A Short Guide to Writing about Literature

Author: Sylvan Barnet

Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers

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Category: Criticism

Page: 394

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New features of this edition include: chapters on critical approaches and evaluation of literature expanded checklists for writing and reading a new sample research paper the most current MLA guidelines

Introduction to Documentary, Third Edition

Author: Bill Nichols

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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Category: Performing Arts

Page: 280

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The third edition of Bill Nichols’s best-selling text provides an up-to-date introduction to the most important issues in documentary history and criticism. A new chapter, "I Want to Make a Documentary: Where Do I Start?" guides readers through the steps of planning and preproduction and includes an example of a project proposal for a film that went on to win awards at major festivals. Designed for students in any field that makes use of visual evidence and persuasive strategies, Introduction to Documentary identifies the genre’s distinguishing qualities and teaches the viewer how to read documentary film. Each chapter takes up a discrete question, from "How did documentary filmmaking get started?" to "Why are ethical issues central to documentary filmmaking?" Here Nichols has fully rewritten each chapter for greater clarity and ease of use, including revised discussions of earlier films and new commentary on dozens of recent films from The Cove to The Act of Killing and from Gasland to Restrepo.

The Purposeful Argument: A Practical Guide, Brief Edition

Author: Harry Phillips

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Category: Education

Page: 432

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Emphasizing the practical and the local, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, BRIEF EDITION, 2E effectively brings argument into real life with community-based writing activities, illustrating that the tools and skills of argument are critical to readers today-and well beyond. With a focus on accessibility, the text encourages students to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments-school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer, and concerned citizen-and learn how argument can become an essential negotiating skill in everyday life. It offers thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches to argument as well as teaches the value of fully understanding the opposition, the importance of aiming for the middle ground, and how to use a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. The only introduction to argument written with the today's diverse student body in mind, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT uses vivid explanations, detailed examples, and practical exercises to guide students step by step through the process of building an effective argument. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Rhetorical Criticism

Perspectives in Action

Author: Jim A. Kuypers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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A thorough, accessible, and well-grounded introduction to the breadth of approaches and perspectives comprising contemporary rhetorical criticism.

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Category: American literature

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