The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching / Edition 4

The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching / Edition 4

by Randall VanderMey, Verne Meyer, John Van Rys, Patrick Sebranek
     
 

Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated 4-in-1 text—with a Rhetoric, a Reader, a Researcher, and a Handbook—for students at any skill level. The clear visual "at-a-glance" format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text,

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Combining streamlined basic writing instruction with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated 4-in-1 text—with a Rhetoric, a Reader, a Researcher, and a Handbook—for students at any skill level. The clear visual "at-a-glance" format helps students grasp larger concepts by linking them to pertinent examples. Throughout the text, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic and career writing—from using the appropriate voice to how to incorporate references—and offer models for students' own papers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495915836
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
752
Sales rank:
421,706
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Part I: A RHETORIC: COLLEGE STUDENT'S GUIDE TO WRITING. Reading, Thinking, Viewing, and Writing. 1. Critical Thinking Through Reading, Viewing, and Writing. 2. Beginning the Writing Process. 3. Planning. 4. Drafting. 5. Revising. 6. Editing and Proofreading. 7. Submitting Writing and Creating Portfolios. The College Essay. 8. One Writer's Process. Part II. A READER: STRATEGIES AND MODELS. Writing Across the Curriculum. 9. Forms of College Writing. Three Curricular Divisions. Types of writing in Each Division. Traits of Writing Across the Curriculum. Narrative, Descriptive, and Reflective Writing. 10. Narration, Description, and Reflection. Reading Personal Essays. Brief Narratives: Anecdotes. Narration, Description, and Reflection. Model: "The Entymology of Village Life," by Robert Minto. Model: "Spare Change," by Teresa Zsuffa. Model: "When Dreams Take Flight," by Elizabeth Fuller. Model: "Call Me Crazy, But I Have to Be Myself," by Mary Seymour. Model: "The Muscle Mystique," by Barbara Kingsolver. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. Analytical Writing. 11. Cause and Effect. Reading Cause-Effect Writing. Cause and Effect. Model: "Dutch Discord," by Brittany Korver. Model: "If You Let Me Play," by Mary Brophy Marcus. Model: "The Legacy of Generation N," by Christy Haubegger. Model: "Mind Over Mass Media," by Steven Pinker. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 12. Comparison and Contrast. Reading Comparison-Contrast Writing. Comparison and Contrast. Model: "Sethe in Beloved and Orleanna in Poisonwood Bible," by Rachel DeSmith. Model: "Shrouded in Contradiction," by Gelareh Asayesh. Model: "Shades of Prejudice," by Shankar Vedantam. Model: "The Likeness Across the Atlantic," by Peter Baldwin. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 13. Classification. Reading Classification Essays. Classification. Model: "Latin American Musice," by Kathleen Kropp. Model: "Four Ways to Talk about Literature," John Van Rys. Model: "Four Sides to Every Story," by Stewart Brand. Model: "The Lion, the Witch, and the Metaphor," by Jessica Siegel. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 14. Process. Reading Process Writing. Process. Model: "Wayward Cells," by Kerri Mertz. Model: "Downloading Photographs from the MC-150 Digital Camera" (from WFB). Model: "The End of Race as We Know It," by Gerald L. Early. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 15. Definition. Reading Definition Essays. Definition. Model: "Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking," by Shon Bogar. Model: "Deft or Daft," by David Schelhaas. Model: "On Excellence," by Cynthia Ozick. Model: "Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth," by Simon L. Garfinkle. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. Persuasive Writing. 16. Strategies for Argumentation and Persuasion. Building Persuasive Arguments. Preparing Your Argument. Making and Qualifying Claims. Supporting Your Claims. Identifying Logical Fallacies. Engaging the Opposition. Using Appropriate Appeals. