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Successful College Writing with 2009 MLA Update Skills, Strategies, Learning Style

ISBN-10: 0312603398
ISBN-13: 9780312603397
Edition: 4th
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List price: $87.99
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 7/23/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Preface
Thematic Contents
To the Student
Academic Quick Start
Succeeding in College
Chapter Quick Start
Strategies for Success
Focus on Success
Manage Your Time
Organize a Writing and Study Area
Study Smarter
Manage Stress
Classroom Skills
Polish Your Academic Image
Demonstrate Academic Integrity
Communicate with Your Instructor
Listen Carefully and Critically
Ask and Answer Questions
Work with Classmates
Take Effective Notes in Class
Writing in College
Chapter Quick Start
Academic Writing: What to Expect
Expect Your Writing to Move from More Personal to Less Personal
Expect Your Writing to Take Different Forms
Expect to Use the Language of the Discipline
Expect to Use Standard American English
Expect to Use and Document Scholarly Sources
Expect to Collaborate with Classmates
Why Strive to Improve Your Writing Skills?
Writing Skills Help in College and in Your Career
Writing Facilitates Learning and Recall
Writing Clarifies Your Thinking
Writing Helps You Solve Problems
Developing Strategies for Writing
Start with a Positive Attitude
Use your Course Syllabus
Use the Right Learning Tools
Use the College Writing Center
Keep a Writing Journal
Get the Most out of Writing Conferences
Assessing Your Learning Style
What Is Your Learning Style?
Learning Style Inventory
Interpreting Your Scores
A Word About Your Findings
How to Use Your Findings
Applying your Learning Style to Your Writing
Reading and Writing about Text
Chapter Quick Start
Reading in College
Changing Some Misconceptions about Reading
A Guide to Active Reading
Preview before Reading
Read with a Purpose
Reading: Purse Snatching
Review after Reading
Understanding Difficult Text and Visuals
Draw a Graphic Organizer
Read Visuals
Responding to Text
A Guide to Responding to text
Summarize to Check Your Understanding
Link the Reading to Your Own Experiences
Analyze the Reading
Using Your Learning Style
How to Approach the Student Essays in this Book
How to Focus on Writing Features
Students Write
Reading: The Games We Play: Inequality in the Pro-Sports Workplace
Strategies for Writing Essays
Prewriting: How to Find and Focus Ideas
Chapter Quick Start
Choosing and Narrowing a Topic
Choosing a Topic
Narrowing a Topic
Thinking about Your Purpose, Audience, and Point of View
Determining Your Purpose
Considering Your Audience
Choosing a Point of View
Discovering Ideas to Write About
Freewriting
Mapping
Brainstorming
Group Brainstorming
Questioning
Writing Assertions
Interviewing
Using the Patterns of Development
Visualizing or Sketching
Researching Your Topic
Students Write
Christine Lee's Prewriting Strategies
Developing and Supporting a Thesis
Chapter Quick Start
What Is a Thesis Statement?
Developing Your Thesis Statement
Coming Up with a Working Thesis Statement
Writing an Effective Thesis Statement
Placing the Thesis Statement
Using an Implied Thesis
Supporting Your Thesis Statement with Evidence
Choosing Types of Evidence
Collecting Evidence to Support Your Thesis
Choosing the Best Evidence
Using Sources to Support Your Thesis
Students Write
Christine Lee's Working Thesis
Working With Text
Reading: Pet Therapy for Heart and Soul
Drafting An Essay
Chapter Quick Start
The Structure of an Essay
Organizing Your Supporting Details
Selecting a Method of Organization
Preparing an Outline or Graphic Organizer
Connecting Your Supporting Details with Transitions and Repetition
Writing Your Introduction, Conclusion, and Title
Writing a Strong Introduction
Writing an Effective Conclusion
Writing a Good Title
Drafting with a Computer
Students Write
Reading: The Reality of Real TV
Working with Text
Reading: Black Men and Public Space
Writing Effective Paragraphs
Chapter Quick Start
The Structure of A Paragraph
Writing A Topic Sentence
A Topic Sentence Should Be Focused
A Topic Sentence May Preview the Organization of the Paragraph
A Topic Sentence Should Support Your Thesis
A Topic Sentence Should be Strategically Placed
Including Supporting Details
Effective Paragraphs Have Unity
Effective Paragraphs Are Well Developed
Effective Paragraphs Provide Specific Supporting Details
Details are Arranged Logically
Using Transitions and Repetition
Coherent Paragraphs Include Transitional Expressions
Coherent Paragraphs Include Repetition of Key Words
Diction in Academic Writing
Students Write
Reading: The Reality of Real TV
Working with Text
Revising Content and Organization
Chapter Quick Start
Why Revise?
Useful Techniques for Revision
Using a Graphic Organizer for Revision
Key Questions for Revision
Analyzing Your Purpose and Audience
Analyzing Your Thesis, Topic Sentences, and Evidence
Analyzing Your Organization
Analyzing Your Paragraph Development
Working with Classmates to Revise Your Essay
How to Find a Good Reviewer
Suggestions for the Writer
Suggestions for the Reviewer
Using your Instructor's Comments
Revising an Essay Using Your Instructor's Comments
Using Your Instructor's Comments to Improve Future Essays
Considering Your Learning Style
Students Write
Reading: A Trend Taken Too Far: The Reality of Real TV
Editing Sentences and Words
Chapter Quick Start
Analyzing Your Sentences
Are Your Sentences Concise?
Are Your Sentences Varied?
Are Your Sentences Parallel in Structure?
Do Your Sentences Have Strong, Active Verbs?
Analyzing Your Word Choice
Are Your Tone and Level of Diction Appropriate?
Do You Use Words with Appropriate Connotations?
Do You Use Concrete Language?
Do You Use Fresh, Appropriate Figures of Speech?
Evaluating Your Word Choice
Suggestions for ProofReading
Keeping an Error Log
Students Write
Excerpt from Christine Lee's Edited Second Draft
Patterns of Development
Narration: Recounting Events
Chapter Quick Start
Writing a Narrative
What Is Narration?
Reading: Right Place, Wrong Face
Characteristics of a Narrative
Visualizing a Narrative: A Graphic Organizer
Reading: Selling Civility
Integrating a Narrative into an Essay
A Guided Writing Assignment
The Assignment
Generating Ideas
Evaluating Your Ideas
Developing Your Thesis
Organizing and Drafting
Analyzing and Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Students Write
Reading: You Can Count on Miracles
Reading a Narrative
Working with Text: Reading Narratives
Thinking Critically about Narration
Reading: Selling in Minnesota
Reading: Another Mother's Child: A Letter to a Murdered Son
Applying Your Skills: Additional Essay Assignments
Description: Portraying People, Places, and Things
Chapter Quick Start
Writing a Description
What Is Description?
Reading: Eating Chili Peppers
Characteristics of Descriptive Writing
Visualizing a Description: A Graphic Organizer
Reading: Inferior Decorating
Integrating Description into an Essay
A Guided Writing Assignment
The Assignment
Generating Ideas and Details
Evaluating Your Details
Creating a Dominant Impression
Organizing and Drafting
Analyzing and Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Students Write
Reading: Heatstroke with a Side of Burn Cream
Reading a Description
Working with Text: Reading Descriptive Essays
Thinking Critically about Description
Reading: Shipwreck
Reading: Bloggers Without Borders���� 

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