Writing Matters A Handbook for Writing and Research Comprehensive Edition with Exercises

Author: Rebecca Moore Howard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN: 1259693554
Release Date: 2017-01-12
Genre: Reference

This Comprehensive version of Writing Matters unites research, reasoning, documentation, grammar, and style into a cohesive whole, helping students see the conventions of writing as a network of responsibilities that writers have... ... to other writers. Writing Matters emphasizes the responsibility writers share, whether collaborating online in peer review or conducting research with digital and print sources, to treat information fairly and accurately and to craft writing that is unique and original—their own! ... to the audience. Writing Matters emphasizes the need to use conventions appropriate to the readership, to write clearly, and to provide readers with the information and interpretation they need to make sense of a topic. ... to the topic. Writing Matters encourages writers to explore a topic thoroughly and creatively, to assess sources carefully, and to provide reliable information at a depth that does the topic justice. ... to themselves. Writing Matters encourages writers to take their writing seriously and to approach writing tasks as an opportunity to learn about a topic and to expand their scope as writers. Students are more likely to write well when they think of themselves as writers rather than as error-makers. Connect Composition supports instruction across multiple semesters and courses with interactive exercises, online learning videos, enriched ebook materials, annotation and writing tools, and much more! • LearnSmart Achieve – a continuously adaptive learning system that pinpoints students’ individual strengths and weaknesses and provides personalized support to help them master key topics and material. LearnSmart Achieve provides foundational support on key course areas such as the writing process, critical reading, the research process, reasoning and argument, grammar and common sentence problems,punctuation and mechanics, style and word choice, and multilingual writer support. • Power of Process – a critical reading and writing tool that guides students through instructor-chosen strategies and helps them engage directly with a text through highlighting, annotation, and short answer questions. • Analytics - Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement.

Writing Matters A Handbook for Writing and Research

Author: Rebecca Moore Howard
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 9780077827830
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Powered by Connect Composition 2.0, WRITING MATTERS helps students own their ideas and put responsible writing into practice. Through a focus on student responsibilities to other writers, to the topic, to the audience, and to themselves, the program helps students better understand reasoning, researching, documentation, grammar, and style. WRITING MATTERS eBook. The CONNECT COMPOSITION PLUS 2.0 eBook provides Writing Matters content in a digital format that is accessible from within Connect and Blackboard. In support of the engaged learning experience, students can link directly to activities and assignments within CONNECT from the eBook. Students can have all the resources from Writing Matters right on their desktops! NOTE: There are two Connect Composition Plus available for Writing Matters. One for the Comprehensive edition and one for the Tabbed edition. Personal Learning Plan (PLP) Through an intuitive, continually adaptive diagnostic that assesses proficiencies in five core areas of grammar and mechanics, students generate a personalized learning plan tailored to address their needs within the timeframe students determine what they want to study. The personalized program includes contextualized grammar and writing lessons, videos, animations, and interactive exercises and provides immediate feedback on studentsË work and progress. Based on metacognitive learning theories, the PERSONAL LEARNING PLAN continually adapts with each interaction, while built-in time management tools keep students on track to ensure they achieve their course goals. The Personal Learning Plan is designed to improve student writing, allow classroom instruction to focus on critical writing processes, and support the goals of writing programs and individual instructors with reports that present data related to progress, achievement, and students who may be at risk. Writing Matters unites research reasoning, documentation, grammar, and style into a cohesive whole, helping students see the conventions of writing as a framework of responsibilities. The responsibilities writers haveË -to other writers. Writing Matters clarifies the responsibility writers have to one another Ë whether they are collaborating in an online peer review or drawing on digital and print resources in a research project Ë to treat information fairly and accurately and to craft writing that is fresh and original Ë their own. -to the audience. Writing Matters stresses the importance of using conventions appropriate to the audience, to write clearly, and to provide readers with the information and interpretation they need to make sense of a topic. -to the topic. Writing Matters emphasizes the writerËs responsibility to explore a topic thoroughly and creatively, to assess sources carefully, and to provide reliable information at a depth that does the topic justice. -to themselves. Writing Matters encourages writers to take their writing seriously and to approach writing tasks as an opportunity to learn about a topic and to expand their scope as writers. Students are more likely to write well when they think of themselves as writers rather than as error-makers. By explaining rules in the context of responsibility, Writing Matters addresses composition students respectfully as mature and capable fellow participants in the research and writing process.

Writing Matters

Author: Peter G. Beidler
Publisher:
ISBN: 1603811745
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Education

Writing Matters lays out simply and clearly the art and craft of writing. It is used as a textbook in college writing classes all around the country and has taught students the art of clear writing for decades.

