College Writer A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching

ISBN-10: 0495915831
ISBN-13: 9780495915836
Edition: 4th 2012
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List price: $168.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 1/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.596
Language: English

Randall VanderMey (Ph.D. University of Iowa, M.F.A. Iowa Writers� Workshop, M.A. University of Pennsylvania) is an associate professor in the Department of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also has taught composition, literature, and technical writing at Iowa State University, Dordt College, and the University of Iowa. He is a contributing editor and creative consultant for Write Source. VanderMey has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards for his teaching and poetry. He has published two books of poems, GROWING SOUL: A SONG CYCLE, GOD TALK, and CHARM SCHOOL: FIVE WOMEN OF THE ODYSSEY, as well as a commissioned biography, MERIZON: THE GREAT JOURNEY.

Dave Kemper has been a contributing partner with Write Source since 1986. He has co-authored FUSION 1, FUSION 2, WRITE 1 SENTENCES TO PARAGRAPHS, WRITE 2 PARAGRAPHS TO ESSAYS, and the complete line of Write Source handbooks and writing texts. In addition to his editorial work, Kemper has presented at national writing conventions and conducted writing workshops across the country. Prior to his work with Write Source, Kemper taught literature and writing for 11 years.Verne Meyer (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) has spent twenty-five years in the English classroom, first at the high school level and more recently at the college level. He has taught composition and theater at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Meyer has received several awards recognizing his excellence as both a classroom teacher and a director of dramatic arts. He is considered an authority on writing across the curriculum and workplace writing, and often gives presentations as a featured speaker at educational conferences.

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for sixteen years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

John Van Rys (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, and literature courses to college students for more than fifteen years, primarily at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. In the fall of 2005, Van Rys began teaching in the English Department at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, where he also is pursuing scholarly work in Canadian literature. For over a decade, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing, and on strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students (from reading to information to visual literacy). With Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has coauthored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Van Rys also has coauthored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

A Rhetoric: College Student's Guide To Writing
Reading, Thinking, Viewing, and Writing
Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing
Beginning the Writing Process
Planning
Drafting
Revising
Editing and Proofreading
Submitting Writing and Creating Portfolios
The College Essay
One Writer's Process
A Reader: Strategies And Models
Writing Across the Curriculum
Forms of College Writing
Three Curricular Divisions
Types of writing in Each Division
Traits of Writing Across the Curriculum
Narrative, Descriptive, and Reflective Writing
Narration, Description, and Reflection
Reading Personal Essays
Brief Narratives: Anecdotes
Narration, Description, and Reflection
Model: "The Entymology of Village Life,"
Model: "Spare Change,"
Model: "When Dreams Take Flight,"
Model: "Call Me Crazy, But I Have to Be Myself,"
Model: "The Muscle Mystique,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes CheckliSt
Analytical Writing
Cause and Effect
Reading Cause-Effect Writing
Cause and Effect
Model: "Dutch Discord,"
Model: "If You Let Me Play,"
Model: "The Legacy of Generation N,"
Model: "Mind Over Mass Media,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Comparison and ContraSt
Reading Comparison-Contrast Writing
Comparison and ContraSt
Model: "Sethe in Beloved and Orleanna in Poisonwood Bible,"
Model: "Shrouded in Contradiction,"
Model: "Shades of Prejudice,"
Model: "The Likeness Across the Atlantic,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Classification
Reading Classification Essays
Classification
Model: "Latin American Musice,"
Model: "Four Ways to Talk about Literature,"
Model: "Four Sides to Every Story,"
Model: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Metaphor,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Process
Reading Process Writing
Process
Model: "Wayward Cells,"
Model: "Downloading Photographs from the MC-150 Digital Camera" (from WFB)
Model: "The End of Race as We Know It,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Definition
Reading Definition Essays
Definition
Model: "Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking,"
Model: "Deft or Daft,"
Model: "On Excellence,"
Model: "Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes CheckliSt. Persuasive Writing
Strategies for Argumentation and Persuasion
Building Persuasive Arguments
Preparing Your Argument
Making and Qualifying Claims
Supporting Your Claims
Identifying Logical Fallacies
Engaging the Opposition
Using Appropriate Appeals
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Taking a Position
Reading Position Essays
Taking a Position
Model: "Ah, the Power of Women,"
Model: "Nuclear is Not the Answer,"
Model: "Animal, Vegetable, Miserable,"
Model: "Sorry, Vegans,"
Model: "Fatherless America,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Persuading Readers to Act
Reading Persuasive Essays
Persuading Readers to Act
Model: "Our Wealth,"
Model: "I Have a Dream,"
Model: "In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face,"
Model: "Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor?"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Proposing a Solution
Reading Problem/Solution Essays
Proposing a Solution
Model: "Dream Act May Help Local Student Fight for Residence,"
Model: "Preparing for Agroterror,"
Model: "Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha,"
Model: "The Beckoning Silence,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes CheckliSt
Report Writing
Interview Report
Reading Interview Reports
Interview Report
Model: "The Dead Business,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Lab, Experiment, and Field Report
Reading Science Writing
Experiment Report
Model: "The Effects of the Eastern Red Cedar on Seedlings and Implications for Allelopathy,"
Field Report
Model: "Investigation of Cockroach Infestation at 5690 Cherryhill,"
Writing Guidelines
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes CheckliSt. Special Forms of Writing
Writing About Literature and the Arts
Reading About Literature and the Arts
Writing About a Short Story
Student Model: "'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul,"
Writing About a Poem
Student Model: "'Let Evening Come': An Invitation to the Inevitable,"
Writing About a Performance
Student Model: "Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun,"
Writing About a Film
Student Model: "Terror on the Silver Screen: Who Are the Aliens?"
Writing Guidelines
Literary Terms
Poetry Terms
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Taking Essay Tests
Reviewing for Tests
Forming a Study Group
Using Mnemonics and Other Memory Guides
Taking the Essay TeSt
Writing Under Pressure
The Essay Test Quick Guide
Taking an Objective TeSt
Tips for Coping with Test Anxiety
Writing for the Workplace
Writing the Business Letter
Writing Memos and E-mail
Applying for a Job
Preparing a R?sum?
Writing and Designing for the Web
Webpage Elements and Functions
Developing a Website and Webpages
Writing for Different Internet Environments
Writing CheckliSt. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes Checklist
Preparing Oral Presentations
Organizing Your Presentation
Writing Your Presentation
Student Model: "Save Now or Pay Later,"
Developing Computer Presentations
Overcoming Stage Fright Checklist
Research And Writing
Research and Writing
Getting Started: From Planning Research to Evaluating Sources
Conducting Primary and Library Research
Conducting Research on the Internet
Drafting a Paper with Documented Research
Avoiding Plagiarism
Avoiding Other Source Abuses
Organizing and Synthesizing Your Findings
Developing Your First Draft
Using Source Material in Your Writing
Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities
Learning-Outcomes CheckliSt. Documentation and Format Styles
MLA Documentation Format
APA Documentation Format
Handbook
New exercises give students practice with punctuation, mechanics, usage, grammar, sentences, and trouble spots for English language learners!
Punctuation, Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar
Marking Punctuation
Checking Mechanics
Using the Right Word
Understanding Grammar
Sentence Issues
Constructing Sentences
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Multilingual/ESL Issues
Multilingual and ESL Guidelines

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