The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312536127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

View: 8877

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319030246

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 992

View: 1286

Whether you have years of experience as a teacher or are new to the classroom, you and your students can count on The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing to provide the support you need in first-year composition, with a rhetoric, an array of engaging readings, a research manual, and a handbook, all in a single book — and available online. Thousands of instructors and their students rely on the Guide’s proven approach because it works: the Guide’s acclaimed step-by-step writing guides to 9 different genres offer sure-fire invention strategies to get students started, sentence strategies to get students writing, and thoughtful revision strategies to help students make their writing their own, no matter what their major. With its hands-on activities for reading like a writer and working with sources, there is no better text to help students bridge reading analytically to successful writing in first-year composition and beyond. In keeping with the Guide’s tradition of innovation and based on instructor feedback about what assignments they give their students, the new edition integrates new types of writing that reflect the range of genres being assigned in first-year composition, including a reimagined Chapter 5 that provides a bridge from personal and expository to argumentative writing by following a scaffolded approach.

The St. Martin's Handbook

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,Paul Kei Matsuda,Christine M. Tardy,Lisa S. Ede

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 992

View: 9496

Lunsford found that today's students write more than ever before-- and make rhetorically appropriate choices in texts they create outside the classroom. This is the first handbook to help students build on the smart decisions they make as recreational writers in order to succeed in their academic and professional work. It is an all-in-one teaching tool and reference that shows students how to write effectively for any purpose.

The Concise St. Martin's Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 131910245X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 1218

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. The new Concise St. Martin’s Guide provides streamlined coverage of the six most commonly assigned genres in first-year composition—remembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation. The Concise Guide leads students through the writing process: "Guides to Reading" equip students to analyze a genre’s basic features, and Axelrod and Cooper’s distinctive "Guides to Writing" help students apply their analysis of reading to the development of their own writing projects. With more hands-on activities for critical reading and working with sources, greater emphasis on the rhetorical situation, and a fresh new design to show students the strategies they need at a glance, the Concise Guide helps students accomplish their writing goals from start to finish.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319087715

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 6884

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Whether you have years of experience as a teacher or are new to the classroom, you and your students can count on The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing to provide the support you need in first-year composition, with a rhetoric, an array of engaging readings, a research manual, and a handbook, all in a single book — and available online. Thousands of instructors and their students rely on the Guide’s proven approach because it works: the Guide’s acclaimed step-by-step writing guides to 9 different genres offer sure-fire invention strategies to get students started, sentence strategies to get students writing, and thoughtful revision strategies to help students make their writing their own, no matter what their major. With its hands-on activities for reading like a writer and working with sources, there is no better text to help students bridge reading analytically to successful writing in first-year composition and beyond. In keeping with the Guide’s tradition of innovation and based on instructor feedback about what assignments they give their students, the new edition integrates new types of writing that reflect the range of genres being assigned in first-year composition, including a reimagined Chapter 5 that provides a bridge from personal and expository to argumentative writing by following a scaffolded approach. The eleventh edition is available with LaunchPad for The St. Martin’s Guide to Writing, an online course space of pre-built units featuring the full e-book, tutorials, and adaptive LearningCurve activities to help students hone their understanding of reading and writing. To order or purchase the print text with LaunchPad, use ISBN 9781457698484 for the Cloth-bound version, ISBN 9781319016036 for the Paper-bound version, or ISBN 9781319016067 for the Short Edition.

Axelrod & Cooper's Concise Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312668902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 534

View: 9852

Adapted from the best-selling St. Martin’s Guide to Writing, Axelrod and Cooper’s Concise Guide to Writing provides streamlined versions of the chapters covering six of the most commonly assigned genres in the first-year writing course — remembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation. The careful integration of well-chosen readings with guided writing instruction in these chapters is complemented by coverage of strategies for reading, writing, and research in brief-but-complete chapters at the end of the book. Read the preface.

Writing from Sources

Author: Brenda Spatt

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602901

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 545

View: 960

Covering every step of research, writing, and documentation, Writing from Sources provides a complete guide to source-based writing. The book builds from fundamental skills -- such as annotating a passage -- to more demanding ones such as integrating sources smoothly into an original argument. Examples, exercises, and guidance throughout help students gain confidence with essential concepts, while numerous readings drawn from a variety of sources provide models and practice in every skill.

Rules for Writers with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319106102

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 8233

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it’s a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable—with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking. New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work. All of these improvements help student writers—but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor’s manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers.

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel,Michael H. Markel

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312485979

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 767

View: 5183

Comprehensive and truly accessible, Technical Communication guides students through planning, drafting, and designing the documents that will matter in their professional lives. Known for his student-friendly voice and eye for technology trends, Mike Markel addresses the realities of the digital workplace through fresh samples and cases, practical writing advice, and a companion Web site — TechComm Web — that continues to set the standard with content developed and maintained by the author. The text is also available in a convenient, affordable e-book format.

Patterns for College Writing

A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312676840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

View: 7963

Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.

