Keys for Writers

A Brief Handbook

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618434220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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Keys for Writers

A Brief Handbook

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin

ISBN: 9780395701119

Category: Creative writing

Page: 406

View: 7053

This concise composition handbook offers innovative design features that make it the most accessible tabbed handbook available: moveable KeyTabs that allow students to personalize the book, a menu-driven Key to the Book, and color-coded divider tabs to help students find information quickly. Complete coverage of grammar and the writing, research, and documentation processes are complemented by helpful multilingual/ESL material, Writing Across the Curriculum elements, and The 5Cs of Style. In recent years, technology has touched every aspect of writing and research and the Third Edition of Keys for Writers keeps pace with students' changing needs. This thorough revision now offers a full-color design; substantial new material on evaluating sources and the use of technology for research and writing; expanded coverage of writing online and document design; the most up-to-date MLA, APA, CMS, CBE, and CGOS guidelines; integrated ESL resources; and an expanded section on argument. New! A new Part 5, Technology: For Communication, Document Design, and Work, presents the latest information on writing for online readers, e-mail discussion lists, and chatrooms. Ample illustrations--including a sample student web site and an online scannable resume--and easy-to-understand explanations address web site and document design as well as work-related documents. New! The new full-color design highlights important information and clearly depicts web graphics, charts, and other visuals. New! Completely up-to-date documentation coverage features the latest MLA and APA styles, as updated on their respective web sites, the Columbia Guide to Online Style, many new student examples, and a new student paper. Two rows of color-coded divider tabs aid students in finding information quickly. Red tabs (Parts 1-5) cover whole paper issues: the writing process, research and documentation, online and business writing, and document design. Gold tabs (Parts 6-10) cover sentence-level issues such as usage, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Color-coded Key to the Book, an initial menu page, aligns the table of contents with the divider tabs to help students flip directly to the part they need. Its colors correspond to those of the divider tabs. Unique moveable KeyTabs serve as bookmarks, extended margins, or note cards, and enable students to customize the book for quick access to the information they decide they need most. Key Points boxes present concise summaries and checklists to highlight vital information and encourage the development of editing and critical-thinking skills. New! Updated and expanded information includes a new section on evaluating sources, a new source list for 24 disciplines, compiled in consultation with 19 college librarians, and a thoroughly revised section on the process of writing a research paper. New! The expanded Writing an Argument section includes a sample student argument paper on telemarketing. Students learn to formulate an argument, support it with evidence, and address opposing views. New! Content changes and additions include integrated ESL coverage throughout, and increased emphasis on style, critical thinking, and writing across the curriculum.

Pocket Keys for Writers, Spiral bound Version

Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305972112

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9590

POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS gives students big writing help in a small package. This indispensable pocket-style handbook covers the essentials of the writing process within a framework for critical thinking that helps students make decisions about audience, purpose, voice, and medium. It takes students through the research process, includes the mechanics of writing and using punctuation, and explains the evaluation and documentation of both print and electronic source materials. Concise, up-to-date, and practical, the book is designed to help students find the material they need easily and quickly. The sixth edition features Key Examples: three new extended examples to help students think critically about rhetorical contexts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Keys for Writers

Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337516007

Category: Education

Page: 736

View: 764

Packed with examples and step-by-step guidelines, KEYS FOR WRITERS, 8th Edition, equips readers with tools for effective writing in college and well into their careers and future community work. The text is known for its concise yet thorough explanations, excellent writing samples, and unique difference, not deficit approach to ESL. It is thoroughly updated to reflect 2016 MLA guidelines and includes Key Examples to help readers apply its signature Critical Thinking Framework to reading, source evaluation, source synthesis, and revision. A new Assignment Guide: Keys to Common Genres provides brief, step-by-step writing instructions for fifteen common genres that readers might encounter in their academic and professional careers. The text also highlights the importance of writing to a variety of careers, such as nursing, accounting, law, and IT. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, Spiral bound Version

Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285966007

Category: Education

Page: 736

View: 5787

KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS is a valuable resource for users who are in college and in the workplace. The authors' concise presentation clarifies key concepts, such as the writing process, critical thinking, grammar fundamentals, and integration and acknowledgment of sources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Open Handbook

Keys for Writers

Author: Ann Raimes,Maria Jerskey

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780495899549

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 6757

This mid-sized reference combines in-depth coverage of good writing, research, and grammar skills with an abundance of exercises--all at an affordable price. Written in the accessible style that made Keys for Writers a success, this engaging text addresses such current topics as ESL learning, visual literacy, and writing beyond college, encouraging students to keep this handbook open. Four-color coverage of visual rhetoric and document design--unique in this market--sets this handbook apart. Students learn how to visually convey ideas through a variety of media such as tables, web sites, and PowerPoint slides. In addition, they benefit from Raimes' signature "differences, not deficits" coverage of multilingual perspectives. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Dare to be a Great Writer

