Simon and Schuster Quick Access Reference for Writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher:
ISBN: 0131400819
Release Date: 2003
Genre: English language

This brief spiral-bound reference handbook takes a user-friendly, reader-oriented approach-- with additional features that give readersaccess to information "quickly." The author covers grammar, punctuation, thinking and reading critically, writing argument essays, writing research papers and documenting them, writing for the Web, designing documents, writing about literature, writing for business, and creating oral presentations. Offers a Premium Companion Website at www.prenhall.com/troyka that facilitates the research process and offers three exclusive databases full of relevant and reliable source material. Expands discussion of the research process from five to seven chapters. Offers a new chapter on writing arguments. Features a new chapter on Oral Presentation that explains how to plan, create, and present. Features a striking new four color design that highlights each key concept. Provides URL addresses throughout that helps readers access useful websites. The ideal reference for professionals of all kinds who want to improve their writing in both business and personal contexts.

Quick Access

Author: Lynn Q. Troyka
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134701321
Release Date: 2017-01-27
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

For courses in first-year composition. This version of Quick Access: Reference for Writers has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* 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 in this compact-sized handbook 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. * 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.

Quick Access

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher:
ISBN: 0130965960
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

1998 MLA guidelines included.

Vernacular Eloquence

Author: Peter Elbow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199912896
Release Date: 2012-01-02
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Since the publication of his groundbreaking books Writing Without Teachers and Writing with Power, Peter Elbow has revolutionized how people think about writing. Now, in Vernacular Eloquence, he makes a vital new contribution to both practice and theory. The core idea is simple: we can enlist virtues from the language activity most people find easiest-speaking-for the language activity most people find hardest-writing. Speech, with its spontaneity, naturalness of expression, and fluidity of thought, has many overlooked linguistic and rhetorical merits. Through several easy to employ techniques, writers can marshal this "wisdom of the tongue" to produce stronger, clearer, more natural writing. This simple idea, it turns out, has deep repercussions. Our culture of literacy, Elbow argues, functions as though it were a plot against the spoken voice, the human body, vernacular language, and those without privilege-making it harder than necessary to write with comfort or power. Giving speech a central role in writing overturns many empty preconceptions. It causes readers to think critically about the relationship between speech, writing, and our notion of literacy. Developing the political implications behind Elbow's previous books, Vernacular Eloquence makes a compelling case that strengthening writing and democratizing it go hand in hand.

Quick Access

Author: Lynn Q. Troyka
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 0134703170
Release Date: 2017-01-05
Genre:

For courses in first-year composition. This version of Quick Access: Reference for Writers has been updated to reflect the 8th Edition of the MLA Handbook (April 2016)* 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 in this compact-sized handbook 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. * 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.

Structured reading

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 013854588X
Release Date: 1984
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The authors of "Structured Reading "have developed an innovative approach to teaching reading at the college level: detailed instruction in the separate skills areas followed by extensive, repeated practice. Using an FAQ approach, Part One includes instruction in the separate college-level reading skills that students need. Parts Two through Six contain thirty complete reading selections drawn from books, magazines, newspapers, and textbooks in disciplines across the curriculum.

Simon Schuster handbook for writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher:
ISBN: 0138094764
Release Date: 1990
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This comprehensive handbook features the clear, direct, and honest style that is the hallmark of Lynn Quitman Troyka. This bestseller begins with coverage of the writing process, giving extensive attention to critical thinking and writing argument, followed by treatment of all aspects of style, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Provides extensive coverage of MLA, APA, Chicago Manual, and CBE documentation styles , with each quickly identifiable by its distinctive color bar down the outer edge of the page. Features contextualized żAlertsż to remind readers of pertinent points of usage and punctuation. Displays key words in small capital letters to signal their inclusion in the Terms Glossary. Ideal for anyone utilizing writing in their profession or as an aid in writing courses. Editors, writers, teachers would find this a useful reference.

School Library Management 7th Edition

Author: Gail K. Dickinson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781440834561
Release Date: 2015-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This book compiles selected articles from Library Media Connection to help school librarians and pre-service librarians learn about how to implement best practices for school library management. • An outstanding LIS textbook that addresses the latest standards, guidelines, and technologeis for the field and offers a blueprint for developing a strong school library program • A comprehensive listing of resources that includes websites, blogs, videos, and books • Articles written by distinguished practitioners and industry icons • Suggestions for using new technologies to achieve learning outcomes • A compilation of the most useful articles from Library Media Connection

QA Compact

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0131889567
Release Date: 2006-02-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Provides a balanced coverage of writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today's students.

Using the Engineering Literature Second Edition

Author: Bonnie A. Osif
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439850022
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Technology & Engineering

With the encroachment of the Internet into nearly all aspects of work and life, it seems as though information is everywhere. However, there is information and then there is correct, appropriate, and timely information. While we might love being able to turn to Wikipedia® for encyclopedia-like information or search Google® for the thousands of links on a topic, engineers need the best information, information that is evaluated, up-to-date, and complete. Accurate, vetted information is necessary when building new skyscrapers or developing new prosthetics for returning military veterans While the award-winning first edition of Using the Engineering Literature used a roadmap analogy, we now need a three-dimensional analysis reflecting the complex and dynamic nature of research in the information age. Using the Engineering Literature, Second Edition provides a guide to the wide range of resources available in all fields of engineering. This second edition has been thoroughly revised and features new sections on nanotechnology as well as green engineering. The information age has greatly impacted the way engineers find information. Engineers have an effect, directly and indirectly, on almost all aspects of our lives, and it is vital that they find the right information at the right time to create better products and processes. Comprehensive and up to date, with expert chapter authors, this book fills a gap in the literature, providing critical information in a user-friendly format.

Steps in Composition

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher:
ISBN: 0130427489
Release Date: 1994
Genre: College readers

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 users to get fully involved by creating, changing, rewriting, or correcting. Flexible in format, the chapters can be used in whatever sequence suits the individual. Vocabulary Building section consists of words clustered around the major topic of the chapter and a variety of exercises to help readers use these words comfortably and correctly. Presents Spelling Lessons that help readers to master useful spelling rules and patterns. Features a special Grammar and Rhetoric Skills section which presents important grammatical or rhetorical steps to writing successful compositions in small easy-to-understand steps . Uses Keypoint Checklist reference charts throughout to help users find the most important points as they write, revise, and edit writing pieces. Includes a new section on Verb Tense Consistency that provides clear explanations and many opportunities to practice the skill. Expands the section on The Essay to include more information and several essays that illustrate Explaining a Process, Constructing a Definition, and Arguing an Opinion

BPR

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105111050477
Release Date: 2000-07
Genre: American literature


Simon and Schuster Concise Handbook

Author: Lynn Q. Troyka
Publisher:
ISBN: 0131755714
Release Date: 1992
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Appropriate for Freshman Composition, all writing courses, and all courses with a writing emphasis across the curriculum.Designed to serve as a teaching text for freshman composition and as a reference through college, this concise handbook begins with coverage of the writing process and then treats all aspects of grammar, punctuation, and style. The Simon & Schuster Concise Handbook also includes comprehensive coverage of the research process. This handbook is based on the latest research in composition. The unparalleled supplements package features the Instructor's Edition of the handbook.