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: 4454

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 Concise St. Martin's Guide to Writing

A PDF-style e-Book

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457687232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 1811

The new Concise St. Martins Guide provides streamlined coverage of the six most commonly assigned genres in first-year compositionremembering 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 genres basic features, and Axelrod and Coopers 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.

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: 810

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.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing Short Edition

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319030289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

View: 2097

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.

The St. Martin's Guide to Teaching Writing

Author: Cheryl Glenn,Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457622632

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 2831

This guide to teaching writing and to major theoretical issues—including current central concerns of rhetoric and composition—contains a brief anthology of scholarly essays and coverage of constructing successful assignments using visual, oral, and electronic texts; teaching multilingual writers; and using technology in the writing classroom. This new edition includes additional practical advice for dealing with classroom issues and helpful guidance for sequencing assignments, teaching revision, using online peer review, and working toward student transference of knowledge and skills.

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: 1077

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.

A Pocket Guide to Writing in History

Author: Mary Lynn Rampolla

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312610416

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6708

An essential writing, reading, and research tool for all history students, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History offers a best-selling combination of concise yet comprehensive advice in a portable and accessible format. This quick-reference guide provides a practical introduction to typical history assignments, exercising critical reading skills, evaluating and documenting sources, writing effective history papers, conducting research, and avoiding plagiarism. Building on its time-tested approach, the seventh edition offers expanded, hands-on guidance for writing and researching in the digital age, and additional coverage on working with primary and secondary sources.

The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors

Author: Leigh Ryan,Lisa Zimmerelli

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319054048

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

View: 2640

With expanded coverage of teaching in the information age and teaching multilingual writers, as well as a new chapter on research in the writing center, the Sixth Edition of The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors addresses the needs of writing tutors as both teachers and scholars. This concise and practical introduction to tutoring in today’s diverse, multimodal writing environment includes numerous exercises and activities to help tutors develop their tutoring techniques and reflect on their teaching philosophies. Meanwhile, cartoons and tutoring examples throughout the text engage and entertain both experienced users and new tutors alike.

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: 6677

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: 2108

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.

Finding Your Writer's Voice

A Guide to Creative Fiction

Author: Thaisa Frank,Dorothy Wall

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250093406

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 8631

An illuminating guide to finding one's most powerful writing tool, Finding Your Writer's Voice helps writers learn to hear the voices that are uniquely their own. Mixing creative inspiration with practical advice about craft, the book includes chapters on: Accessing raw voice Listening to voices of childhood, public and private voices, and colloquial voices Working in first and third person: discovering a narrative persona Using voice to create characters Shaping one's voice into the form of a story Reigniting the energy of voice during revision

40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology

Author: Beverly Lawn

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319110428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

View: 4303

40 Short Stories, part of the highly successful Bedford/St. Martin's portable series of anthologies and guides, continues to offer a diverse selection of classic and contemporary short fiction for a low price. Editorial features — such as instruction on how to write about fiction and a glossary of literary terms — are located in the back of the book so the focus can remain on the stories. The stories themselves are arranged chronologically to help students trace the evolution of the short story genre. This book's small size, low price, and versatility make it the perfect anthology for a variety of courses, including introduction to fiction, creative writing, introduction to literature, or literature-based composition.

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: 5649

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 St. Martin's Pocket Guide to Research and Documentation

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford,Marcia Muth

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9780312442255

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 2095

Research help for more than twenty-five disciplines, with five documentation styles and sample papers

The Book of Margery Kempe

Author: N.A

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191510157

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 3768

'Alas that I ever did sin! It is so merry in Heaven!' The Book of Margery Kempe (c. 1436-8) is the extraordinary account of a medieval wife, mother, and mystic. Known as the earliest autobiography written in the English language, Kempe's Book describes the dramatic transformation of its heroine from failed businesswoman and lustful young wife to devout and chaste pilgrim. She vividly describes her prayers and visions, as well as the temptations in daily life to which she succumbed before dedicating herself to her spiritual calling. She travelled to the most holy sites of the medieval world, including Rome and Jerusalem. In her life and her boisterous devotion, Kempe antagonized many of those around her; yet she also garnered friends and supporters who helped to record her experiences. Her Book opens a window on to the medieval world, and provides a fascinating portrait of one woman's life, aspirations, and prayers. This new translation preserves the forceful narrative voice of Kempe's Book and includes a wide-ranging introduction and useful notes. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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: 5719

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