguments. The writing process sections have been enhanced to offer more strategies to writing effective arguments, providing students the opportunity to practice what they've learned in each chapterThe first eleven chapters explain the nature of argument, how to develop an argument, and how to think about argument, using the revised Toulmin model. Chapters 12 and 13 discuss the language of argument, including a discussion on some of the basic elements of style. models of argument, many of which are discussed in boxes that appear in the rhetoric (In the Readings).

Style in Rhetoric and Composition

Author: Paul Butler
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 0312547331
Release Date: 2009-03-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Style in Rhetoric and Composition gathers essays that trace the evolution of the study of style and illustrates the debates that continue to shape style pedagogies within the field of rhetoric and composition. Selections encompass works by classical rhetoricians and modern compositionists alike addressing a range of issues that includes grammar in style, sentence-based pedagogies, imitation, and alternative rhetorics.

The Secret Kingdom for Educators

Author: Regent University
ISBN: 0558813976
Release Date: 2011-03
Genre: Education

Educators with a Christian world-view know that when they pray, they can achieve educational results well beyond their expectations. This empowering, Christian faith-based book is written to help all teachers and education leaders exceed their expectations and change lives, using God's laws to deal practically with the problems in today's schools. Whether working in public, private, or home schools, this book shows readers how to tap into the Secret Kingdom and use faith to improve any educational setting. All of the contributors to this book are faculty members at the Regent University School of Education in Virginia Beach, Virginia. They are unified in their core Christian beliefs but offer viewpoints from a diverse array of academic expertise, cultures, experiences, and educational orientations. The Secret Kingdom for Educators is a rich collection of unique perspectives that is sure to illuminate just how powerfully the spiritual realm affects the visible world.

10 Leadership Maneuvers

Author: Loren Reno
Publisher: Deep River Books LLC
ISBN: 1940269547
Release Date: 2015-07-02
Genre: Business & Economics

The best leadership skills are Bible-based, and they work. Three-star general Loren Reno practiced leadership at the highest levels in the US military. In 10 Leadership Maneuvers, Reno shares the skills that brought him success in small and large organizations, at junior and senior positions, in times of prosperity, and in times of challenge. In this personal and highly practical resource, Reno uses stories from his experience as a leader to illustrate the 10 maneuvers successful leaders use. More than a checklist or menu, these invaluable skills are useful for the aspiring leader and for those who want to elevate their leadership game. Readers will come away positioned to develop a leadership model that will help them do and think about the right things at the right times. Other key take-aways: Servants become the best leaders, and they keep serving after ascending to bigger jobs. Seeking to serve is different than just serving. Successful leaders hold themselves and others accountable. 10 Leadership Maneuvers is anchored in Scripture, and filled with the insights, principles, and never-before-heard stories of success, failure, humor, and regret of a master storyteller with exceptional leadership credentials.

Professional Writing and Rhetoric

Author: Tim Peeples
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321099753
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Professional Writing and Rhetoric is a disciplinary reader that introduces students to professional writing by inviting them into conversations about the field by people in the field. Intended for undergraduates and entry-level masters students who are majoring, minoring, or getting certificates in professional writing studies, Professional Writing and Rhetoric is an edited reader that makes the field's theoretical discussions accessible to these students. Addressing a growing need as the field expands “up” from service-oriented courses and “down” from advanced graduate programs, it fills an important gap in the books currently available within professional writing studies. This text guides students into the discussions that continue to form this relatively young field by (1) organizing readings rhetorically, (2) including several readings that are regularly cited in the field's literatures, (3) selecting readings that are accessible to students, and (4) offering pedagogical devices that aid comprehension and encourage critical reflection. The aim is not to present a “greatest hits of the field,” nor to direct students' thinking and practice toward the hottest new theories, nor to challenge the thinking of those already comfortably in the field. Instead, older and newer selections are intermixed within a rhetorical framework to encourage students to make connections across readings, promote reflective rhetorical practice, stimulate discussion, and encourage students to become co-inquirers within the discipline.