A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312676840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

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Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.
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Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312647360

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

View: 623

Offers advice on the writing process, with information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research, MLA style, APA style, and the challenges of multilingual writers.
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Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319106110

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 1804

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Your students need clear, complete answers to their questions about research, writing, and grammar—and they often need them at a moment’s notice. As their teacher, you are their greatest resource, but you can’t be available 24/7. For help with work in class and at home and especially for questions at odd hours, students can turn to A Pocket Style Manual. The thoughtfully revised seventh edition makes it even easier for students to effectively and independently address their writing and research challenges. With 325 documentation models in four styles and coverage of drafting thesis statements, writing correctly and effectively, finding and evaluating sources, and writing research papers, A Pocket Style Manual supports writers across the disciplines. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. The LaunchPad Solo for A Pocket Style Manual includes exercises, sample student writing, and LearningCurve game-like adaptive quizzing. To package LaunchPad Solo free with A Pocket Style Manual, use ISBN 978-1-319-01282-3.
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Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319098460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 848

View: 8894

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader; and the most comprehensive coverage of argumentative writing--all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings, images, and debate and casebook topics. Patterns is now available as a Bedford e-Book to Go and in a variety of formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. And now with the new edition, you can meet students where they are: online. Our newest set of online materials, LaunchPad Solo, provides all the key tools and course-specific content that you need to teach your class. Get all our great course-specific materials in one fully customizable space online; then assign and mix our resources with yours.
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A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457678707

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 960

View: 9379

Patterns for College Writing is a best-seller in high schools because its approach to writing works- focusing students on the kinds of reading and writing they will need to do in order to succeed in class and on their state and national exams. The authors provide students with exemplary models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader. The new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research.
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Paragraphs and Essays

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457686015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 624

View: 2925

Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays, the authors take a simple yet effective approach to helping students improve their writing skills: visual writing prompts open every chapter and get students writing immediately. Then, throughout the chapter, students move between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises so that they continually revise, rewrite, and improve their own writing. It is this formula that makes writing instruction meaningful and accessible for students. Thoughtful chapters on academic writing and success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out this new edition, making it the perfect introduction to college writing.
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Strategies for Reading, Analysis and Writing

Author: Joanna Wolfe,Laura Wilder

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319020275

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 432

View: 9313

Digging Into Literature reveals the critical strategies that any college student can use for reading, analyzing, and writing about literary texts. It is based on a groundbreaking study of the successful interpretive and argumentative moves of more than a thousand professional and student essays. Full of practical charts and summaries, with plenty of exercises and activities for trying out the strategies, the book convincingly reveals that while great literature is profoundly and endlessly complex, writing cogent and effective essays about it doesn’t have to be.
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Short Essays for Composition

Author: Alfred Rosa,Paul Eschholz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 131902873X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 816

View: 3236

The best-selling Models for Writers continues to offer thought-provoking readings organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical patterns that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective—important coverage you won’t find in other readers. Also unique to Models is its versatility and flexibility: it works in a wide range of courses and at various levels. This edition offers a number of new classroom activities that address professional and academic writing—getting students examining and practicing with the kinds of writing they will be doing in college and beyond. The new edition also includes helpful new strategies for developing a strong thesis statement, expanded coverage of logical fallacies, entirely new coverage of APA documentation, and online multimodal readings and tutorials on critical reading and other essential topics.
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Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312542542

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 2565

"Clarity, grammar, punctuation and mechanics, research, MLA, APA, Chicago, CSE, usage/grammatical terms"--Cover.
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Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457683039

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 960

View: 3212

The best college writers succeed because they practice writing, reading, thinking, and researching on a regular basis. The Bedford Handbook, Tenth Edition, fosters a culture of practice with how-to instruction for college writing tasks, with advice that allows students to pivot among disciplines, and with more print and digital activities than any other college writing resource. The tenth edition is our most practical ever. And because you have a wider range of college writers than ever before, the handbook offers more opportunities to personalize instruction and content. Adaptive quizzing, rhetorical grammar content, and a variety of flexible custom options make it easy to tailor the book to your students’ needs and your program’s needs in a way that no free Web content can. The Bedford Handbook can be packaged at a significant discount with one of two innovative digital products. Writer’s Help 2.0, Hacker Version is a complete online resource powered by smart search, which means students get the writing help they need even when they aren’t familiar with composition terms. It includes full searchable Hacker content, diagnostic tests, assigning and tracking tools, more than 300 exercises, and LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. LaunchPad Solo for Hacker Handbooks is a robust practice platform with nearly 400 exercises, activities, and LearningCurve quizzes. No matter how you choose to use The Bedford Handbook, you can depend on publisher support for training, workshops, and the personal service you’ve come to expect from Bedford/St. Martin’s.
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How to Thrive in the Age of Distraction

