Writing for College, Writing for Life

ISBN-10: 0072496479

ISBN-13: 9780072496475

Edition: 2009

Authors: Barry M. Maid, Gregory Glau, Duane H. Roen

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The McGraw-Hill Guide to Writing is designed to help students learn to write more effectively not only in their college courses but also in their professional, civic, and personal lives. Combining a flexible reader, rhetoric, research guide, and handbook, The McGraw-Hill Guide shows students how to set goals for their writing, to use effective composing strategies to reach those goals, and to assess their progress toward achieving them. Based on the idea that effective writers are strong communicators in any context, The McGraw-Hill Guide to Writing emphasizes the skills established by the Writing Program Administrator's Outcomes Statement that form the foundation of assessment practices at writing programs throughout the country -- rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, writing processes, and conventions. These skills form the basis of the instruction in each assignment chapter and throughout the text.
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List price: $126.67
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 1/8/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1152
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 4.048
Language: English

Getting Started
Writing Goals and Objectives for College and for Life
Writing in the Four Areas of Your Life
Writing as a College Student
Writing as a Professional
Writing as a Citizen
Writing as a Family Member or Friend
Writing in the Four Areas in This Course
Learning Goals in this Course
Rhetorical Knowledge
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Writing Processes
Knowledge of Conventions
Becoming a Self-Reflective Writer
Writing in Today’s World
Writing Responsibly
Writing Technologies
Reading Critically for College and for Life
Using Pre-Reading Strategies
Reading Actively
Annotating Effectively
Reading Visuals
Reading Web Sites
Using Post-Reading Strategies
Starting Your Writer's / Research Journal
Writing Effective Summaries
Synthesizing Information in Readings
Using Your Reading in Your Own Writing
Writing to Discover and to Learn
Using Invention Strategies To Discover Ideas
Listing
Freewriting
Questioning
Answering the Questions Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?
Brainstorming
Clustering
Keeping Notebooks and Journals
Double-Entry Notebook
Field Notebook
Vocabulary Journal
Expanding the Journal Concept
Rewriting Your Class Notes
Minute Paper
Muddiest Point
Preconception Check
Paraphrasing
Organizing and Synthesizing Information
Invented Dialogue
Invented Interview/Unsent Letter
R�sum�/Vita
Bio-Poem
Using Charts and Visuals to Discover and to Learn
Clustering and Concept Mapping
Process Flowchart
Time Line/Chronology
Pedigree Chart
Studying for Exams
Test Questions
Mnemonic Play
Using What You've Learned to Share Information
Writing to Share Experiences
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Share Experiences in Your College Classes
Writing to Share Experiences for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Sharing Your Experiences
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Writing about Experiences
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Narratives That Share Experiences
Russell Baker, On Becoming a Writer
Tanya Barrientos, Se Habla Espa�ol
Charles Ogletree, from All Deliberate Speed
Thinking about Visuals That Share Experiences
Drawing on Research about Experiences
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Visualizing Variations: Using Photos and Documents as Sources
Organizing Your Ideas and Details
Constructing a Complete Draft
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Experiences: Jessica Hemauer’s Final Draft
Jessica Hemauer, Farm Girl
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Explore
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Explore in Your College Classes
Writing to Explore For Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations for Exploratory Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Exploratory Writing
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Explore
Scientist at Work: Terence Tao; Journeys to the Distant Fields of Prime
Michael Wolff, Bipolar Iraq
P.J O’Rourke, Memoir Essay
Thinking About Visuals That Explore
Drawing on Research to Explore Your Subject
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Ideas and Details
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Using Visuals to Make Your Exploration Clear
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares his Exploration: Rick Mohler’s Final Draft
A Sporting Career?
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Inform
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Inform in Your College Classes
Writing to Inform for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Informative Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Informative Writing
Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Inform
Harold Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball
Clocking Cultures
