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Universal Keys for Writers

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ISBN-10: 061811288X

ISBN-13: 9780618112883

Edition: 2004

Authors: Ann Raimes

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List price: $53.96
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 912
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.69" tall
Weight: 2.508
Language: English

Ann Raimes was born and educated in England and the U.S. (University of London, Oxford University, and Cornell). A few years ago, she retired from full-time teaching at Hunter College, where she was a professor of English for thirty-two years. With its 21,000 ethnically diverse students, many of whom are immigrants or born to immigrant families, Hunter is known as "an urban leader in educating a diverse student body." In addition to teaching undergraduate composition courses, ESL writing courses, and graduate courses in rhetoric and composition, Ann was in charge of the Developmental English Program (1,500 students) for ten years and directed the first-year composition course (75+…    

Preliminary Contents Writing: Communicating and Presenting Ideas I. Writing an Essay 1. Thinking, Reading, and Writing a. Thinking critically, reading critically b. Writing critically c. Standard English in context 2. Defining the Task a. Determining purpose b. Understanding requirements c. Writing for audience d. Choosing right tone e. Planning steps in process 3. Generating, Shaping, Focusing Ideas a. Keeping a journal b. Freewriting c. Brainstorming, listing, mapping d. Joining email conversations e. Using journalists' questions, prompts f . Finding, refining a topic g. Formulating a thesis h. Providing evidence, support i. Preparing proposal and outline 4. Drafting, Revising, Editing…