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 17. Taking a Position. Reading Position Essays. Taking a Position. Model: "Ah, the Power of Women," by Aleah Stenberg. Model: "Nuclear is Not the Answer," by Alyssa Woudstra. Model: "Animal, Vegetable, Miserable," by Gary Steiner. Model: "Sorry, Vegans," by Natalie Angier. Model: "Fatherless America," by Daveid Blankenhorn. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 18. Persuading Readers to Act. Reading Persuasive Essays. Persuading Readers to Act. Model: "Our Wealth," by Henry Veldboom. Model: "I Have a Dream," by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Model: "In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face," by Kofi Annan. Model: "Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor?" by Barbara Ehrenreich. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 19. Proposing a Solution. Reading Problem/Solution Essays. Proposing a Solution. Model: "Dream Act May Help Local Student Fight for Residence," by Renee Wielenga. Model: "Preparing for Agroterror," by Brian Ley. Model: "Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha," by Anna Quindlen. Model: "The Beckoning Silence," by Paul Bignell. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. Report Writing. 20. Interview Report. Reading Interview Reports. Interview Report. Model: "The Dead Business," by Benjamin Meyer. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 21. Lab, Experiment, and Field Report. Reading Science Writing. Experiment Report. Model: "The Effects of the Eastern Red Cedar on Seedlings and Implications for Allelopathy," by Dana Kleckner, Brittany Korver, Nicolette Storm, and Adam Verhoef. Field Report. Model: "Investigation of Cockroach Infestation at 5690 Cherryhill," by Hue Nguyen, Sandra Kao, Roger Primgarr, and Jauan Alexander. Writing Guidelines. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. Special Forms of Writing. 22. Writing About Literature and the Arts. Reading About Literature and the Arts. Writing About a Short Story. Student Model: "'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul," by Anya Terekhina. Writing About a Poem. Student Model: "'Let Evening Come': An Invitation to the Inevitable," by Sherry Van Egdom. Writing About a Performance. Student Model: "Sigur Ros, Agaetis Byrjun," by Annie Moore. Writing About a Film. Student Model: "Terror on the Silver Screen: Who Are the Aliens?" by David Schaap. Writing Guidelines. Literary Terms. Poetry Terms. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 23. Taking Essay Tests. Reviewing for Tests. Forming a Study Group. Using Mnemonics and Other Memory Guides. Taking the Essay Test. Writing Under Pressure: The Essay Test Quick Guide. Taking an Objective Test. Tips for Coping with Test Anxiety. 24. Writing for the Workplace. Writing the Business Letter. Writing Memos and E-mail. Applying for a Job. Preparing a Resume. 25. Writing and Designing for the Web. Webpage Elements and Functions. Developing a Website and Webpages. Writing for Different Internet Environments. Writing Checklist. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. 26. Preparing Oral Presentations. Organizing Your Presentation. Writing Your Presentation. Student Model: "Save Now or Pay Later," by Burnette Sawyer. Developing Computer Presentations. Overcoming Stage Fright Checklist. Part III. RESEARCH AND WRITING. Research and Writing. 27. Getting Started: From Planning Research to Evaluating Sources. 28. Conducting Primary and Library Research. 29. Conducting Research on the Internet. 30. Drafting a Paper with Documented Research. Avoiding Plagiarism. Avoiding Other Source Abuses. Organizing and Synthesizing Your Findings. Developing Your First Draft. Using Source Material in Your Writing. Critical-Thinking and Writing Activities. Learning-Outcomes Checklist. Documentation and Format Styles. 31. MLA Documentation Format. 32. APA Documentation Format. Part IV. HANDBOOK. New exercises give students practice with punctuation, mechanics, usage, grammar, sentences, and trouble spots for English language learners! Punctuation, Mechanics, Usage, and Grammar. 33. Marking Punctuation. 34. Checking Mechanics. 35. Using the Right Word. 36. Understanding Grammar. Sentence Issues. 37. Constructing Sentences. 38. Avoiding Sentence Errors. Multilingual/ESL Issues. 39. Multilingual and ESL Guidelines.

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