From Inquiry to Academic Writing

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312601409
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Explains academic writing as a clear, step-by-step process that one can use in any college course.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312601416
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic writing is a conversation — a collaborative exchange of ideas to pursue new knowledge. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join in. The extensive thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held throughout the academy and in the culture at large. Read the preface.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319114442
Release Date: 2014-12-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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. First-year college students are challenged by academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing that are new to them.Composition instructors are equally challenged by having to introduce, explain, and justify academic methods and conventions to students. From Inquiry to Academic Writing aids both students and teachers with a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach that effectively demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing.

Writing a Research Paper in Political Science

Author: Lisa A. Baglione
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483376172
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Political Science

In Writing a Research Paper in Political Science, author Lisa Baglione breaks down the research paper into its constituent parts and shows students precisely how to complete each component. The author provides encouragement at each stage and faces pitfalls head on, giving advice and examples so that students move through each task successfully. Students are shown how to craft the right research question, find good sources and properly summarize them, operationalize concepts, design good tests for their hypotheses, and present and analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Even writing an introduction, coming up with effective headings and titles, presenting a conclusion, and the important steps of editing and revising are covered. Practical summaries, recipes for success, worksheets, exercises, and a series of handy checklists make this a must-have supplement for any writing-intensive political science course. In this Third Edition, updated sample research topics come from American government, gender studies, comparative politics, and international relations. And now, more extensive materials are available on the web, including checklists and worksheets that help students tackle each step, calendar ideas to help them complete their paper on time, and a glossary.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing A Text and Reader 2016 MLA Update Edition

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319114459
Release Date: 2016-08-19
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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. First-year college students are challenged by academic culture and its ways of reading, thinking, and writing that are new to them. Composition instructors are equally challenged by having to introduce, explain, and justify academic methods and conventions to students. From Inquiry to Academic Writing aids both students and teachers with a practical and now widely proven step-by-step approach that effectively demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing. The book further includes an extensive thematic reader that brings students into interdisciplinary debates that not only bear on their college careers but also reflect larger cultural issues that they will encounter outside the academy.?

The Elements of Academic Style

Author: Eric Hayot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231537414
Release Date: 2014-08-26
Genre: Reference

Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

Stylish Academic Writing

Author: Helen Sword
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674069138
Release Date: 2012-04-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.

Empirical Research and Writing

Author: Leanne C. Powner
Publisher: CQ Press
ISBN: 9781483370668
Release Date: 2014-11-04
Genre: Political Science

Students can easily misstep when they first begin to do research. Leanne C. Powner’s new title Empirical Research and Writing: A Student's Practical Guide provides valuable advice and guidance on conducting and writing about empirical research. Chapter by chapter, students are guided through the key steps in the research process. Written in a lively and engaging manner and with a dose of humor, this practical text shows students exactly how to choose a research topic, conduct a literature review, make research design decisions, collect and analyze data, and then write up and present the results. The book's approachable style and just-in-time information delivery make it a text students will want to read, and its wide-ranging and surprisingly sophisticated coverage will make it an important resource for their later coursework.

Literacy as a Civil Right

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 0820488682
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Social Science

The urgency to create equity in schools has never been greater, especially since legislators are considering the re-authorization of No Child Left Behind as a means to eliminating the achievement gap. Studies continue to show that increased standards, testing, and accountability have simply maintained the status quo. In response, this book proposes alternative ways of addressing these educational inequities, taking an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complex historical, social, and global issues that stand in the way of ensuring that all students have access to literacy - issues that policy makers and educators can no longer ignore. "Literacy as a Civil Right "assembles an impressive group of essays that broaden the conversation taking place about school reform, unmasking an ideology that maintains unequal relations of power in school and society. The ideas presented here will help readers re-imagine success in schools by understanding the possibilities that grow from a democratic vision of education. Together, this book provides an alternative framework to increased testing, offering a more humane vision of education that values agency, rigor, civic responsibility, and democracy.

