Evergreen A Guide to Writing with Readings

Author: Susan Fawcett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337097048
Release Date: 2016-10-05
Genre: Education

With carefully crafted instruction, engaging student models, and plentiful practice exercises, this best-selling text continues to provide the most effective paragraph-essay level writing instruction available. EVERGREEN is structured around Susan Fawcett's proven MAP (model-analysis-practice) format -- a guiding pedagogy featuring minimal inductive instruction followed by varied practice designed to improve students' confidence and learning outcomes. Known for its superior essay coverage, EVERGREEN demonstrates each of the nine rhetorical patterns with two student sample essays (one in the third person, and one in the first person), and a graphic organizer. The Eleventh Edition includes a new chapter focused on active reading strategies; more explanation of and practice for writing effective thesis statements; updated information about research and citing sources; and nine new high-interest readings in a variety of modes, with new post-reading questions and assignments. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Evergreen A Guide to Writing with Readings Compact Edition

Author: Susan Fawcett
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133708988
Release Date: 2011-06-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

EVERGREEN combines carefully crafted instruction, high-interest readings, and student models with numerous sequenced practices. This two-volume EVERGREEN COMPACT provides a convenient and portable alternative for instructors who prefer smaller-trim books for their students. The Evergreen Compact instruction book contains all instruction, writing assignments, art, and readings in the regular Evergreen Ninth Edition, but the practices have been moved to the Evergreen Compact Workbook; the workbook contains all practice exercises and visual images that relate to the practices. Each book has its own Annotated Instructor's Edition that provides answers and marginal annotations, Teaching Tips, ESL Tips, and Learning Styles Tips. 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

Author: Susan Blau
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780547151519
Release Date: 2008-12-18
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

WRITING IN THE WORKS (WITW) uses a real-world writing approach to intrigue and inspire students, showing them how to produce good writing (written work that people in the world at large would want to read) in a range of genres. The heart of the book is its 11 Assignment chapters, each covering a different real-world genre such as application essay, news article, editorial, proposal, public service message, and film review. WITW engages students and motivates them with its sophisticated visuals, timely readings, and obvious relevance and connection to the world beyond the university. Throughout, the authors treat students as serious writers, capable of writing for an actual audience beyond that of a composition instructor. Students write as if they will submit what they write for publication--or actually to submit what they write for publication. This real-world writing approach raises the stakes for students. They take the tasks more seriously when the assignments do not seem contrived and artificial and when this possibility of publication is in play. In fulfilling the real-world task, they learn genre conventions, audience, purpose, research, critical thinking, and style--skills directly transferable to the students' college writing and to the writing they will do for work and community. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Steps to Writing Well

Author: Jean Wyrick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133311317
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick’s rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick’s helpful instruction and the book’s professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the twelfth edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book’s successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


Author: Susan Fawcett
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 039547275X
Release Date: 1992-03
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyday Arguments A Guide to Writing and Reading Effective Arguments

Author: Katherine J. Mayberry
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9780618986750
Release Date: 2008-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Everyday Arguments combines a highly-practical, student-oriented argument rhetoric with an anthology of illustrative readings drawn from everyday life. Part I includes thirteen chapters devoted to the actual demonstration of how to write arguments--rangin

Writing Ten Core Concepts

Author: Robert P. Yagelski
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337517706
Release Date: 2016-12-05
Genre: Education

Robert P. Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons -- the core concepts -- that students must learn to become effective writers. The thorough integration of these core concepts and the space devoted to guiding students through the main composing assignments distinguishes this book from all other writing guides. The text introduces students to the key rhetorical moves of three essential aims of writing (analysis, argument, and narrative) and then offers applied assignment chapters that use the ten core concepts to guide students' thinking and writing. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. The second edition includes 21 new readings, new strategies for academic reading, a new section on summary-response essays, updated guidance on finding digital resources and on MLA documentation, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reading Keys

Author: Laraine E. Flemming
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285546032
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

