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College Writer A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching

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ISBN-10: 0547147821

ISBN-13: 9780547147826

Edition: 3rd 2009

Authors: Randall VanderMey, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek

List price: $182.95
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Combining streamlined, basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is an all-in-one writing resource for students at any skill level. The clear visual format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing, from voice to documentation, and offer students models for their own papers. This edition also features new Cross-Curricular Connections that explain how particular modes of writing or types of research relate to a specific discipline in the college curriculum, preparing students for success across the…    
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List price: $182.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 9/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 720
Size: 6.90" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
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…    

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…    

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.

A Rhetoric: College Student's Guide To Writing
Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing
Beginning the Writing Process
Editing and Proofreading
Submitting Your Writing and Creating Portfolios
One Writer's Process
A Reader: Strategies And Models
Forms of College Writing
Narration and Description
"Mzee Owitti"
"That Morning on the Prairie"
"A Hanging"
"Sunday in the Park"
Description and Reflection
"The Stream in the Ravine"
"Call Me Crazy But I Have to Be Myself"
"American Dream Boat"
Cause and Effect
"Life-Threatening Stress"
"If You Let Me Play . . ."
"The Legacy of Generation N"
"Our Tired, Our Poor, Our Kids"
Comparison and ContraSt
"Beyond Control"
"Two Views of the River"
"Shrouded in Contradiction"
"Like Mexicans"
"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)
"Campus Racism 101"
"Love and Race"
"Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking"
"Understanding Dementia"
"Deft or Daft"
"On Excellence"
Strategies for Argumentation
Taking a Position
"An Apology for the Life of Ms
Barbie D. Doll"
"Apostles of Hatred Find It Easy to Spread Their Message"
"Fatherless America"
Persuading Readers to Act
"To Drill or Not to Drill"
"I Have a Dream"
"The Media's Image of Arabs"
"In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face"
Proposing a Solution
"Preparing for Agroterror"
"Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha"
"The Media and the Ethics of Cloning"
Interview Report
"The Dead Business"
Lab, Experiment, and Field Reports
"Working with Hydrochloric Acid"
"The Effects of Temperature and Inhibitors on the Fermentation Process for Ethanol"
Writing About Literature and the Arts
"'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul,"
"'Let Evening Come': An Invitation to the Inevitable"
"Sigur Ros Agaetis Byrjun"
"Terror on the Silver Screen: Who Are the Aliens?"
Taking Essay Tests
Writing for the Workplace
Writing and Designing for the Web
Preparing Oral Presentations
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
MLA Documentation Format
APA Documentation Format
Marking Punctuation
Checking Mechanics
Using the Right Word
Understanding Grammar
Constructing Sentences
Avoiding Sentence Errors
Multilingual and ESL Guidelines