Composing to Communicate A Student s Guide 2016 MLA Update

Author: Robert Saba
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337280914
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre: Education

Meeting your students where they are, COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT’S GUIDE prepares and engages an increasingly varied first-year composition classroom, in which all students need to achieve the same course outcomes but are not all learning at the same skill level. The fundamental concept behind COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT’S GUIDE is that writing is a communication skill grounded in problem solving. The textbook uses accessible language and opportunities for practice to help students conceptualize writing tasks with key communication goals in mind and become more confident, efficient, and effective writers, in college and in their professional lives. Writing project chapters cover evaluations, arguments, narratives, profiles, literary analyses, and researched writing, and include chapters focused on community engagement and vital 21st century literacy skills. Every Part 2 chapter shows real student work in proposal and final draft, and includes an interview with the student writer. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Composing to Communicate

Author: Robert Saba
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337287512
Release Date: 2016-06-01
Genre:

COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT'S GUIDE takes a conversational, "how to" approach to show you how writing connects to your academic and career goals. The textbook's jargon-free instruction provides you with accessible strategies that can be applied to all of your college writing tasks. The textbook focuses on teaching you how you can use writing and communicating to solve real problems and address issues that matter to you. It supports this theme by presenting student writing samples that demonstrate how writing for class can be more than just an academic exercise. Learning objectives open each chapter so you can focus on the most important points. The variety of writing projects, readings, and interviews with student writers aim to make your composition course more interesting than you may have imagined it could be. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

The St Martin s Handbook

Author: Andrea A. Lunsford
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312602932
Release Date: 2011-02-11
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Technical Communication

Author: Mike Markel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312485972
Release Date: 2009-02-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

Hodges Harbrace Handbook 2016 MLA Update

Author: Cheryl Glenn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337279512
Release Date: 2017-05-24
Genre: Education

Continuously evolving to address the needs of today's students, THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 19th Edition, guides student writers in developing their understanding of the rhetorical situation. This understanding enables even those students with minimal experience or confidence in their writing to learn to write more effectively--to choose the most pertinent information, arrange it well, and use the most appropriate language when writing for an audience. This grammar-first handbook provides comprehensive coverage of grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research--all presented in the context of rhetorical concerns, including the writer, reader, message, context, and purpose. Like all of its predecessors, the nineteenth edition provides both teachers and students the ease of reference and attention to detail that have made the HARBRACE handbooks THE standard of reliability since 1941. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Writing in the Works 2016 MLA Update

Author: Susan Blau
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337281034
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Education

In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool. At the same time, they have updated the content and the spirit of the book for the contemporary writing environment. Students learn to write for the digital world—where visual and verbal messages are inseparable—and do so by exploring serious ideas that will engage a real-world audience. Throughout the book, and in three new chapters, the authors emphasize the skills of synthesizing, defining, and evaluating—skills central to the development of good academic writing and good real-world writing. Students are encouraged to take chances, think big thoughts, and practice skills which will prepare them to ride the global communications wave as more confident, capable writers. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Workplace Communications

Author: George J. Searles
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134701305
Release Date: 2017-01-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For courses in Professional Communication and Workplace Writing. This version of The Curious Writer has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* After teaching a course to college students pursuing trade careers, George Searles realized his students needed a book that focused on practical applications, rather than theory--and that explored workplace communication in a user-friendly tone. Workplace Communications: The Basics takes a down-to-earth approach to writing and communicating on the job, teaching the essentials in an accessible style appropriate for any student or course. The clear, concise nature of the book meets the needs of not only its originally intended audience, but the needs of students taking technical communication at a wide range of institutions for any major as well. The Seventh Edition retains and enhances the text's pedagogical aids, rich examples, and practical exercises, preparing students to communicate successfully in any workplace environment. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the "increasing mobility of texts," MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following.

Writing in the Works 2016 MLA Update

Author: Susan Blau
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337517737
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Education

In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool. At the same time, they have updated the content and the spirit of the book for the contemporary writing environment. Students learn to write for the digital world—where visual and verbal messages are inseparable—and do so by exploring serious ideas that will engage a real-world audience. Throughout the book, and in three new chapters, the authors emphasize the skills of synthesizing, defining, and evaluating—skills central to the development of good academic writing and good real-world writing. Students are encouraged to take chances, think big thoughts, and practice skills which will prepare them to ride the global communications wave as more confident, capable writers. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Writer s Harbrace Handbook 2016 MLA Update

Author: Cheryl Glenn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337279635
Release Date: 2016-09-14
Genre: Education

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). This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Bedford Researcher

Author: Mike Palmquist
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312675127
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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.

The Pop Culture Zone

Author: Allison D. Smith
Publisher:
ISBN: 133728422X
Release Date: 2016-08-03
Genre:

Why bring pop culture into the composition classroom? Because it's something you know and can get passionate about. THE POP CULTURE ZONE: WRITING CRITICALLY ABOUT POPULAR CULTURE, 2nd Edition, focuses on your relationship with pop culture - such as film, television, social networks, and advertisements - and how that relationship can help you become a better critical thinker, reader, and writer. You'll learn to summarize your views effectively, listen to viewpoints that are different from your own, compare and contrast, and present ideas in a way that creates a continuing conversation of ideas. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

The Writer s Harbrace Handbook

Author: Cheryl Glenn
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305887916
Release Date: 2016-01-01
Genre: Education

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.