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Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students today are writing more than ever. Some skills, especially in social writing, come easily to many students. But concepts such as making effective choices for academic work and understanding the conventions of formal written English may be more difficult to grasp. EasyWriter, Fifth Edition, can help. Whether you’re looking for an affordable way to focus your writing classroom on rhetorical choices, or just a pocket-sized quick reference that your students can use on the go, you’ll find what you need in EasyWriter.
A Short Guide to Writing About Art, Eighth Edition, the best-selling book of its kind, equips students to analyze pictures (drawings, paintings, photographs), sculptures and architecture, and prepares them with the tools they need to present their ideas in effective writing. Key Topics:This concise yet thorough guide to “seeing and saying” addresses a wealth of fundamental matters, such as distinguishing between description and analysis, writing a comparison, using peer review, documenting sources, and editing the final essay.
Accepted writing style conventions change very slowly, but they do change. That is all the more reason why this favourite reference book for students, writers, and educators requires periodic updating. In this new edition, the authors review the fundamentals of correct sentence structure, then present twenty basic sentence patterns that encompass virtually every effective way of writing simple, compound, and complex sentences. They give advice on ways to vary rhythm and sentence patterns to produce a more interesting writing style.
X. J. Kennedy is an acclaimed poet, children s author, college teacher, and textbook author. He has taught freshman composition at the University of Michigan; the University of North Carolina, Greensboro; and Tufts University. Since 1966, more than 2 million students have treasured his introductory literature texts and “The Bedford Reader,” coedited with Dorothy M. Kennedy and Jane E. Aaron, now in its ninth edition.Dorothy M. Kennedy is a writer and editor whose articles and reviews have ppeared in both professional and academic journals.
Philosophical Writing: An Introduction, 4th Edition, features numerous updates and revisions to A. P. Martinich s best-selling text that instructs beginning philosophy students on how to craft a well-written philosophical essay. * Features an entirely new chapter on how to read a philosophical essay, new sections on quantification and modality, and rhetoric in philosophical writing, as well as more updated essay examples * Includes many new essay examples and an accompanying website with further topics and examples * Traces the evolution of a good philosophical essay from draft stage to completion * Emphasizes what a student should do in crafting an essay, rather than on what not to do * Written with clarity and humor by a leading philosopher
In 2011, the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) turned one hundred years old. But our profession is endlessly beginning, constantly transforming itself and its purpose as new voices and identities claim their rights in our classrooms and in our country. The recognition of such claims, however, does not occur without a struggle, without collective work. Listening to our Elders attempts to capture the history of those collective moments where teachers across grade levels and institutions of higher education organized to insure that the voices, heritages, and traditions of their students and colleagues were recognized within our professional organizations as a vital part of our classrooms and our discipline.
This respected, market-leading text offers students a comprehensive, practical introduction to workplace writing to prepare them for a range of communication tasks. SUCCESSFUL WRITING AT WORK features an abundance of real-world examples and problems, as well as an accessible writing style and detailed guidelines for planning, drafting, revising, editing, and producing professional documents and graphics.Students are presented with topics in four logically sequenced sections, beginning with basic business communications, and proceeding to conducting research, documenting sources, and handling more advanced tasks such as reports, proposals, and oral presentations.
More than just a guide, the Handbook of Technical Writing places writing in a real-world context with quick access to hundreds of technical writing topics and scores of sample documents and visuals. Its dedicated author team — with decades of combined academic and professional experience — has created a comprehensive reference tool for students and professionals alike.Always anticipating the needs of today’s writers, the ninth edition includes expanded coverage of audience and context, and reflects the impact that e-mail and technology have had on workplace communication.
BUILDING VOCABULARY FOR COLLEGE is a vocabulary worktext that helps you increase your academic vocabulary through a practical, reinforcing approach that promotes mastery of the words and word parts studied. The text begins by presenting the basics such as common prefixes, suffixes, and roots. Exercises in Part 1 ask you to work through matching, multiple-choice, sentence fill-in, and completing a passage sections. The lessons in Section 2 introduce terms from a variety of academic disciplines to help you succeed across the curriculum.
Click here to find out more about the 2009 MLA Updates and the 2010 APA Updates.Andrea A. Lunsford’s years of experience in the classroom and in the field have given her a unique understanding of how, what, where, and why today’s students write. For her research for The St. Martin’s Handbook — ongoing for over two decades — she has studied thousands of papers by composition students nationwide. Andrea Lunsford’s trademark attention to rhetorical choice, language and style, and critical thinking and argument have always made The St.
Here are eleven exuberant essays on the pleasures of writing from one of the most creative, imaginative, and prolific artists of the twentieth century – an author who truly enjoys his craft and tells you why and how. Bradbury shares his wisdom and enthusiasm for writing as he examines a lifetime of creating and composing scores of stories, novels, plays, poems, films, television programs, and musicals. Refreshingly direct, each essay shares a single compelling theme: writing is a celebration, not a chore.
Ancient Rhetorics for Contemporary Students revives the classical strategies of ancient Greek and Roman rhetoricians and adapts them to the needs of contemporary writers and speakers. This is a fresh interpretation of the ancient canons of composing: invention, arrangement, style, memory, and delivery.
For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds–the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider’s acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume.
This essential resource helps all writers to organize, shape, and complete their work while expressing their ideas creatively and clearly. Rules of style and technique are covered, with examples of expert prose from the masters. An Appendix covers punctuation and grammar.
Writing That Works Combining clear advice on the writing process and countless model documents from real workplace settings, “Writing That Works” sets the standard for professional writing books today. More than ever, this eleventh edition reflects the role of technology in the office and the classroom, addressing the most current types of business documents online and in print, providing informative guidelines on selecting the appropriate medium for your document, communication, or presentation, and offering new advice on landing and keeping a job in today’s economy.
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