How to Write Anything with Readings with 2016 MLA Update

A Guide and Reference

Author: John J. Ruszkiewicz,Jay T. Dolmage

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319114903

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1024

View: 8902

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Instructors at hundreds of colleges and universities have turned to How to Write Anything for clear, focused writing advice that gives students just what they need, when they need it. And students love it—because John Ruszkiewicz’s tone makes writing in any genre approachable, with a flexible, rhetorical framework for a range of common academic and real-world genres, and a reference with extra support for writing, research, design, style, and grammar. The new edition also gives students more support for writing portfolios, more help working with the concept of genre, and more emphasis on critical reading and writing—all essential to academic success. And you’ll find more teaching ideas and syllabi from the community of teachers led by coauthor Jay Dolmage. The result is everything you need to teach composition in a flexible and highly visual guide, reference, and reader.

The Writer's Harbrace Handbook

Author: Cheryl Glenn,Loretta Gray

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887913

Category: Education

Page: 944

View: 1401

THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 6th Edition, is grounded in the belief that an understanding of the rhetorical situation--the writer, reader, message, context, and opportunity for writing--provides the best starting point for effective writing and reading. This comprehensive handbook guides student writers in employing that rhetorical understanding as they choose the most effective information to include, the best arrangement of that information, and the most appropriate language to use. The text moves students through the steps that constitute successful writing, from finding appropriate topics and writing clear thesis statements to arranging ideas and developing initial drafts. THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK also provides several sample student papers in various disciplines, along with instruction for successfully completing similar assignments. This edition has been updated to address the criteria in the WPA Outcomes Statement for First-Year Composition (version 3.0). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Pocket Style Manual, 2016 MLA Update Edition

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319106110

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 8764

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Your students need clear, complete answers to their questions about research, writing, and grammar—and they often need them at a moment’s notice. As their teacher, you are their greatest resource, but you can’t be available 24/7. For help with work in class and at home and especially for questions at odd hours, students can turn to A Pocket Style Manual. The thoughtfully revised seventh edition makes it even easier for students to effectively and independently address their writing and research challenges. With 325 documentation models in four styles and coverage of drafting thesis statements, writing correctly and effectively, finding and evaluating sources, and writing research papers, A Pocket Style Manual supports writers across the disciplines. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. The LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual includes exercises, sample student writing, and LearningCurve game-like adaptive quizzing. To package LaunchPad Solo free with A Pocket Style Manual, use ISBN 978-1-319-01282-3.

Reading Critically, Writing Well

A Reader and Guide

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper,Alison M. Warriner

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 145764990X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 8311

Reading Critically, Writing Well helps students read for meaning and read like a writer, and it guides them as they apply what they’ve learned to their own writing. Each of the book’s 9 assignment chapters includes a genre-specific guide to reading that challenges students to analyze the authors’ techniques as well as a step-by-step guide to writing that helps them apply these techniques to their own essays in the genre. With 13 provocative new professional selections (plus 8 multimodal selections in e-Pages), an array of student models, hands-on activities for critical analysis and invention, and multiple opportunities for summary and synthesis, this text is the right choice for any instructor who wants to help students learn to read critically and write well. Now with e-Pages: multimodal reading selections that come alive online with videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more.

Understanding Cultural Geography

Places and traces

Author: Jon Anderson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317821394

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 3110

Understanding Cultural Geography: Places and Traces offers a comprehensive introduction to perhaps the most exciting and challenging area of human geography. By focusing on the notion of ‘place’ as a key means through which culture and identity is grounded, the book showcases the broad range of theories, methods and practices used within the discipline. This book not only introduces the reader to the rich and complex history of cultural geography, but also the key terms on which the discipline is built. From these insights, the book approaches place as an ‘ongoing composition of traces’, highlighting the dynamic and ever-changing nature of the world around us. The second edition has been fully revised and updated to incorporate recent literature and up-to-date case studies. It also adopts a new seven section structure, and benefits from the addition of two new chapters: Place and Mobility, and Place and Language. Through its broad coverage of issues such as age, race, scale, nature, capitalism, and the body, the book provides valuable perspectives into the cultural relationships between people and place. Anderson gives critical insights into these important issues, helping us to understand and engage with the various places that make up our lives. Understanding Cultural Geography is an ideal text for students being introduced to the discipline through either undergraduate or postgraduate degree courses. The book outlines how the theoretical ideas, empirical foci and methodological techniques of cultural geography illuminate and make sense of the places we inhabit and contribute to. This is a timely update on a highly successful text that incorporates a vast foundation of knowledge; an invaluable book for lecturers and students.

The Bedford Researcher

Author: Mike Palmquist

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312675127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 496

View: 2281

Tech-savvy and student-friendly, The Bedford Researcher addresses the kinds of writing students actually do and the kinds of sources they actually use, from multimodal projects and oral presentations to Web sites and digital databases. The Bedford Researcher strips away the complexities of research writing and offers the practical help students need to write with confidence while integrating electronic sources and tools into each stage of the process. The new fourth edition strengthens students’ grasp of the arguments at the core of their sources, helping them navigate the world of academic research writing.Order Smart Search Tutorials packaged with The Bedford Researcher, Fourth Edition using ISBN-13: 978-1-4576-3168-9.

A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage

Author: Larry Beason,Mark Lester

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312697791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 540

View: 7435

Presents lessons in learning English grammar.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Modern Language Association of America

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 336

View: 6937

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.