Growing Wikipedia Revises Its ‘Anyone Can Edit’ Policy
Thinking about Visuals That Inform
Drawing on Research to Inform Your Readers
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Information and Research
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Using a Web Site, Poster, or Brochure to Inform Your Readers
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Informs His Readers: Craig Broadbent’s Final Draft
Craig Broadbent, Watch for the Blue Barrels
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Analyze
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Analyze in your College Classes
Writing to Analyze For Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Analytical Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Analytical Writing
Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Analyze
Putting In the Hours
Pay Less at the Pump: The Hybrid Revolution
All Work and No Play
Thinking about Visuals That Analyze
Drawing on Research to Analyze Your Subject
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Information
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Using Charts and Graphs to Make Your Analysis Clear
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Analysis: Sarah Washington’s Final Draft
Sarah Washington, Campus Parking: Love It or Leave It
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Using What You’ve Learned to Write Arguments
Writing to Convince
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Convince in Your College Classes
Writing to Convince for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations for Persuasive Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Persuasive Writing
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Persuade
When Women Go to War
Maureen Dowd, Our Own Warrior Princess, and Brian J. G. Pereira, M.D., Letter responding to Dowd
Arthur Levine and Jeanette S. Cureton, Collegiate Life: An Obituary
Thinking about Visuals That Persuade
Drawing on Research to Persuade your Reader
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Reviewing Your Invention and Research
Organizing Your Information
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Using Charts and Photographs to Support Your Claim
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares His Persuasive Writing: Santi Derosa’s Final Draft
Santi DeRosa, The Objectification of Women: Whose Fault is It?
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Evaluate
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Analyze in Your College Classes
Writing to Evaluate for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations for Evaluative Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Evaluate
Roger Ebert, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Elvis Mitchell, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Matthew Power, Immersion Journalism
Thinking about Visuals That Evaluate
Drawing on Research for Your Evaluation
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Reviewing Your Invention and Research
Organizing Your Evaluation
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Using Visuals to Support Your Evaluation
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Evaluation: Annlee Lawrence’s Final Draft
Annlee Lawrence, Who Has the Healthier Burger?
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Explain Causes and Effects
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing about Causes and Effects in Your College Classes
Writing about Causes and Effects for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Cause-Effect Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Writing about Causes and Effects
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Explain Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Juan Williams, Brown v. Board of Education
Bruce Nussbaum, Where Are the Jobs?
Neal Gabler, How Urban Myths Reveal Society's Fears
Thinking About Visuals That Indicate Cause-and-Effect
Drawing on Research to Demonstrate Causes or Effects
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Cause-Effect Paper
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Choosing Visuals That Illustrate Cause-and-Effect Relationships
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Causal Analysis: Deborah Schlegel’s Final Draft
Deborah Schlegel, Weather Forecast: Bikinis or Parkas?
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing to Solve Problems
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Solve Problems in Your College Classes
Writing to Solve Problems for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Writing to Solve Problems
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Problem-Solving
Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Propose Solutions
Michelle Mise Pollard, The Nursing Crisis: The Solution Lies Within
Thomas L. Friedman, World War III
Michael B�rub�, How to End Grade Inflation
Thinking about Visuals That Present a Problem and Give a Solution
Drawing on Research to Solve Problems
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Information
Constructing a Complete Draft
Visualizing Variations: Alternative Forms for Solving Problems