Successful Academic Writing

Author: Anneliese A. Singh
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781462529421
Release Date: 2017-05-09
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Using rich examples and engaging pedagogical tools, this book equips students to master the challenges of academic writing in graduate school and beyond. The authors delve into nitty-gritty aspects of structure, style, and language, and offer a window onto the thought processes and strategies that strong writers rely on. Essential topics include how to: identify the audience for a particular piece of writing; craft a voice appropriate for a discipline-specific community of practice; compose the sections of a qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-methods research article; select the right peer-reviewed journal for submitting an article; and navigate the publication process. Readers are also guided to build vital self-coaching skills in order to stay motivated and complete projects successfully. User-Friendly Features *Exercises (with answers) analyzing a variety of texts. *Annotated excerpts from peer-reviewed journal articles. *Practice opportunities that help readers apply the ideas to their own writing projects. *Personal reflections and advice on common writing hurdles. *End-of-chapter Awareness and Action Reminders with clear steps to take.

Humor

Author: Kathleen Volk Miller
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199362688
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Read. Write. Oxford. From Jerry Seinfeld's legendary standup to Kristen Wiig's sidesplitting impersonations, Humor: A Reader for Writers explores the key patterns and features within numerous comedic sources in order to show how jokes work. This survey looks at comedy in a variety of genres including popular media, academic essays, personal narratives, fiction, and poetry. Developed for the freshman composition course, Humor: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and cultural reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in discussions about humor. Humor: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing

Author: Stuart Greene
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312601416
Release Date: 2011-07-06
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Academic writing is a conversation — a collaborative exchange of ideas to pursue new knowledge. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join in. The extensive thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held throughout the academy and in the culture at large. Read the preface.

Academic Writing

Author: Stephen Bailey
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781351690577
Release Date: 2017-12-06
Genre: Education

Now in its fifth edition, Academic Writing helps international students succeed in writing essays and reports for their English-language academic courses. Thoroughly revised and updated, it is designed to let teachers and students easily find the topics they need, both in the classroom and for self-study. The book consists of five parts: The Writing Process Elements of Writing Language Issues Vocabulary for Writing Writing Models The first part explains and practises every stage of essay writing, from choosing the best sources, reading and note-making, through to referencing and proofreading. The four remaining parts, organised alphabetically, can be taught in conjunction with the first part or used on a remedial basis. A progress check at the end of each part allows students to assess their learning. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. New topics in this edition include Writing in Groups, Written British and American English, and Writing Letters and Emails. In addition, the new interactive website has a full set of teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Additional features of the book include: Models provided for writing tasks such as case studies and essays Use of authentic academic texts from a wide range of disciplines Designed for self-study as well as classroom use Useful at both undergraduate and postgraduate level Glossary to explain technical terms, plus index Written to deal with the specific language issues faced by international students, this practical, user-friendly book is an invaluable guide to academic writing in English.

A Student s Guide to Academic Writing

Author: Michael O'Brien Moran
Publisher:
ISBN: 0133952185
Release Date: 2014-05-15
Genre:

Note: If you are purchasing¿an¿electronic version, MyWritingLab does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyWritingLab, please visit www.mywritinglab.com, or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyWritingLab by searching for ISBN 10: 013398284X / ISBN 13: 9780133982848. A Student's Guide to Academic Writing assists college and university students as they learn to write an academic essay in a new writing environment. Placing an emphasis on decision making and problem solving, the authors teach students to identify the writing purpose, the audience, and the decisions they need to make to both fulfill the writing purpose and satisfy the intended audience. This unique approach empowers students by teaching them the skills necessary to make effective decisions about their own writing and thus become more effective writers.

Grammar to Get Things Done

Author: Darren Crovitz
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781134836871
Release Date: 2016-11-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

CO-PUBLISHED BY ROUTLEDGE AND THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF ENGLISH Grammar to Get Things Done offers a fresh lens on grammar and grammar instruction, designed for middle and secondary pre-service and in-service English teachers. It shows how form, function, and use can help teachers move away from decontextualized grammar instruction (such as worksheets and exercises emphasizing rule-following and memorizing conventional definitions) and begin considering grammar in applied contexts of everyday use. Modules (organized by units) succinctly explain common grammatical concepts. These modules help English teachers gain confidence in their own understanding while positioning grammar instruction as an opportunity to discuss, analyze, and produce language for real purposes in the world. An important feature of the text is attention to both the history of and current attitudes about grammar through a sociocultural lens, with ideas for teachers to bring discussions of language-as-power into their own classrooms.