Author: Ann Raimes
Category: English language
Just as the best-selling Keys for Writers brought innovations and improvements to the tabbed handbook format, Universal Keys for Writers significantly advances the accessibility and practicality of the hardcover comprehensive handbook. Students using this new handbook benefit from Raimes' clear, coaching tone; inclusive language; and superior design, organization, and content. Nearly 200 practical, class-tested exercises allow students to practice, review, and apply the full range of writing and grammar skills presented in the handbook. Each exercise is built around a contemporary topic, issue, debate, or discovery in the humanities, social sciences, or sciences, making this text ideal for instructors seeking a writing across the curriculum approach. Additional exercises are available through the Universal Keys Web Site, online handbook, and CD-ROM.Influenced by the author' s teaching experience at New York City' s Hunter College, Universal Keys covers issues of language diversity in personal, professional, and research writing and incorporates superior coverage of ESL concerns. In addition, this new handbook offers outstanding support for students currently working and for those seeking writing instruction for the workplace. The text provides models on the many types of print and electronic documents (including PowerPoint presentations) used in the workplace and guidance on developing resumes and job application letters.The author' s trademark accessibility features a simple and functional tabbed color-coding system that reinforces the text' s clear, three-part organization: writing and whole paper issues; sentences, grammar, and punctuation; andresearch and documentation.Superior writing coverage is supported by 15 complete sample student papers; early and integrated coverage of writing across the curriculum; a section on Visual Arguments; and coverage of such technology issues as writing online, document and web design, preparing resumes, and creating PowerPoint presentations.A new CD-ROM, electronic online handbook, and book-specific web site provide students with additional writing support.Solid sentence-level support features clear, easy-access grammar presentations, including a Diagnostic Checklist; thorough punctuation coverage that includes Online Guidelines for Punctuation and Mechanics; a practical style presentation, enhanced by A Sampler of Writer' s Voices--an engaging view of style options.The author' s modern, global perspective reaches all students with extensive multilingual/ESL coverage, integrated ESL notes throughout the book, Worlds of Writing boxes on language diversity, and multidisciplinary sections, examples, and exercises.An outstanding research section emphasizes analytical skills while engaging students in planning, finding sources, and evaluating sources through such readings as Library and Web: A Merger and How to Develop Your Junk Antennae. An extensive list of resources in 27 subject areas provides valuable starting points for research, and comprehensive coverage of all five documentation styles is illustrated by sample student papers.A special section, Writing for Work, offers detailed advice on conducting a job search and writing in various career settings.Critical reading and critical thinking are emphasized and encouraged through well-written sections, a generous number ofhigh-interest examples (of the modes and other topics), and exercises.A lively cross-curricular exercise program features high-interest topics and more than 200 practical, well-tested exercises from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences.Universal Keys features the most extensive Glossary of Usage and Glossary of Grammatical Terms and Index available in a comprehensive handbook.