Quick Access

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Pearson Education Canada
ISBN: 9780205982783
Release Date: 2014-02-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Note: If you are purchasing an electronic version, MyWritingLab: Composition does not come automatically packaged with it. To purchase MyWritingLab: Composition, please visit http://www.mywritinglab.com or you can purchase a package of the physical text and MyWritingLab: Composition by searching for ISBN 10: 0133806553 / ISBN 13: 9780133806557. The fifth Canadian edition of Quick Access: Reference for Writers provides students with fast access to information about the writing process including writing research papers, documenting sources, writing for the web, writing using visuals, mastering grammar, and using correct punctuation. The new edition reinforces the clear and helpful writing advice that has made this text so successful over the years with new and useful chapters on writing commonly assigned papers. Forward-thinking research coverage is supported by the most current MLA, APA, and CMS example citations.

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Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134123506
Release Date: 2016-01-10
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For courses in first-year composition. The most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and other issues important to today's students Perfect for students seeking support at any stage of the writing process, Quick Access: Reference for Writers, Eighth Edition continues its emphasis on critical thinking and reading as fundamental skills, integral to quality writing and sound research practices. Trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse provide everything that composition students need -- how to write college papers, use and document sources, write online, write with visuals, master grammar, and use correct punctuation. Designed for easy use and speedy entry into all topics, this book welcomes students into a conversation about becoming better writers. Also available with MyWritingLab(tm) MyWritingLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyWritingLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyWritingLab search for: 0134140168 / 9780134140162 Quick Access Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card 0134123506 / 9780134123509 Quick Access

Writing in the Disciplines

Author: Mary Lynch Kennedy
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205726623
Release Date: 2011-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This rhetoric/anthology instructs college students in how to read academic texts with understanding and how to use them as sources for papers in a variety of disciplines. In Writing in the Disciplines, Mary Kennedy and William Kennedy emphasize academic writing as ongoing conversations in multiple genres, and do so in the context of WPA Outcomes. The rhetoric chapters teach critical reading, paraphrasing, summarizing, quoting, writing process, synthesizing, analyzing, researching, and developing arguments. The anthology balances journal articles with works by public intellectuals in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities.

Simon Schuster Handbook for Writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134150703
Release Date: 2016-01-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For courses in first-year composition. The most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and other issues important to today’s readers. The Eleventh Edition of the Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers , from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, continues its emphasis on critical thinking and reading as fundamental skills, integral to quality writing and sound research practices. This handbook provides all the information that readers need – how to write papers, use and document sources, write online, write with visuals, master grammar, and use correct punctuation. Designed for easy use and speedy entry into all topics, this book welcomes readers into a conversation about becoming better writers, and makes them feel supported every step of the way. Also available with MyWritingLab™ This title is also available with MyWritingLab, an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts. In addition to the full eText, activities directly from the text are available within MyWritingLab. These include written assignments, readings from the text, review exercises, and more. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134140176 / 9780134140179 Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers Plus MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 11/e Package consists of: 0133954706 / 9780133954708 MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0134172825 / 9780134172828 Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers

Simon and Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131128523
Release Date: 2003-07-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

