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Overview

Created by a "student-tested, faculty-approved" review process with students, COMP: WRITE is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Using a focused modes-based approach, COMP: WRITE engages students on the key elements of successful writing. Through printed Chapter Review Cards and robust online grammar quizzing, students have ample opportunity to hone their skill sets and explore composition. For class preparation, COMP: WRITE offers Instructor Prep Cards with suggested in-class discussion topics and activities. COMP: WRITE provides students with a concise new approach to learning the skills they need to become successful and confident writers in college and beyond!

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"The chapter-by-chapter breakdown is GREAT for studying!"

"I believe this book is going to be an amazingly, helpful tool for students. I wish I had it this semester."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439084397
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Available Titles CourseMate Series
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Randall VanderMey (Ph.D. University of Iowa, M.F.A. Iowa Writers' Workshop, M.A. University of Pennsylvania) is an associate professor in the Department of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also has taught composition, literature, and technical writing at Iowa State University, Dordt College, and the University of Iowa. He is a contributing editor and creative consultant for Write Source. VanderMey has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards for his teaching and poetry. He has published two books of poems, GROWING SOUL: A SONG CYCLE, GOD TALK, and CHARM SCHOOL: FIVE WOMEN OF THE ODYSSEY, as well as a commissioned biography, MERIZON: THE GREAT JOURNEY.

Verne Meyer (Ph.D. University of Minnesota) has spent twenty-five years in the English classroom, first at the high school level and more recently at the college level. He has taught composition and theater at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. Meyer has received several awards recognizing his excellence as both a classroom teacher and a director of dramatic arts. He is considered an authority on writing across the curriculum and workplace writing, and often gives presentations as a featured speaker at educational conferences.

John Van Rys (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, and literature courses to college students for more than fifteen years, primarily at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. In the fall of 2005, Van Rys began teaching in the English Department at Redeemer University College in Ancaster, Ontario, where he also is pursuing scholarly work in Canadian literature. For over a decade, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing, and on strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students (from reading to information to visual literacy). With Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has coauthored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Van Rys also has coauthored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for sixteen years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

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Table of Contents

Part I: PROCESS. 1. One Writer's Process. 2. Starting. 3. Planning. 4. Drafting. 5. Revising. 6. Editing. 7. Publishing. 8. Presenting. Part II: FORMS. PERSONAL. 9. Description, Narration, and Reflection. ANALYTICAL. 10. Definition, Classification, and Process. 11. Cause-Effect and Comparison-Contrast. 12. Reports: Interview, Lab, Experiment, and Field. PERSUASIVE. 13. Argumentation. 14. Persuasion, Position, and Problem-Solution. RESPONSE. 15. Analysis of Literature and Art. PRACTICAL. 16. Workplace. 17. Web. 18. Assessment. RESEARCH. 19. Getting Started. 20. Conducting Research. 21. Drafting a Paper. 22. MLA and APA Style. Part III: HANDBOOK. 23. Punctuation. 24. Mechanics. 25. Grammar. 26. Sentences. 27. Sentence Errors. Chapter Review Cards. Index.

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