329 Keys to Powerful Fiction

Author: Leonard Bishop

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 9780898794649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 319

View: 5346

Outlines techniques for aspiring novelists to improve writing skills through the development of scene, plot, character, conflict, relationships, perception, dialogue, and overall structure

Keys to Becoming a Better Writer

How to Easily Improve Your Writing Skills

Author: Iria Lopez Teijeiro

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781502384461

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 194

View: 1823

Do you dream of becoming a professional writer? Want to increase your writing productivity? Want to discover how to organize your writing, how to write better dialogue or how to create realistic characters? Want to learn how to write short films? Want to know what to do with your manuscript once you have finished writing? On the occasion of the third anniversary of Literautas' blog, we have revised our best posts to compile them into a book where we give you the keys to motivate yourself during your writing sessions. Here is a detailed list of what you'll find in it: Chapter 1 - Inspiration and Productivity: Find out how to make the most of your inspiration and get ready to become a professional writer. Chapter 2 - Writing Skills: Discover the keys to improving your writing, explained step by step. Chapter 3 - Narrator and Point of View: Learn about the different types of narrators to find out which is most appropriate to tell your story. Chapter 4 - How to Write Dialogue: Make the most of dialogue to add life to your story. Chapter 5 - Creating Characters: From the characters' name to their dramatic arc. Learn how to create deep and realistic characters. Chapter 6 - How to Write the Script for a Short Film: Discover how to create the script for a short film, from the initial idea to the writing of the literary script. In short, 'Keys to Becoming a Better Writer' is an exhaustive writing book that will hopefully help you further improve your writing in an easy and funny way.

Universal Keys for Writers

Author: Ann Raimes,Maria Jerskey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618753970

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 859

View: 8085

With superior accessibility, clear organization, and comprehensive content, Universal Keys is the easiest-to-use text in the hardback handbook market. Appealing to diverse classrooms, the book includes "Worlds of Writing" boxes on language diversity, an ESL chapter, "The Guide to Language Transfer Errors," and integrated ESL Notes. The respectful, inclusive approach displays an awareness of language diversity issues and reflects the varying backgrounds of students. Lively Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) exercises engage students with high-interest topics from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Clear style coverage with the popular "5 C's of Style" (Cut, Check for Action, Connect, Commit, and Choose the Best Words) helps students to submit their best work.

Writing in Flow

Author: Susan K. Perry

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582970868

Category: Reference

Page: 272

View: 3731

Provides advice from experienced authors on the process of writing and explains how to get into the state of flow easily

Exercise Booklet for Writers

Author: Ann Raimes,Barbara G. Flanagan

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618777655

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 154

View: 2731

This well-regarded print booklet contains more than 80 practice exercises correlated to Parts 6–9 of the Fifth Edition.

Pocket Keys for Writers, Documentation Update

Author: Ann Raimes

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111829438

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 1942

Give students big writing help in a small package with POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS. This indispensable pocket-style handbook addresses the essentials of the writing process. It takes students through the research process, includes the mechanics of writing and using punctuation, and explains the evaluation and documentation of both print and electronic source materials. Concise, up-to-date, and practical, this edition is easier to use than ever before with a new full-color design that helps students find the material they need easily and quickly when they need it. Renowned for her work in ESL instruction, author Ann Raimes provides useful Language and Culture boxes throughout the text as well as a dedicated ESL section covering issues of culture, varieties of English, and Standard Written English in relation to the vernacular. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest documentation guidelines from MLA (2009), APA (2010) and CMS (2010). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743455967

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 297

View: 2161

The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.

One Continuous Mistake

Four Noble Truths for Writers

Author: Gail Sher

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101501677

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 5556

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, One Continuous Mistake teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers of all levels, Gail Sher?a poet who is also a widely respected teacher of creative writing?combines the inspirational value of Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way with the spiritual focus of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind. Here she introduces a method of discipline that applies specific Zen practices to enhance and clarify creative work. She also discusses bodily postures that support writing, how to set up the appropriate writing regimen, and how to discover one's own "learning personality." In the tradition of such classics as Writing Down the Bones and If You Want to Write, One Continuous Mistake will help beginning writers gain access to their creative capabilities while serving as a perennial reference that working writers can turn to again and again for inspiration and direction.

Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides

Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781305633834

Category: Education

Page: 655

View: 8263

KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS is a valuable resource for users who are in college and in the workplace. The authors' concise presentation clarifies key concepts, such as the writing process, critical thinking, grammar fundamentals, and integration and acknowledgment of sources.

Keys to Great Writing

Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision

Author: Stephen Wilbers,Faith Sullivan

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781440345807

Category: English language

Page: 288

View: 1785

"Mastering the elements of composition and revision"--Cover.

Cengage Guide to Research

Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305646398

Category: Education

Page: 432

View: 7755

Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.