PREFACE TO STUDENTS A personal message from Lynn Troyka to students Many of you as writers have much in common with me. Sure, I've been writing longer, so I've had more practice, and lots of rules are cemented in my head by this time (though some stubbornly refuse to stick, and I still need to look them up). Rather, our shared experiences during the act of writing define our commonalities. After all, we're each trying to put into words ideas worthy of someone else's taking the time to read them. When I write, I'm often unsure of how to begin (starting in the middle and then working backward and forward usually helps). Not infrequently, I'm stuck for examples sufficiently effective to get my point across (running my thoughts past my friends can often get me going). Somewhat regularly, the precise expression that I'm looking for eludes me as I rummage through the clutter of words in my mind (using a thesaurus commonly helps me sort things out, as long as I attend to the subtle differences in meanings of synonyms). I offer this book to you as my partners in the process of writing, hoping that its pages suggest strategies that enhance your abilities to give voice to your thoughts. You're always welcome to write me [email protected] express your reactions to my book and to share your own experiences as a writer. I'd like to end this message with a personal story. When I was an undergraduate years ago, handbooks weren't as common as they are now. Questions about writing nagged at me, and no one seemed to have the answers I sought. One day, browsing through the library, I found a dust-covered book sitting on the wrong shelf. Its title included the words "handbook" and "writers." I read that book hungrily and often. Back then, I could never have imagined that someday I might write such a book myself. Now that I've completed theSimon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers,Fourth Edition, I'm amazed that I ever had the nerve to begin. What this proves to me—and I hope to you—is that anyone can write. Students don't always believe that. I hope you will. With cordial regards, Lynn Troyka HOW TO USE QUICK ACCESS YourSimon & Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writersis a reference book, like a dictionary or an encyclopedia. STEP 1 Scan the following lists to decide where to start looking. Scan the Divider Directory inside the front cover. Scan the Quick View Contents inside the fold-out back cover. Scan the detailed contents on the back of each divider. Scan the list of boxes at the back of the book. Scan the index at the back of the book. STEP 2 Find a number tied to the information you want. Find the number of the chapter. Find the number-letter combination of your question. Find the page number of the box you want. STEP 3 Check page elements illustrated on the opposite page. Check the chapter number in the tinted rectangle. Check the page number at the top of page. Check for your question and its number-letter combination. Check for a box number and/or title. STEP 4 Read and use the special features. Read terms in small capital letters as being defined in the "Terms Glossary" on pages 467-485. Read Alerts, Computer Tips, and cross-references. PREFACE TO INSTRUCTORS What's NEW in the Fourth Edition NEW Companion Website™powered byMy Handbook locatedatwww.prenhall.com/troikaoffers: Quick AccessE-Book available online24/7 in a searchable format that enables users to find information quickly and easily. A self-graded diagnostic testthat helps students identify specific problem areas by creating for each student a personalized online handbook calledMy Handbookand by offering tutorial-style exercises. A progress checker, available to instructors, assists in monitoring students' progress. Hundreds of interactive, text-tied, and self-graded exercises,which include editing activities. Access toResearch Navigator™designed especially to help students use their research time efficiently and effectively. It facilitates and offers three exclusive databases filled with relevant and reliable source material, including EBSCO'sContentSelect™Academic Journal Database, theNew York TimesSearch-by-Subject Archive, and theBest of the WebLink Library. NEW Discussion of the research process increased from five to six chapters.Provides the latest information about developing a research project, building a search strategy, finding and evaluating library resources, finding and evaluating online resources, avoiding plagiarism, and writing the research paper. NEW More highly developed discussion of practical ways to avoid plagiarism(Chapter 26), emphasizing the students' role as student-scholars. Suggests how students can check whether their paraphrases and summaries are sufficiently revised from their original sources. NEW Up-to-date documentation guidelines, including MLA 2003 and APA 2001.Entire sample student research papers complete the MLA and APA documentation sections. NEW MLA research paper on a new topic with greatly expanded writing guidance.Opposite each page of the research paper is a page of "Commentary" that describes the researching, thinking, and writing processes. Annotations run along the sides of the paper to describe technical aspects of the writing. NEW Guidelines for the Columbia Online Style (COS) of documentation. NEW Chapter 3 on the connections between thinking, reading, and writing. NEW Chapter 10 on writing arguments,which ends with a complete source-based student essay. NEW Chapter 62 on writing about literature,which ends with a complete student essay that analyzes a poem. NEW Chapter 64 on oral presentations,which explains how to plan, create, and deliver speeches and talks. NEW Exceptionally outstanding four-color designthat expertly highlights each key concept to help you navigateQuack Accessmore easily than ever.

MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing

Author: Modern Language Association of America
Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer
ISBN: UOM:39015079149673
Release Date: 2008-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides information on stylistic aspects of research papers, theses, and dissertations, including sections on writing fundamentals, MLA documentation style, and copyright law.

Rules for Writers

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312647360
Release Date: 2011-09-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Offers advice on the writing process, with information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research, MLA style, APA style, and the challenges of multilingual writers.

