College & University Writing Super Review

College & University Writing Super Review

by Editors of Editors of REA

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738611150
Publisher: Research & Education Association
Publication date: 12/17/2012
Series: Super Reviews Study Guides Series
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 1,273,312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Robert Blake Truscott
Douglass/Cook College Writing Center
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

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Need help with college writing assignments? Want a quick review or refresher for class? This is the book for you!

REA’s College & University Writing Super Review gives you everything you need to know!

This Super Review® can be used as a supplement to your high school or college textbook, or as a handy guide for anyone who needs a fast review of the subject.

Comprehensive, yet concise coverage – review covers the material that students must know to write at a college level. Each topic is presented in a clear and easy-to-understand format that makes learning easier.

Essay questions with detailed analysis – let you practice what you’ve learned and build your skills.

End-of-chapter quizzes – gauge your understanding of the important information you need to know, so you’ll be ready for any college-level writing assignments.

Whether you need a quick refresher on the subject, or are prepping for your next writing assignment, we think you’ll agree that REA’s Super Review provides all you need to know!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to College and University Writing
1.1 What Professors Want
1.2 Curriculum of College and University Writing
1.3 Why Writing and Reading are Essential Skills
1.4 Preparing for a Writing Course

Chapter 2 A Brief Review of Reading Skills and the Reading Process
2.1 The Steps of the Active Reading Process
2.2 The Initial Reading
2.3 Response to Reading
2.4 Reviewing 1: Re-Reading for Thesis, Logical Development, and Content or Supporting Evidence
2.5 Reviewing 2: Checking for Unusual or New Vocabulary
2.6 Formulating a Critical Response
2.7 The Power and Types of Reading in College

Chapter 3 Working with the Writing Process
3.1 Review of the Writing Process
3.2 Time Management
3.3 Prewriting
3.4 Interviewing
3.5 Researching
3.6 Outlining
3.7 Drafting
3.8 Revising
3.9 Editing
3.10 Proofreading
3.11 Final Copy
Quiz: Introduction — Working with the Writing Process

Chapter 4 Types of Papers in Basic Composition
4.1 Euclid and the Logic of Composition
4.2 Point of View: Narrative in the First Person or the Third Person
4.3 Patterns of Organization
4.4 Definition
4.5 Process or Procedure Analysis
4.6 Classification Analysis
4.7 Causal Analysis
4.8 Problem/Solution
4.9 Comparison/Contrast
4.10 Argumentation

Chapter 5 Writing About Literature
5.1 Elements of the Work
5.2 The Structural Elements of Fiction, Drama and Poetry
5.3 Characters/Methods of Characterization
5.4 Dialogue
5.5 Figurative Language and Tone: Image, Metaphor, Symbol, and Myth
5.6 Archetypal Patterns and Common Themes in Literature
Quiz: Types of Papers — Writing about Literature

Chapter 6 Some Basics About Good Style
6.1 Format
6.2 Diction
6.3 Sentence Style
6.4 Narrative Stance: “I” vs. “It,” “He,” “She,” or “They”
6.5 Numbers
6.6 Punctuation
Quiz: Some Basics About Good Style

Chapter 7 Handling Research Assignments
7.1 Planning Time
7.2 Original vs. Derivative Research
7.3 Primary and Secondary Sources
7.4 Outlining: The Fundamental Form for Research Papers
Quiz: Handling Research Assignments

Chapter 8 Essay Tests
8.1 Successfully Taking Essay Tests

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