From Sight to Insight The Writing Process with InfoTrac by Jeff Rackham, Olivia Bertagnolli


From Sight to Insight The Writing Process with InfoTrac by Jeff Rackham, Olivia Bertagnolli

Praised for its accessible tone, early attention to process, and hundreds of examples, this brief rhetoric/reader guides students through eight different writing projects.


Part I: WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE. 1. The Senses. 2. Perception, Language, and Honesty. 3. The Appropriate Voice. 4. Facing the Blank Page. 5. Precision and Feeling. 6. Cutting Unnecessary Words. Part II: WRITING ABOUT PEOPLE AND PLACES. 7. Focusing on People. 8. Focusing on Place. 9. The Scene. 10. Using Strong Verbs. Part III: FACTUAL REPORTING. 11. The Objective Eye. 12. Finding and Selecting Facts. 13. Basic Forms in Factual Reporting. 14. Context, Purpose, and Voice. 15. Reshaping, Rearranging, Integrating. Part IV: INVESTIGATING CONCEPTS. 16. Seeing Beyond the Surface. 17. Primary and Secondary Sources. 18. Imaginative Leads. 19. Visual Forms. 20. Rhythm, Variety, and Emphasis. Part V: STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC WRITING. 21. Classical Patterns of Thought. 22. The Analytical Mind. 23. Shaping the Formal Essay. 24. The Challenge of Simplicity. Part VI: ANALYSIS AND ARGUMENTATION. 25. Critical Thinking. 26. Critical Reading. 27. The Structure of Analysis and Argumentation. Part VII: CRITIQUING THE ARTS. 28. Awareness of the Arts. 29. Literary Significance. 30. The Formal Critique. Part VIII: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH. 31. The Preliminary Stages of Research. 32. Thoughtful Note Taking. 33. Organizing Complex Material. 34. Drafting and Documenting. 35. Self-Criticism.

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512 pages


Jeff Rackham, Olivia Bertagnolli
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Publication date

3rd November 2002



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