College Writer A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching

ISBN-10: 0618642056
ISBN-13: 9780618642052
Edition: 2nd 2007
List price: $116.95
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Description: Combining streamlined, nuts-and-bolts writing instruction with accessibility and visual appeal, The College Writer helps visual learners and less-prepared students master the writing process. The text features step-indexing and color-coding that  More...

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Book details

List price: $116.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 1/17/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.398
Language: English

Combining streamlined, nuts-and-bolts writing instruction with accessibility and visual appeal, The College Writer helps visual learners and less-prepared students master the writing process. The text features step-indexing and color-coding that allow students to thumb directly to a topic, and checklists and summary boxes that make it easy to refer back to previously covered material. In addition, thorough coverage of drafting, writing, revising, and proofreading includes sample paragraphs and visuals that walk students through the process of identifying a topic and writing a paper. The Second Edition offers 20 additional professional readings, new information on stylistic choices, and enhanced coverage of incorporating visual elements into the writing process.

ARhetoric: College Student's Guide to Writing Reading, Thinking, Viewing, and Writing
Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing The Writing Process
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 Narrative, Descriptive, and Reflective Writing
Narration and Description "Mzee Owitti"
"That Morning on the Prairie"
"A Hanging"
"Sunday in the Park"
"Northing"
Description and Reflection "The Stream in the Ravine"
"Call Me Crazy But I Have to Be Myself"
"None of This Is Fair"
"Who Shot Johnny?" Debra Dickerson Analytical Writing
Cause and Effect "Adrenaline Junkies"
"The Legacy of Generation N"
"Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Kids"
Comparison and Contrast "A Fear Born of Sorrow"
"Two Views of the River"
"Shrouded in Contradiction"
"Like Mexicans"
Classification "Three Family Cancers"
"Four Ways to Talk About Literature"
"No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch"
Process Writing "Wayward Cells"
"Downloading Photographs from the MC-150 Digital Camera" (from WFB)
"Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow"
"Campus Racism 101"
Definition "The Gullible Family"
"Understanding Dementia"
"Deft or Daft"
On Excellence by Cynthia Ozick Persuasive Writing
Strategies for Argumentation and Persuasion
Taking a Position "An Apology for Ms. Barbie D. Doll"
"In Defense of the Animals"
"Apostles of Hatred Find It Easy to Spread Their Message"
"Pornography"
"Demystifying Multiculturalism"
Persuading Readers to Act "To Drill or Not to Drill"
"Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time"
"I Have a Dream"
"The Media's Image of Arabs"
Proposing a Solution "Preparing for Agroterror"
"Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha"
"The Media and the Ethics of Cloning" Leigh Turner Report Writing
Observation Report "The Beach"
"Communication Styles"
Interview Report "The Dead Business"
Lab, Experiment, and Field Report "Working with Hydrochloric Acid"
"The Effects of Temperature and Inhibitors on the Fermentation Process for Ethanol"
Special Forms of Writing
Writing About Literature and the Arts
"'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul,"
"Brooding on 'The Darkling Thrush'"
"Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun"
"Wonder of Wonders: The Lord of the Rings"
Taking Essay Tests
Writing for the Workplace
Writing and Designing for the Web
Preparing Oral Presentations
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 Documentation and Format Styles
MLA Documentation Format
APA Documentation Format
Handbook Punctuation, Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar
Marking Punctuation
Checking Mechanics
Using the Right Word
Understanding Grammar Sentence Issues
Constructing Sentences
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Addressing Multilingual/ESL Issues
Multilingual and ESL Guidelines

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