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The Able Writer: A Rhetoric and Handbook + Instructor's Manual


From the book’s website (slightly adapted):
The Able Writer: A Rhetoric and Handbook was designed to be used either as a textbook in a college composition course or as a reference for writers. It focuses on language as the stuff of writing (the way pigments are the stuff of painting, and wood and stone are the stuff of sculpture). Even when discussing pre-writing (the discovery phase of rhetoric) or planning and organization, The Able Writer constantly focuses on examples of texts that result from a certain discovery activity or planning process. In talking about outlines, it walks the reader through the process of creating one. In talking about organization, it provides and analyzes numerous texts that embody the various organizational principles.

The Instructor's Manual contains a sample syllabus, sample writing assignments, comments on how the author teaches each chapter, and answers to the exercises.

NB 1: Contributor has uploaded the book and manual in one archive, so they can be downloaded in one go. Alternatively, the book can be downloaded (chapter by chapter) from the website given below, where you will also find a wealth of additional information provided by the author of the book.

NB 2: The Index pages are not included in the Handbook since that PDF file appears to be damaged, ie, the pages are blank.

- Front Matter and TOC
- Preface
- Chapter One: Language
- Chapter Two: Ideas
- Chapter Three: Organization
- Chapter Four: Paragraphs
- Chapter Five: Sentence Grammar
- Chapter Six: Sentence Strategy
- Chapter Seven: Sentence Repair
- Chapter Eight: Words
- Chapter Nine: Dictionaries
- Chapter Ten: Spelling
- Chapter Eleven: Punctuation
- Chapter Twelve: Research
- Appendix: Glossary of Edited English Usage
- Index (missing)

Instructor's Manual


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