Writing Analytically

Author: David Rosenwasser
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781337559461
Release Date: 2018-01-01
Genre: Education

WRITING ANALYTICALLY treats writing as a tool of thought, offering prompts that lead students through the process of analysis and help them to generate original, well-developed ideas. The authors of this brief, popular rhetoric believe that learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well. Rosenwasser and Stephen emphasize analysis as a mode of enriching understanding that precedes and in some cases supplants argument. Materials in the eighth edition are better integrated, more contextualized and--when possible--condensed. A new chapter, Thinking Like a Writer, contains a broad array of strategies for integrating opportunities for writing into a course. It makes explicit a subtext that pervades the book: that to think of yourself as a writer is to see more, to think differently and to engage the meaning of things more earnestly. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

A Writer s Reference with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 9781319106041
Release Date: 2016-11-01
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. For success in college, no skill is more critical than writing; it's the very core of a student's academic experience. Tested and trusted, A Writer's Reference is an essential tool for students who are strengthening habits and skills that will support them throughout college. In an April 2014 survey of first-year writers, 75 percent reported that using a Hacker handbook made them a more confident academic writer. What's more, A Writer's Reference has been a powerful tool for change across college campuses--helping to create a culture of writing at many schools by supporting a common language for talking about academic writing. In that way, A Writer's Reference is uniquely positioned to help transform attitudes about the value of writing instruction and the role that writing plays in academic work and in higher learning. With this eighth edition of the handbook, author Nancy Sommers invites you to be part of a community of those who teach and assign writing; who believe that critical reading, analytical writing, responsible research, and clarity are at the center of effective writing across the academy; and who use the nation's best-selling and most responsive handbook to support the development of the college writer.

Rules for Writers with Writing about Literature Tabbed Version with 2016 MLA Update

Author: Diana Hacker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 131908351X
Release Date: 2016-07-25
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. When students routinely use their handbook in the course, they see its value, find that it’s a faster way to get answers than search engines like Google, learn to rely on it as a reference, and are more likely to achieve the goals of the course. And when that handbook is Rules for Writers, you can be sure the advice they find is practical and reliable—with help for composing and revising, writing arguments, analyzing texts, using grammar and punctuation correctly, and working with sources. In revising the eighth edition, Nancy Sommers has woven a new emphasis on reading critically throughout the first section of the handbook, introduced advice for analyzing multimodal texts, and added help for public speaking. New practical Writing Guides support students working through college assignments in a variety of genres. And new peer review advice helps students effectively comment on drafts and apply feedback to revisions of their own work. All of these improvements help student writers—but they also save you time and effort. You can draw from Rules for Writers for planning class discussions, conducting in-class workshops, and providing feedback on student work that they can easily apply. Rules for Writers even comes with a complete instructor’s manual, Teaching with Hacker Handbooks, with stepped-out lesson plans to customize and sample assignments, syllabi, and rubrics from your peers. This easy-to-navigate tabbed version of Rules for Writers includes an additional section with instruction on how to write about literature.

The Allyn Bacon Guide to Writing Brief Edition

Author: John D. Ramage
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134426204
Release Date: 2017-03-16
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. For courses in Writing. Grounded in current theory and research, yet practical and teachable. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing, Brief Edition takes a distinctive pedagogical approach that integrates composition research with rhetorical theory and insights from writing across the curriculum. It treats writing and reading both as rhetorical acts and as processes of problem posing, inquiry, critical thinking, analysis, and argument. Its aim is to evoke the kind of deep learning that allows students to transfer compositional and rhetorical skills across disciplines and professional fields. Teachers and students value its clear and coherent explanations, engaging classroom activities, and flexible sequence of aims-based writing assignments that help writers produce effective, idea-rich essays in academic and civic genres. Numerous examples of student and professional writing accompany this thorough guide to the concepts and skills needed for writing, researching, and editing in college and beyond. The Allyn & Bacon Guide to Writing , Brief, 8th Edition is also available via Revel™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Learn more.

Steps in Composition

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0131100696
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This time-honored, comprehensive program for basic writers features a unique instructional format that combines the fundamentals of grammar, mechanics, rhetoric, vocabulary, and spelling, with contemporary topics of interest and participatory exercises that require readers to get fully involved by creating, changing, rewriting, or correcting. Usingan integrated “whole language” approach and continual reinforcement of skills, this book caters to users¿ intelligence and interests.KEY TOPICS It features instructional material on all nine modes of discourse—description, narration, exemplification, process, comparison and contrast, definition, cause and effect, classification, and argumentation.For the development of writing skills and the creation of effective writing.