College Writing Skills with Readings

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077819088
Release Date: 2013-01-04
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Grounded in John LanganËs Four Bases Ë unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support Ë College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

Real Skills with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457698188
Release Date: 2015-11-20
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance for writing paragraphs. Motivating students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill, the text uses real-world examples, assignments, and readings to help students relate writing to all aspects of their lives. The fourth edition builds on suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country. Streamlined with a new design, the text features even more emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills, with new guided reading support in every chapter and more samples by real student writers. Additional skill-specific practice is available by packaging Real Skills with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, our newest set of online multimedia content and assessments, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Use ISBN 1319051928 to order Real Skills with Readings and LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.

The Writer s Workplace with Readings Building College Writing Skills

Author: Sandra Scarry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285063843
Release Date: 2013-01-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Covering concepts from grammar through essay writing, THE WRITER’S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS is the most comprehensive and engaging text available for the beginning writing student. Based on many years of classroom teaching and research, this approachable text reflects the authors’ goal of building and sustaining students’ confidence in their writing by breaking down difficult writing concepts into easy-to-read, step-by-step explanations. Mastery Tests at the end of each grammar and mechanics chapter reinforce new concepts, and Working Together activities provide instructors with easy-to-incorporate lessons designed for group work and lively class discussions. Writing examples and exercises new to the Eighth Edition include high interest topics such as the increasing disparity between rich and poor, television programming, student debt, and being realistic when choosing career goals. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Real Skills with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319017507
Release Date: 2015-11-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance for writing paragraphs. Motivating students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill, the text uses real-world examples, assignments, and readings to help students relate writing to all aspects of their lives. The fourth edition builds on suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country. Streamlined with a new design, the text features even more emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills, with new guided reading support in every chapter and more samples by real student writers.

Real Essays with Readings with 2009 MLA Update

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312607555
Release Date: 2009-06-23
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates. Real Essays with Readings is the essay-level book in Susan Anker’s highly successful series of writing texts that motivate students with their message that writing is an essential skill in college and in real life — and that this skill is achievable. Anker’s advice, examples, and assignments show the relevance of writing to all aspects of students’ lives, and profiles of former students prove that success is attainable. Like all the books in the Anker series, Real Essays presents writing in logical, manageable increments: step-by-step writing guides and a focus on the "four basics" of each mode of writing keep students from becoming overwhelmed. Real Essays maintains its emphasis on what really matters by focusing on the four most serious errors (fragments, run-ons, subject-verb agreement problems, and verb form problems). Real Essays gives students what they need to succeed in college and become stronger academic writers.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Author: Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309219600
Release Date: 2012-04-09
Genre: Education

A high level of literacy in both print and digital media is required for negotiating most aspects of 21st-century life, including supporting a family, education, health, civic participation, and competitiveness in the global economy. Yet, more than 90 million U.S. adults lack adequate literacy. Furthermore, only 38 percent of U.S. 12th graders are at or above proficient in reading. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction synthesizes the research on literacy and learning to improve literacy instruction in the United States and to recommend a more systemic approach to research, practice, and policy. The book focuses on individuals ages 16 and older who are not in K-12 education. It identifies factors that affect literacy development in adolescence and adulthood in general, and examines their implications for strengthening literacy instruction for this population. It also discusses technologies for learning that can assist with multiple aspects of teaching, assessment,and accommodations for learning. There is inadequate knowledge about effective instructional practices and a need for better assessment and ongoing monitoring of adult students' proficiencies, weaknesses, instructional environments, and progress, which might guide instructional planning. Improving Adult Literacy Instruction recommends a program of research and innovation to validate, identify the boundaries of, and extend current knowledge to improve instruction for adults and adolescents outside school. The book is a valuable resource for curriculum developers, federal agencies such as the Department of Education, administrators, educators, and funding agencies.

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

Author: Charlene Gill
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781599637655
Release Date: 2014-03-18
Genre: Reference

Hone Your Writing Skills for Success in College and in Life! Every student knows that writing a successful college paper is no small undertaking. To make the grade, you need to express your ideas clearly and concisely. So how do you do it? In Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond, you'll learn down-to-earth strategies for organizing your thoughts, researching the right sources, getting it down on paper...and earning an A. Write any type of college paper: Techniques for writing term papers, essays, creative assignments, and more. Improve your writing: Brainstorm ideas, research like a pro, draft and structure your paper, and polish your writing. Master the nuts and bolts: Avoid common mistakes in grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Turn it in on time: Stay organized with timelines tailored for a variety of papers. Take it to the next level: Get advice for writing effectively after graduation and on the job. College writing may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter what your major or field of study, Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond will help you take charge of your writing, your grades, and your path to success.

