ISBN-10:
0312149166
ISBN-13:
9780312149161
Pub. Date:
01/28/2001
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Transition to College Writing / Edition 1

Transition to College Writing / Edition 1

by Keith Hjortshoj

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ISBN-13: 9780312149161
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 01/28/2001
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 229
Product dimensions: 5.53(w) x 8.17(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

KEITH HJORTSHOJ (Cornell University) is the Director of Writing in the Majors in the Knight Institute for Writing in the Disciplines at Cornell University. He is also a senior lecturer in the Writing Workshop, which offers courses and services for students who encounter difficulty with writing and reading, especially in the first year of college. He has worked extensively with faculty development and teacher training across the curriculum. Currently, Hjortshoj is developing courses, workshops, and a book on writing for graduate students.

Table of Contents

Preface

1. Orientation

Are You Prepared for College?

Eduardo and Marie

Mythical Colleges, Mythical High Schools

Some Basic Differences between High School and College

Take Charge of Your Own Transition to College, as Active Learners

Guidelines

2. Language and Learning

The Vital Connections between Language and Learning

Consider Note Taking

Forms and Functions of a College Writing Class

Guidelines

3. Reading: How to Stay on Top of It

Amanda’s Question

Becoming a Predatory Reader

Reading and Memory

Ways of Reading

Passive, Linear Reading


Reading with Two Minds


Highlighting


Notes, Outlines, and Summaries


Hard Reading


Some Other Ways of Reading


Reference


Selective Reading


Analytical Scanning


Close Reading

Overcoming Resistance to Strategic Reading

Guidelines

4. How Good Writing Gets Written

Patterns of Discontent

Process and Product


Prewriting or Planning


Composing


Revising or Rewriting

Editing or Proofreading


Release

The Choices Student Writers Make

Cost/Benefit Analysis

Alternatives

Guidelines

5. Rules and Errors

What are the Correct Rules for Writing?

Two Kinds of Rules and Knowledge

Proofreading by Ear

False Rules

How to Use a Handbook

A Note to Nonnative Speakers of English


What You Can (and Can’t) Expect from Teachers


Special Resources for Nonnative Speakers of English

Guidelines

6. Footstools and Furniture: Variations of Form and Flow in College Writing

What’s Wrong with the Footstool Essay?

What Remains True of Good Writing Workshop

Figuring Out What Assignments Are Asking You to Do

Structuring Comparisons and Arguments


Organizational Options for Comparison


The Academic Meanings of Argument

The Form and Flow of a Scientific Report


The Form of a Scientific Report


Narrative Flow through Categorical Sections


The Broader Uses of Scientific Narration


Variations and Preferences

A Brief Summary

Guidelines

7. Writing in Reference to Others

A Bubble of Solitude, Abuzz with Conversation

The Familiar Principles of Referring to Others

Misconceptions of Reference and Documentation

Integrating References: the Importance of Voice

Why and How We Use Documentation Systems


Why Doesn’t Everyone Use the Same System?


When Should You Use a Documentation Format?


Which Format Should You Use?


MLA Format


APA Format


CMS Format


Where Can You Find These Formats?

How and When to Cite Electronic Sources

Guidelines

8. Research Papers

What Is a Research Paper?

The Standard Method (and Why It Rarely Works)

Revising and Adapting Your Strategies


Choose a Topic


Locate Sources of Information on the Topic


Read Sources and Take Notes


Construct an Outline


Write the Paper, Incorporating Source Material


Document References and Add a Bibliography


Check for Errors and Typos, and Turn It In

Theft, Fraud, and the Loss of Voice

Theft and Fraud


Unauthorized Assistance and Collaboration


Lazy Citation and Paraphrase


Loss of Voice

Guidelines

Conclusion: The Whole Point of Writing

Works Cited

Index

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