Practical Stylist with Readings and Handbook, The (8th Edition)

Practical Stylist with Readings and Handbook, The (8th Edition)

by Baker

ISBN-10: 0321011821
ISBN-13: 9780321011824
Publisher: Longman
Edition: 8 - 1997

Book Description
Based on the premise that all writing involves arguing a thesis, this classic, authoritative rhetoric presents the essential tools for writing graceful, persuasive essays. Emphasizing thesis and the structural integrity of the essay, The Practical Stylist provides a variety of organizational techniques to help students create sound essays, while the expository modes such as description, narration, and exposition are presented as strategies for supporting a thesis. Numerous essay models are provided to illustrate the principles of organization and explore the dynamics of language. A research paper chapter discusses online sources and the computerized library, and a brief handbook section provides help with grammar issues.