READING KEYS - the first in a three-book reading series by Laraine Flemming - offers a comprehensive introduction to reading skills and strategies, from using context clues to identifying purpose and bias. Clear, accessible explanations present reading concepts without oversimplifying the process of reading comprehension. To ensure students' understanding, reading keys or summaries follow the explanations, breaking them down into manageable chunks. Throughout each chapter, a variety of steadily more difficult exercises assess students' understanding of the material and promote improved comprehension and critical-thinking skills. This incremental approach to instruction and assessment makes it easier for beginning readers to absorb and master new information. The Fourth Edition includes new chapters on analyzing arguments and sentence relationships. In addition, there is a greater emphasis on recognizing and understanding verbal clues to meaning, new discussions on how the brain learns and remembers new information, and several new engaging readings. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Business and Professional Writing A Basic Guide for Americans

Author: Paul MacRae
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781460405918
Release Date: 2016-05-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Straightforward, practical, and focused on realistic examples, Business and Professional Writing: A Basic Guide for Americans is an introduction to the fundamentals of professional writing. The book emphasizes clarity, conciseness, and plain language. Guidelines and templates for business correspondence, formal and informal reports, brochures and press releases, and oral presentations are included. Exercises guide readers through the process of creating and revising each genre, and helpful tips, reminders, and suggested resources beyond the book are provided throughout.

Writing for Television Radio and New Media

Author: Robert Hilliard
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285465074
Release Date: 2014-01-01
Genre: Art

WRITING FOR TELEVISION, RADIO, AND NEW MEDIA has been the leading work in its field for more than fifty years. Its frequently updated revisions, including the eleventh edition, combine the best principles and examples of the past with those of contemporary practice. Its thorough coverage of concepts, approaches, and techniques concentrates on the key media formats of commercials; news and sports; documentaries; reality programs; talk shows; interviews; music programs; corporate, educational, and children’s formats; and drama and sitcoms. The text also presents basic information that writers need to know about production techniques, demographics, copyrights, and career opportunities. /New material on social media allows today’s students to understand the continued importance of clear writing and shows them how their digital skills can transfer to career opportunities. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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.

The KnuckleHead s Guide to Escaping the Trap

Author: Amir Whitaker
ISBN: 0998216003
Release Date: 2016-10-03

Follow Amir's life-changing journey through a trilogy of challenges, as they mold him into an agent of change and civil rights lawyer. In the first chronicle, he rebounds from incarceration and expulsion from school, while evading the systems devastating his community. Next, he attends leading universities across the country for 12 years, while obtaining five college degrees. Finally, he visits 30 countries by his 30th birthday, while broadening his perspective and appreciation of the human spirit. 1) During the first 19 years of his life, Amir was engulfed in a war without realizing it. Poverty and the War on Drugs entrapped his neighborhood in a cycle of addiction, incarceration, and chaos. Dominating the drug trade as at age 15, brings the world to Amir fingertips--until a police raid results in him being arrested with his mother. Amir struggles through the remainder of his teenage years after being kicked out of school and lured back into the Trap. Follow this hard-fought journey of a boy with an unrelenting desire to overcome the odds in a warzone. Street Traveler: As a 22-year-old college student, Amir becomes the first person from his neighborhood to obtain a passport. An opportunity to visit Africa unleashes an addiction to traveling, culture shock, and worldly experiences that changes him forever. He becomes obsessed with a goal to visit 30 countries before his 30th birthday, and embarks on an eye-opening quest throughout all corners of the globe. Amir relies on "street smarts" to escape danger, explore forbidden places, and survive on a few dollars a day. Curiosity leads him to intriguing destinations across Asia, Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Caribbean. Million: Miraculously completing high school after being expelled, Amir reluctantly enrolls in community college. After his thirst for knowledge is awakened, he doubles his high school GPA and plunges into a 12-year college career across the country. In the process, Amir graduates from the top public university in New Jersey, receives his law degree from Florida's leading university in Miami, and obtains a doctorate in Los Angeles from one of the nation's top 25 universities.