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Proposes Her Solution: Esther Ellsworth’s Final Draft
Esther Ellsworth, Comprehensive Land Use Planning in Arizona
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Writing about a Creative Work
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing about a Creative Work in Your College Classes
Writing about a Creative Work for Life
Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations for Writing about a Creative Work
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Writing about a Creative Work
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Literary Works
Don DeLillo, Videotape
John Edgar Wideman, Ascent by Balloon from the Yard of Walnut Street Jail
Amy Tan, Alien Relative
Thinking about Visuals When Writing about Creative Works
Drawing on Research
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Visualizing Variations: Selecting a Creative Work to Write about
Exploring Your Ideas with Research
Organizing Your Ideas and Details
Constructing a Complete Draft
Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge of Conventions
Editing
Genres, Documentation, and Format
A Writer Shares Her Writing About a Creative Work: Hanna Earley’s Final Draft
Hanna Earley, That Doesn't Mean We Want Him to Stop: Suspense in Don DeLillo's "Videotape"
Self-Assessment: Reflecting on Your Learning Goals
Strategies for Effective Communication
Using Strategies that Guide Readers
Announcing a Thesis or Controlling Idea Writing Paragraphs
Placement of Topic Sentences
Moving to a New Paragraph
Opening Paragraphs
Concluding Paragraphs
Using Cohesive Devices
Using Connective Words and Phrases
Using Transitional Sentences and Paragraphs
Using Headings and Subheadings
Using Organizing Strategies
Writing Narratives
Writing Descriptions
Writing Definitions
Writing Classifications
Writing About Comparisons and Contrasts Using Outlines And Maps to Organize Your Writing
Using Strategies that Persuade Readers
Argument And Persuasion
Rhetorical Appeals
Logical Appeals
Ethical Appeals
Emotional Appeals
The Rhetorical Triangle: Considering the Appeals Together
Three Approaches to Argument
Classical Strategies for Arguing
Jaron Lanier, Beware the Online Collective
Toulmin Strategies for Arguing
Stanley Fish, But I Didn't Do It!
Rogerian Strategies for Arguing
Rick Reilly, Nothing but Nets
Some Common Flaws in Arguments
Using Strategies for Collaboration
Working With Peers on Your Single-Authored Projects
Strategies for Working with Peers on Your Projects
Using Digital Tools for Peer Review
Using Catalyst for Peer Review
Working with Peers on Multiple-Authored Projects
Strategies for Working with Peers Effectively
Using Digital Tools for Facilitating Multi-Authored Projects
Making Effective Oral Presentations
Developing Your Presentation
Establishing a Clear Structure
Considering Your Audience
Eliminating the Fear of Speaking in Public
Impromptu Presentations
Technologies for Effective Communication
Choosing a Medium, Genre, and Technology for Your Communication
Communication Technologies
Publishing Your Work
Selecting a Genre and a Medium
Deciding on a Genre for Your Work
Deciding Whether to Use Print, Electronic, or Oral Media
Considering Design
Technologies for Computer-Mediated Communication
E-mail
Threaded Discussions
Synchronous Chat
Blogs
Word-Processing Software
Peer Review Applications
Graphics Software
Desktop Publishing Software
Presentation Software
Technologies for Constructing Web Pages
Communicating with Design and Visuals
Principles of Document Design
Proximity
Contrast
Alignment
Repetition (or Consistency)
Common Kinds of Visual Texts
Tables
Bar and Line Graphs
Charts
Photographs
Drawings
Diagrams
Maps
Cartoons
Using Visuals Rhetorically
Considering Your Audience
Considering Your Purpose
Using Visuals Responsibly
Permissions
Distortions
Using Research for Informed Communication
Finding and Evaluating Information from Sources and the Field
Conducting Effective Research: An Example
Library Research
Research on the World Wide Web
Selecting Sources
Books
Academic Journals
Newspapers
Popular Magazines
Trade or Commercial Magazines
Public Affairs Magazines
Specialty Magazines
The Internet
Evaluating Your Sources: Asking the Reporter’s Questions
Who Is the Author?
What Is the Text About? What Is the Quality of the Information?
When Was the Text Published or the Web Site Last Updated?
Why Was This Information Published?
Where Was the Item Published?
How Accurate Is the Information in This Source?
Field Research
Working with Human Subjects
Informed Consent
Observations
Interviews
Surveys and Questionnaires
Synthesizing and Documenting Sources
Quotations
Paraphrases
SUMMARIES
ELLIPSIS
MLA Documentation Style
MLA Style: In-Text Citation
MLA Style: Constructing a List of Works Cited
MLA Style: Sample Student Paper
APA Documentation Style
APA Style: In-Text Citation
APA Style: Constructing a References List
APA Style: Sample Student Paper
A Writer's Handbook
C: Common Sentence Problems
S: Style
P: Punctuation
M: Mechanics
I: A Guide for Multilingual Writers
G: Guide to Sentence Structure
Constructing a Writing Portfolio
Writing Effective Essay Examinations
Standard Document Forms
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