Considering Cultural Difference

Author: Pauline Uchmanowicz
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321115813
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Part of the “Longman Topics” reader series, Considering Cultural Difference features multiethnic writing from contemporary U.S. authors centered around issues of ritual, representation, and rights. This brief collection of readings examines cultural identity and difference with respect to race, class, gender, and nationality. Thought-provoking selections ask students to think about timely and relevant issues: integration in schools; affirmative action in the workplace, women in sports; living in a multilingual society. Three main sites of cultural difference are addressed: Ritual, Representation, and Rights, each divided into two chapters of five or six essays apiece. Brief apparatus helps students write more thoughtfully in response to the selections. “Longman Topics” are brief, attractive readers on a single complex, but compelling, topic. Featuring about 30 full-length selections, these volumes are generally half the size and half the cost of standard composition readers.

Language Awareness

Author: Paul Eschholz
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 1457697971
Release Date: 2016-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Language Awareness has long recognized the power of language and helped students understand and use that power critically and carefully as they make rhetorical choices about their own academic writing. The text provides extensive support for writing, while its relevant and engaging readings grouped into topics—such as community, discrimination, conflict, and gender—explore the pervasive influence of language on our lives. “Language in Action” activities connect the everyday and the academic by examining current texts and visuals to enhance students’ understanding of the readings. This thriving book has now been revised with input from reviewers across the country to include fresh new readings and updated instruction that invites students into the conversation about the power of language.

What It Takes

Author: Laurence M. Behrens
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0321828925
Release Date: 2012-07
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- What It Takes: Academic Writing in College prepares the reader for the most common college writing assignments: the summary, the critique, the synthesis, and the analysis.

The McGraw Hill Reader

Author: Gilbert H. Muller
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
ISBN: 0072292946
Release Date: 1999-07
Genre: Academic writing

Addressing the continuing interest in core liberal arts issues, interdisciplinary themes, multicultural perspectives, and critical thinking, THE MCGRAW-HILL READER provides students with a full range of quality prose works spanning various ages, cultures, and subjects. The finely-tuned editorial apparatus encourages students to respond actively to the essays, to formulate their own critical judgments, and to develop in writing their reactions to and perspectives on the thematic concerns of the selections. The Seventh Edition features thirty-eight new essays that address current issues such as the quality of education, the role of technology, and the impact of media. The text concludes with a new appendix on writing a research paper.

Mercury Reader

Author: Janice Neuleib
Publisher:
ISBN: 1256185604
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Anthologies


The St Martin s Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312536121
Release Date: 2010-01-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

National Geographic Reader Living in the World Cultural Themes for Writers

Author: National Geographic Learning
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781285071978
Release Date: 2013-01-17
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bring your learning to life with compelling images, media and text from National Geographic. LIVING IN THE WORLD: CULTURAL THEMES FOR WRITERS will help you develop a clearer understanding of the world around you through engaging content. The 24 articles gathered in this cross-cultural multi-themed reader offer an exceptionally direct approach to issues surrounding identity and culture around the world. As the National Geographic Society’s writers and photographers investigate the physical and cultural characteristics of specific locations throughout the world, they put faces on forces of assimilation, diversification, and make the multifarious realities of globalization palpable and concrete. Introducing readers to people and customs that may seem foreign, they shed new light on familiar American themes as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Literature for Composition

Author: Sylvan Barnet
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 0205743595
Release Date: 2010-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

The new edition of Barnet's Literature for Composition continues to offer superior coverage of reading, writing, and arguing about literature and a deep anthology of readings presented in Sylvan Barnet's signature accessible style. A new chapter one gives students a crash course on writing an effective essay. Six new student essays provide helpful models of student writing on a wide array of topics with ninteen essays in all. Two timely thematic units have been added: –“The World Around Us” and “The Sporting Life." The new 2009 MLA guidelines are included in an appendix for guidance on writing papers.

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.

The Mercury Reader

Author: Pearson Learning Solutions
Publisher:
ISBN: 0536698678
Release Date: 2002-03-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines


Simon Schuster Handbook for Writers

Author: Lynn Quitman Troyka
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134102207
Release Date: 2015-04-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, provides both composition students and instructors with the support they need to be successful. The handbook is available in an Annotated Instructor’s Edition, and has exercises and student samples throughout. The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writers is also accompanied by MyWritingLab, a valuable online tool featuring an online composing space, interactive eBook, integrated learning resources, and tutoring services. The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today’s students. Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, including Web-based and customized options, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs.