College Writing Skills

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies
ISBN: PSU:000033646688
Release Date: 1984-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

College Writing Skills with Readings is supported by a student CD-ROM containing: All of the student material from the online learning center Video clips from the Annenberg telecourse Writers Interact in which instructors and students discuss various writing topics.

Essential Writing Skills for College and Beyond

Author: Charlene Gill
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 1599637596
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Reference

Provides tips and techniques for writing reports, term papers, and essays, including information about grammar, brainstorming, and research.

The Writer s Workplace with Readings Building College Writing Skills

Author: Sandra Scarry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285063843
Release Date: 2013-02-14
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: 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.

College Writing Skills

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072996269
Release Date: 2004-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Highly regarded and used by countless students, this effective rhetoric/handbook is ideal for writing courses that focus on the essay. The sixth edition features Langan's renowned clear writing style and a wide range of writing assignments and activities that reinforce the four essentials of good writing: unity, support, coherence, and sentence skills. College Writing Skills comes packaged with a free student CD-ROM, a free registration card for access to the Online Learning Center, and a free user's guide to help students gain the maximum benefit from the text and electronic materials. "I long ago lost count of the number of instructors who have told me that the four bases really work. When you explain the four bases to students and make the bases really clear with a lot of activities, students get it." - John Langan.

Common Places

Author: Lisa Hoeffner
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9781259192227
Release Date: 2014-09-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Together, Common Places content, the author-created teaching resources, and Connect Integrated Reading and Writing (a state-of-the-art learning technology product) represent a cohesive instructional framework to accelerate college readiness. With a seamlessly integrated foundation in reading and writing strategies, unique purpose-oriented projects for upper and lower level IRW courses, a fresh approach to grammar that emphasizes sentence combining and grammar in context, a step-by-step modeling approach guiding students to emulate the reading/writing cycle, and multiple features to promote metacognitive thinking, Common Places offers a flexible and adaptive approach suitable for any curriculum design or course sequence.

Landscapes Groundwork for College Reading

Author: Christine E. Carter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780495913160
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

LANDSCAPES is a comprehensive college reading preparatory text (spanning grade levels 8-10) that takes a metacognitive approach and focuses on how the brain processes information, often referred to as brain-based learning. Since metacognition can best be understood as thinking about thinking, the text consistently presents new information with written think alouds to model the thought process involved in applying skills and strategies to reading passages. Based on the premise that the brain learns best through organization of information, the text presents the recognition of text structure and organization as a fundamental skill--one that is especially important for students who have limited prior knowledge of a subject. This focus on text structure provides a scaffold onto which developmental-level readers can apply new knowledge. Information is presented in a carefully crafted sequence that serves to build upon prior knowledge and expand understanding of skills and strategies in a recursive manner. The knowledge of how we learn, the focus of the first chapter, permeates the text and informs the selection of strategies and skills to be introduced and mastered in a specific order. In addition, learning is treated as incremental, with the reader gradually taking more responsibility with each new chapter. While each chapter emphasizes carefully selected reading skills and strategies, thematic content for each chapter establishes solid background knowledge of and interest in the subject matter. Specific and relevant study skills and vocabulary skills are integrated within each chapter as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Engage College Reading

Author: Ivan Dole
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781413033175
Release Date: 2012-01-01
Genre: Education

Taking a holistic approach to developmental reading, ENGAGE: COLLEGE READING is the third book in a 3-book series, covering reading levels grades 10-12. It guides students through a stepped and incremental approach, activating background or prior knowledge as many of the skills students need to become critical readers are skills they already possess and use on a daily basis. Often using popular media as a springboard, Dole and Taggart show students how the skills used when watching television or movies can easily transfer to their academic reading. In this third book, Engage offers a much greater emphasis on critcal thinking, academic reading and reading for careers. Reviewers have lauded the inclusion of varied, interesting readings that will stimulate students' interest in reading and will provide them with background knowledge needed for the most popular college courses. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Successful College Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312676087
Release Date: 2011-12-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Because so many first-year writing students lack the basic skills the course demands, reading specialist McWhorter gives them steady guidance through the challenges they face in academic work. Successful College Writing offers extensive instruction in active and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 61 readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition. McWhorter’s unique visual approach to learning uses graphic organizers, revision flowcharts, and other visual tools to help students analyze texts and write their own essays. Her unique attention to varieties of learning styles also helps empower students, allowing them to identify their strengths and learning preferences. Read the preface.

Building Writing Skills the Hands on Way

Author: Jenia Walter
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305854772
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

BUILDING WRITING SKILLS THE HANDS-ON WAY, 1st Edition teaches you the skills you need to become a college-level writer, reader, and critical thinker. The book takes the grr out of grammar, provides helpful instruction on writing sentences and paragraphs, and makes the essay writing process clear by leading you through lessons that include engaging hands-on activities. The friendly, informal tone makes the book easy to read, and the real-world examples and exercises are drawn from a variety of life experiences and perspectives. In short, this book makes the learning process more fun, less intimidating, and more effective. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching Reading and Writing

Author: Shane Templeton
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ISBN: 0205456324
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

This book gives pre-service and experienced teachers the knowledge and tools they need to teach reading and writing effectively and engagingly in pre-K through grade 8 settings. Using a conversational tone to present a wealth of critical content, this book helps readers connect theory to practice through vignettes and sample lessons from real classrooms; authentic student work samples; ideas for using and integrating print-based and digital texts across the curriculum; and tools for organizing and managing a comprehensive, developmentally-responsive literacy program.

Teaching Developmental Writing

Author: Susan Naomi Bernstein
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312432836
Release Date: 2006-12-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The new edition of this comprehensive volume includes revised chapters on technology and the writing process and focuses on topics relevant to non-native speakers of English in the developmental writing course. Classic scholars from the field such as Mina Shaughnessy and June Jordan, along with several new voices, offer practical, sound insight for instructors both in and outside the classroom.

Improving Adult Literacy Instruction

Author: Committee on Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309219594
Release Date: 2012-03-26
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.

Reading and Study Skills

Author: John Langan
Publisher: McGraw-Hill College
ISBN: 0070364400
Release Date: 1997-10-01
Genre: Education

This text covers the essential reading and study skills needed for success in college courses and teaches students how to closely study, skim and read rapidly, depending on study goals and the nature of the material. Intended for use on undergraduate English courses. Sixth revised edition.