The FAVORS Glossary Title Catalog

The FAVORS Glossary Title Catalog

by Regina Y. Favors

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Overview

The FAVORS Glossary is a list of popular feedback comments professors write within the margins of student essays. The glossary grows from a primary concern for college students who struggle with the process of revising academic papers and applying margin comments during the revision process. It serves as a comprehensive solution to bridge the communication gap between English professors and students of writing and research papers. It answers the question, “What does my professor mean by this?”

Written by Regina Y. Favors, CEO and Chief Instructional Designer of Favors Learning Center, The FAVORS Glossary defines more than 170 margin comments. Example terms include “Audience,” “Awkward,” “Cliche,” “Lacks a Clear Argument,” "Be Specific," and “Misquoting the Evidence.” The explanations for each comment derive from both undergraduate and graduate papers written by the author. By sifting through past academic papers written for English classes, Ms. Favors was able to extract comments from over 100 one-page responses, five-page papers, longer essays, and take-home and in-class final exams. The FAVORS Glossary encourages a conversational, student-friendly tone. At the same time, the tone doesn’t hinder professors from using it as lecture material. The glossary is much similar to a university English department's drop-in writing tutor. With this in mind, it uses examples and steps to walk students through the process of revising the thesis, topic sentences, body paragraphs, use of quotes, and other essay content. It utilizes everyday terminology to help students visualize how to revise academic papers.

The FAVORS Glossary Title Catalog: 2011 Editions provides information about the multiple textbooks and digital listings that fall under the main title. The product details within this catalog serve as guidelines for institutional purchasing and course adoption decisions for both the current and upcoming academic school year. In this title catalog you will find the ISBNs for print formats; where to purchase the textbook(s); and policy concerning desk copies, returns, and ordering. This title catalog also provides sample content, a chapter-by-chapter outline (and learning objectives by chapter), an alphabetical listing of margin comment titles, and an alternative table of contents.

Please review the title catalog. If you should have questions concerning policy or textbook content, feel free to contact our Publishing Director, Regina Y. Favors.

Thank you for purchasing the title catalog and/or any of our glossary titles.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013737020
Publisher: Favors Publications
Publication date: 01/09/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 112
File size: 58 KB

About the Author

Regina Y. Favors has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Diego State University. She has over 10 years of combined experience in English tutoring, teaching, editing, and professional writing. She is currently the founding CEO and Chief Instructional Designer of The Regina Y. Favors Learning Center (d.b.a. Favors Learning Center), a learning management solutions provider of academic resources, corporate training solutions, educational support services, and procedure documentation.

Ms. Favors’s academic background is rooted in teaching English and English as a Second Language at the community college level. She has adopted a professional teaching mission to help students exercise responsibility for their own writing. She develops strategies and methods for students to take the material and teach it to themselves and to their fellow peers. Students learn during each semester how to manage tasks and revise their own writing. Ms. Favors uses the “how-to” method to help students think about the “steps” to the solution.

Ms. Favors’s professional background is rooted in writing management. She is currently a professional freelancer, well-versed in the principles of web content development, user guide and training manuals, curriculum development, business planning, technical writing, and other forms of procedure documentation. As founding President & Editorial Director of Favors Writing Management, Ms. Favors provides consulting for a number of content and data management projects. FWM is an Internet-based content development company through which Ms. Favors currently manages three blogs and delivers procedure documentation solutions.

Ms. Favors is currently working on creating multiple textbooks on the subjects of revision writing. She loves all of Bette Davis’s movies and thinks dogs are great!

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