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Successful College Writing with 2009 MLA and 2010 APA Updates

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ISBN-10: 0312667744

ISBN-13: 9780312667740

Edition: 4th

Authors: Kathleen T. McWhorter

List price: $87.99
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Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates . Reading specialist Kathleen McWhorter understands that students are often lacking in the skills they need to succeed in the first-year writing course and need a text that doesn't assume they have mastered all the basics.Successful College Writingmeets students where they are, offering extensive instruction in careful and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 64 professional and student readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition.McWhorter's unique visual approach to learning uses graphic organizers, revision flowcharts, and other visual tools to help students analyze texts and write their own essays. Her unique attention to varieties of learning styles also helps empower students, allowing them to identify their strengths and learning preferences.
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Book details

List price: $87.99
Edition: 4th
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 5/19/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1024
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.684
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 Strategie