Keys to Successful Writing A Handbook for College and Career

ISBN-10: 1111353697
ISBN-13: 9781111353698
Edition: 2013
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/1/2012
Binding: Comb Bound 
Pages: 624
Size: 6.50" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

KEYS TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING: A HANDBOOK FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER provides career-oriented students with guidance on writing, research, grammar, style, usage and the importance of writing in their future success. Spiral-bound and tabbed for easy reference, each section provides a profile of the role writing plays in a variety of professions that students might find surprising -- a chef, an accountant, an industrial designer, a nurse, a paralegal, a police officer, an information technology professional, an arts professional, a brand manager, and an engineer. Examples from these professions and others appear throughout the book so that students can see the importance of writing in their areas of professional interest, as well as in their college work. Exercises are provided for additional support at the end of tabbed sections and are cross-referenced to the relevant material."Key Point" boxes are included for quick-reference summaries of essential information.

Nancy Summers is a professor at Harrisburg Area Community College, where she has served as department chair. Summers was the director of public education for a mental health system and has worked with numerous agencies to provide training, improve services, and assist with an internal reorganization. She remains actively in touch with numerous professionals in a wide variety of programs and recently published work on the supervision of the less experienced human services worker.Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

Process and Presentation (The Chef, the Writer)
Purpose, Audience, and Presentation
Purpose, audience, voice, and media
Everyday writing and writing for college and community
Email in academic and business settings
Presenting your work honestly
Generating a Topic, Thesis, and Plan
Getting started as a writer, reader, and critical thinker
Ways to generate a topic and ideas
Ways to present your thesis or claim
Writing with others
Developing Paragraphs and Essays
Paragraph basics
Unified paragraphs and topic sentences
Using transitions and links for coherence
Eight examples of paragraph development
Writing introductions and conclusions
Revising, Editing, and Proofreading
Strategies for revising
Giving and getting feedback
Drafting and revising a title
Editing
A student's annotated drafts
Document Design
Formatting a college essay (print)
Formatting academic writing (online)
Typefaces
Color
Headings and columns
Lists
Academic design features in Word
Critical Thinking and Writing (The Accountant, the Writer)
Thinking Critically
Reading words and images critically
Thinking critically about arguments
Logical reasoning, logical fallacies
Writing Critically
Constructing an argument
Four questions for constructing an argument (Toulmin)
Topic and claim (thesis)
Reasons and evidence
Appeals and Assumptions
Common ground and opposing views
Using Visual Arguments and Visual Evidence
Visual arguments
Tables
Graphs and charts
Multimedia arguments
Images and copyright issues
Honesty in visuals
Sample Paper: A Student's Argument Essay
Research/Sources (Nurse)
The Research Process: A Conversation with Sources
Know what's involved in a research paper
Set a schedule
Use primary and secondary sources
Consult print and online reference works to get you started
Move from research to question to working thesis
Write a purpose statement or a proposal
Tips for writing, revising, and editing a research paper
Searching for Sources
Starting the search for sources on a topic
Search engines and keyword searching
Getting the most out of Google, advanced searches, and online alerts
Databases
Print sources: Books and articles
Web sources
Visual sources
How to Evaluate Sources
Read sources critically
Recognize a scholarly article in print
Recognize a scholarly article online
Evaluate works originating in print
Evaluate Web sources and learn to recognize junk
How to Avoid Plagiarizing
The seven sins of plagiarism
How to avoid even the suspicion of plagiarism
Know why, how, and what to cite
Keep track of sources
Record information and set up a working bibliography
Use bibliographical software, databases, and Word 2007 to help you keep records
How to Use, Integrate and Document Sources
Interact with your sources: Annotate and make notes
Put yourself in your paper, and synthesize sources
Organize your essay by ideas, not sources
Summarize and paraphrase
Quote accurately
Indicate the boundaries of a source citation in your text
Introduce and integrate source material
Document to fit the discipline
One source, two systems of documentation
APA Documentation (The IT [Information Technology] Professional, the Writer
Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style (American Psychological Association)
Basic features of APA style
How to cite sources (author/year) in your paper
Notes, tables, figures, and headings (APA)
APA List of References
How to set up an APA list of references
How to list authors in the APA reference list
Sample APA listings: Print books, pamphlets and parts of books
Sample APA listings: Online sources
Sample Paper: A Student's Research Paper, APA Style
Mla Style (The Arts Professional)
Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style
Basic Features of MLA Style
How to cite sources in your paper, MLA author/page style
MLA explanatory footnotes and endnotes
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