ISBN-10: 1133307744

ISBN-13: 9781133307747

Edition: 2nd 2013

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Created through a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process, COMP, 2nd Edition, is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Practical and concise, COMP helps students focus on the seven traits of effective writing as they invent, draft, develop, and revise their writing. The second edition helps students develop the reading skills they need in college with expanded reading instruction in 14 chapters and 44 student and professional models of different forms of writing. Up-to-the-minute research coverage, complete MLA and APA sample papers, and new grammar activities ensure that every aspect of the composition classroom is fully supported by COMP.
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List price: $37.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cengage Heinle
Publication date: 1/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.442
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 Sioux Center, Iowa. Meyer has received several awards recognizing his excellence as both a classroom teacher and a director of dramatic arts. He is considered an authority on writing across the curriculum and workplace writing, and often gives presentations as a featured speaker at educational conferences.

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 Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has coauthored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Van Rys also has coauthored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

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.

Writing Process
Understanding the Reading-Writing Connection
Learning Objectives: Use the SQ3R Reading Strategy
Read actively
Summarize a text
View and interpret images thoughtfully
Think critically through writing
One Writer's Process
Learning Objectives: Initiate the process
Plan the writing
Write the first draft
Complete a first revision
Complete a second revision
Edit the writing for style
Edit the writing for correctness
Complete the final copy
Student Model: “Clean Water is Everyone's Business“
Learning Objectives: Discover your process
Recognize seven traits of effective writing
Analyze the situation
Understand the assignment
Select a topic
Gather details
Learning Objectives: Take inventory of your thoughts
Form your thesis statement
Select a method of development
Develop a plan or an outline
Learning Objectives: Review the writing situation
Open with interest
Develop the middle
End with purpose
Use sources effectively
Student Models: “Seeing the Light“
“The Production of Cement“
“Four Temperaments“
“My Obsession“
“Entering the Green Room“
Professional Models: “Mall Security Immunity“
“Writers Rule“
“Of Human Bondage“
Learning Objectives: Address whole-paper issues
Revise your first draft
Revise for ideas and organization
Revise for voice
Address paragraph issues
Revise collaboratively
Use the writing center
Learning Objectives: Review the overall style of your writing
Write effective sentences
Check your sentences for style and correctness
Replace imprecise, misleading, and biased words
Edit and proofread for conventions
Learning Objectives: Format your writing
Create a writing portfolio
Forms of Writing
Narration, Description, and Reflection
Anecdote Models: Anecdote introducing a topic (from “Deft or Daft“)
Anecdote illustrating a point (from “Shades of Prejudice“)
Student Models: “The Entomology of Village Life“
“Spare Change“
Professional Models: “When Dreams Take Flight“
“The Muscle Mystique“
Analytical Writing
Student Models: “Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking“
“The Gullible Family“
Professional Models: “Deft or Daft“
“Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth“
Student Model: “Latin American Music: A Diverse and Unifying Force“
Professional Models: “Four Sides to Every Story“
“Four Ways to talk About Literature“
Student Model: “Wayward Cells“
Professional Models: “Love and Race“
“The End of Race as We Know It“
Student Model: “Sethe in Beloved and Orleanna in Poisonwood Bible: Isolation, Children, and Getting Out“
Professional Models: “Shrouded in Contradiction“
“Shades of Prejudice“
Student Models: “Adrenaline Junkies“
“Dutch Discord“
Professional Models: “If You Let Me Play“
“Mind Over Mass Media“
Persuasive Writing
Strategies for Argumentation & Persuasion
Learning Objectives: Understand an argument
Recognize an argument's organization
Understand what makes a strong claim
Identify claims of truth, value, and policy
Assess the quality of the support
Recognize logical fallacies
Learn about additional strategies
Professional Model
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