Real Writing with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319003203
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Writing delivers a powerful message to students: Good writing skills are both attainable and essential. Concise "Four Basics" boxes and engaging paragraph- and essay-writing chapters present the writing process in clear, easy-to-follow steps. Readings that resonate with students’ everyday lives are threaded throughout, with examples ranging from student papers to workplace writing and professional essays. The Four Most Serious Errors and other sentence-level chapters cover grammar in a lively and supportive way, with plenty of opportunities for practice and application. As always, Susan Anker encourages students to connect what they learn with their own goals and with the needs and expectations of the larger world. With this new edition, we asked users to recommend writing samples and candidates for Profiles in Success, a feature that highlights former students in a variety of professions and how they use writing in their jobs, and the resulting book illustrates the diversity of the students and instructors who have been using the book for years.

Service Learning at the American Community College

Author: A. Traver
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137355737
Release Date: 2014-10-22
Genre: Education

This volume brings together a breadth of new research on how service-learning - combining community-based experiential learning with classroom instruction - can best be employed at community colleges. It discusses outcomes and best practices for all involved, covers both theory and practice, and draws on both qualitative and quantitative methods.

Real Writing

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457634604
Release Date: 2013-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

With efficient and engaging instruction and a consistent focus on why writing matters in the real world, Real Writing delivers a powerful message to students: Good writing skills are both achievable and essential. Concise Four Basics boxes and engaging paragraph- and essay-writing chapters present writing instruction in clear, manageable increments. The Four Most Serious Errors and other sentence-level chapters cover grammar in a lively and supportive way, with abundant opportunities for practice and application. As always, Susan Anker encourages students to connect what they learn with their own goals and with the needs and expectations of the larger world. In Profiles of Success, former students, now employed in a variety of professions, speak frankly about their experiences in school and after graduation, with examples of the types of writing their current jobs require. In this edition, Anker does far more to build students' critical thinking, critical reading, and argument skills and adds innovative new assignments, readings, and visuals.

Real Esssays with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457688829
Release Date: 2014-11-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Essays puts essay writing in a real-world context, showing students that critical writing, reading, and thinking skills are both attainable and essential to student success. Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. This new edition has expanded rhetorical situation coverage, emphasizing the rhetorical triangle (audience, purpose, and author), and helping students think and read more critically. In addition, even more situational writing from the workplace showcases how students will use writing beyond the classroom. Profiles of Success from former students, over forty professional and student readings (50% new), and proven step-by-step grammar and writing instruction, energize and encourage students while giving them the support they need. With a simplified design, this updated version of Real Essays helps students realize their goals and gives instructors the support and tools they need to help them reach those goals.

Real Reading and Writing

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781457688706
Release Date: 2014-12-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Reading and Writing puts both reading skills and writing skills in a real-world context, showing students that good writing, reading, and thinking skills are both achievable and essential to their success in college and beyond. Miriam Moore, a developmental and ESL specialist from Lord Fairfax Community College, collaborated with Susan Anker to provide students with an integrated reading and writing package. Students connect reading and writing with their real lives through practical examples, model writing samples, and readings that are both engaging and relevant to their lives. To keep students from getting overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important concepts in each area, such as the Four Basics of the Reading and Writing Process; Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; the Four Most Serious Errors in the grammar section; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis

Writing Paragraphs and Essays Integrating Reading Writing and Grammar Skills

Author: Joy Wingersky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781413033465
Release Date: 2008-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Help students master paragraph and essay development with WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND ESSAYS, 6e. Successfully class-tested by thousands of students, the text presents the steps needed to create effective introductions, support paragraphs, and strong conclusions. Engage your students in various elements of the writing process with explanations, new visual prompts, and real-life models and applications that build their confidence and get them writing immediately. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Wasser f r die Elefanten

Author: Sara Gruen
Publisher: Dumont Buchverlag
ISBN: 9783832185657
Release Date: 2011-04-20
Genre: Fiction

Gegen alle Widerstände - die märchenhafte Liebesgeschichte von Jacob und Marlena Amerika, 1931, die Wirtschaftskrise hat das Land fest im Griff. Der junge Tierarzt Jacob steht nach dem Unfalltod seiner Eltern vor dem Nichts. Verzweifelt springt er auf irgendeinen Zug auf – und landet bei Benzinis spektakulärster Show der Welt, einem drittklassigen Wanderzirkus. Unter Artisten, menschlichen Kuriositäten, den überall hinter den Kulissen schuftenden Arbeitern und den wunderbaren Tieren der Menagerie findet Jacob rasch Freunde. Und bald verliert er auch sein Herz: an die zauberhafte Dressurreiterin Marlena – und fast gleichermaßen an Rosie, eine reizende, verfressene Elefantendame, die hartnäckig jedes Kunststück verweigert. Leider ist Rosies Sturheit in den Hungerzeiten der Großen Depression ein echtes Problem – wenn auch kein so großes wie Marlenas gefährlich eifersüchtiger Ehemann. «Eine großartige Geschichte – spannend, unterhaltend, bewegend, komisch, traurig, wie eine richtig gute Vorstellung in einem Weltklassezirkus.» CHRISTINE WESTERMANN, WDR