Curious Writer, The: Concise Edition, 4th Edition. Bruce Ballenger, Boise State University. © | Pearson. Share this page. Instructor’s Manual to accompany Ballenger, The Curious Writer, Fifth Edition, The When Bruce Ballenger wrote the first edition of this textbook, I had the. The 5e of The Curious Writer is now available. The new edition features a new chapter on “re-genre,” which shows students how to take a writing assignment.

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The Curious Writer, Concise Edition

Jan 20, Kate rated it really liked it. In the essay that follows, David Cruious has an answer to that question.

Did you get yourself on any slippery slopes or beg a question? Remember that your goal is to come up with a factual, causal, or defini- tional argument, so always be on the lookout for those types of arguments as you generate ideas. Those sriter underscore the importance of efforts to reduce the college dropout rate, such as those at the University of Texas, which Paul Tough described in a recent Times Magazine article.

The Curious Writer by Bruce Ballenger

Lakeshia marked it as to-read Aug 30, War started when Cain killed Abel. One of the most useful things you can ask yourself about your sketch is this: Over the long run, college is cheaper than free.

Once a relationship is pinpointed, solutions can be offered.

However, outlines for arguments developed by rhetoricians share some of these features: Arthur added it Apr 18, Because Rebecca recognizes the complexity of her topic, and tries to deal with it in her essay, the claim she makes seems more persuasive.


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We used it for a semester but the book actually has good advice on not just passing the class and teaching the lesson but how to improve your own writing, how to develop and come to new understandings!

Aside from atrocious organization, the information itself lacked in depth and clarity, and instead filled the pages with fluff that wasn’t important in helping the reader understand the material. And one of the best ways to collect ideas about such issues is to do a little quick and dirty research.

In a black-and-white world, something is right or wrong, true or false, good or bad. He is just fighting. Becca rated it it was amazing Dec 24, The more I teach from this textbook, the more I like it. Closely related to factual claims, causal claims address a disagreement about why something is happening, or what caused it. Do you already have strong feelings about what you think about a topic? Analogies can be powerful comparisons in argument.

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Return to Book Page. What distinguishes them from the argumentative essay you will write here? We don’t recognize your username or password. What issue or question makes you wonder? I will return to this book for layouts and formats.


We are all serving one God. Categories of Inquiry Questions. Do you agree with my argument? As the solution, you might go on to propose a shift in foreign policy.

This graphic demonstrates to students how writers exploring a topic can take curiouus factual questions and turn them into projects that involve judgment.

The following prompts should get you started. Aug 05, Pete rated it liked it. By simplifying things, they amplify those things.

Designed for instructors who want a briefer text with strong pedagogical support, full-length writing assignments, plentiful shorter writing and reading exercises, and helpful boxed features, this concise edition is ideal for those who want students spending less time reading about writing and more time working on their own compositions.

What will I do? Andrea Oyarzabal rated it it was amazing Aug 04, Why should students be encouraged to write narratively when most academic writing is argument? Hasty generaliza- tions might be true—the class might turn out to be useless—but you should always be wary of making them. Aristotle thought Truth-finding is the business of science.

Sabet is a former White House drug policy adviser. So, for me, Cuurious have patience.

Subject matter Any topic is fair game, but one thing is essential: Finding the Focusing Question. The core classes are a joke, to be quite honest. Reflecting on the Draft.