New Directions for Writers, Volume II: College Writing and the World of Work / Edition 1

New Directions for Writers, Volume II: College Writing and the World of Work / Edition 1

by Cheryl Reed, Carol Ellis, Ellis Carol Ann D.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0321067517

ISBN-13: 9780321067517

Pub. Date: 12/13/2002

Publisher: Pearson Education

New Directions for Writers is a student-oriented developmental writing book developed to help readers meet the writing requirements of the real world as well as the classroom. Please Provide For those interested in developing their writing skills.

Overview

New Directions for Writers is a student-oriented developmental writing book developed to help readers meet the writing requirements of the real world as well as the classroom. Please Provide For those interested in developing their writing skills.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780321067517
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
12/13/2002
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 8.78(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

Most chapters include “Writing Activities” and “Writers Write.”

Introduction: How This Book Is Different.

PART 1: A QUICK LOOK AT THE BASICS.

Section 1: Why We Write.
What Writing Does.
Who Reads Our Writing.
Writing as Part of a Team.
Getting Ideas.
Quick List: Invention Questions.

Section 2: How Writers Develop Ideas.
How Great Ideas Develop.
Investigating Ideas.
Quick List: Investigating the Mystery

Section 3: Giving Readers Good Clues.
What Readers Expect.
How Trains of Thought Happen.
Quick List: Giving Readers Good Clues

PART II. YOUR TURN: EXPERIMENTING WITH WRITERS' TOOLS.

Section 4: Investigating the Library.
Know Your Sources.
Quick List: The Library Search.

Section 5: Investigating the Internet.
Research on the Internet.
Evaluating Web Information.
Quick List: Searching the Internet.

Section 6: Interviewing Informed Sources.
Types of Interviews.
Types of Questions.
Quick List: The Information Interview.

Section 7: Tools Writers Use.
Strategies, Modes, and Formats.
Quick List: Strategies for Clear Writing

Section 8: Testing What We Do.
Getting Feedback.
Finding Good Peer Readers.
What? Write This Again?: Revising.
But I Thought I Was Through: Copy Editing.
Quick List: Testing Your Ideas.

Part III. WRITERS IN COLLEGE.

Section 9: Joining the Conversation.
What Makes College Writing Different?
Sharing What You Know: Audiences.
Skill Link 1.Arguments.
Quick List: What's Everyone Arguing About?
Skill Link 2. Critical Thinking.
Quick List: Testing the Logic.
Strategy 1. Make a Rule from a Specific Case.
Strategy 2. Apply a Rule to a Specific Situation.
Strategy 3. Add Something New to Readers' Knowledge.
Strategy 4. Extend, Question, or Rethink an Idea.
Strategy 5. Put Old Ideas Together in a Fresh Way.
Quick List: Joining the Conversation.

Section 10: Giving Credit Where Credit's Due.
Ways to Cite Sources.
Informal Citations.
Setting Up Quotes.
MLA Format.
The Works Cited Page.
A Model MLA Works Cited Page.
Giving Credit Where Credit's Due.

PART IV: WRITERS ON THE JOB.

Section 11: Writing in Business.
What Makes Business Writing Different?
Workaday Business Writing.
Sharing What You Know.
Skill Link 1. Everyday Paper Trails.
Quick Lists: Memos and Letters.
Skill Link 2. Electronic Writing.
Quick List: Electronic Communication.
Quick List: Netiquette Sites.
Skill Link 3. Networking.
Quick List: Workaday Business Writing.

Section 12: Writing in the Social Sciences.
What Makes Social Science Writing Different?
What to Expect in College.
Workaday Writing in the Social Sciences.
Sharing What You Know.
Skill Link 1. Using Narrative on the Job.
Quick List: Narrative Reports.
Skill Link 2. Reading the Scholarly Article.
Quick List: Reading Scholarly Work.
Skill Link 3. Electronic Sources & Community Research.
Quick List: Electronic Writing.
Quick List: Workaday Wr in the Social Sciences.

Section 13: Writers In The Health Sciences.
What Makes Health Science Writing Different?
What to Expect in College.
Workaday Writing in the Health Sciences.
Sharing What You Know.
Quick List: What to Communicate, and When.
Skill Link 1. Communicating with Specialists Quick List: Practice Now for Medical Writing.
Skill Link 2. Communicating with Non-Specialists.
Quick List: Talking to Patients.
Skill Link 3: Health Information: Finding Credible Sources.
Health-Oriented Websites.
Quick List: Evaluating Health Websites.
Quick List: Workaday Writing in the Health Sciences.

Appendix: Special Effects

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