The Composition of Everyday Life, Concise

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Authors : John Mauk; John Metz


640 Pages  Paperback 

5th Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2013, 2010, 2010

©2016, Published


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Showing students that the act of writing is connected to their daily lives, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Concise, emphasizes invention to help students rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around them. The fifth edition offers 13 chapters to help students invent ideas, mo... more


Emphasis on invention: Unlike any other writing guide, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Concise, offers 13 invention chapters, guiding students to be inventive thinkers and writers. In addition, Point of Contact sections encourage students to slow down and notice the nuances of life around them whi... more

New to this Edition

New “Analyzing Texts” chapter: Chapter 6 focuses on rhetorical analysis of a written text, providing instructors with examples and assignments to help students formally think through rhetorical concerns such as audience, use of appeals, and so on.

New Part III, “Organization and Delivery”: Part III... more