Author: P.M. Forni

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312625715

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 3020

Explains the importance of thinking in daily life, discussing how to achieve focus, creativity, and a positive outlook in a technology-driven world.
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Author: Andrea A. Lunsford

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781457640469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 352

View: 9666

Andrea Lunsford’s research shows that students today are writing more than ever. Some skills, especially in social writing, come easily to many students. But concepts such as making effective choices for academic work and understanding the conventions of formal written English may be more difficult to grasp. EasyWriter, Fifth Edition, can help. Whether you’re looking for an affordable way to focus your writing classroom on rhetorical choices, or just a pocket-sized quick reference that your students can use on the go, you’ll find what you need in EasyWriter. And the handy little print book is just the beginning: EasyWriter now includes integrated media components—LearningCurve adaptive quizzing, video prompts, multimodal student writing, and more—to take advantage of what the Web can do.
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Writing for Success in College, Work, and Everyday Life

Author: Susan Anker

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312648081

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 912

View: 7628

Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable. From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.
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Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319043469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

View: 1670

This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response — skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they’re expected to do in other college courses. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with a new grammar handbook, expanded research coverage, new readings, and new features to provide stronger, more integrated reading and writing advice. Reflections can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students’ progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.
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A PDF-style e-Book

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457687232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

View: 3871

The new Concise St. Martins Guide provides streamlined coverage of the six most commonly assigned genres in first-year compositionremembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation. The Concise Guide leads students through the writing process: "Guides to Reading" equip students to analyze a genres basic features, and Axelrod and Coopers distinctive "Guides to Writing" help students apply their analysis of reading to the development of their own writing projects. With more hands-on activities for critical reading and working with sources, greater emphasis on the rhetorical situation, and a fresh new design to show students the strategies they need at a glance, the Concise Guide helps students accomplish their writing goals from start to finish.
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Practice in Context

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312542569

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 733

View: 7905

Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context, designed for the paragraph to essay course, Kirszner and Mandell take seriously the ideas and expressive abilities of developmental students, as well as their need to learn the rules of writing and grammar. Visual writing prompts that open every chapter get students writing immediately. By moving frequently between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises, students get constant reinforcement of the skills they are learning. Thoughtful chapters on college success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out the text, making it the perfect introduction to college writing. Read the preface.
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A Writing Guide with Readings

Author: Kate Mangelsdorf,Evelyn Posey

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319017495

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 592

View: 9897

Choices equips beginning writers with the skills and confidence to produce writing that matters. Kate Mangelsdorf and Evelyn Posey draw on over 40 years of combined classroom experience to ease students into the writing process through accessible and supportive writing instruction, encouraging students to actively participate in each step of the writing process. Along the way, students discover for themselves how to transform their brainstorming to discovery drafts and revised essays. Incorporating suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country, the sixth edition emphasizes the connection between reading and writing. A diverse collection of student and professional essays support the text’s focus on reading well to write well while a new chapter, Reading to Improve Writing, expands the coverage on active and critical reading and offers guidance on tools and strategies for pre-reading, reading, and reflecting. This all-in-one writing guide, reader, research text, and handbook empowers students to become effective academic writers—all at an affordable price. To support students at all levels of writing, Choices can now be packaged with free access to LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, a robust media package that brings together video tutorials, interactive grammar quizzes, and valuable writing instruction and gives students the practice to master the skills they need to succeed. Use ISBN 1-319-03958-8 to order Choices and LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.
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Short Essays for Composition

Author: Alfred Rosa,Paul Eschholz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457685965

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 5088

Models for Writers is a best-selling book with a simple yet effective combination that has worked for thousands of instructors and millions of students: short, accessible essays and helpful, thorough writing instruction. Models continues to offer thought-provoking readings organized to demonstrate not only the rhetorical strategies that students will use in their own essays but also the elements and language that will make those essays effective—trustworthy coverage you won’t find anywhere else. Also unique to Models is its versatility and flexibility: It works in a wide range of courses and at various levels. This edition offers new classroom activities for academic and professional writing that will get students to think critically about and practice the kinds of writing they will be doing in college and beyond. The new edition anticipates the needs of today’s students with helpful strategies for developing a strong thesis statement, expanded coverage of logical fallacies, entirely new coverage of APA documentation, and online multimodal readings and tutorials on critical reading and other essential topics.
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A Guide to College Reading and Writing

Author: Kathleen Green,Amy Lawlor

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 9781319035969

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 768

View: 5853

Read, Write, Connect provides integrated instruction in reading and writing paragraphs and essays with a thematic reader full of high-interest selections students will want to read and write about. The text begins with a walk-through of the reading and writing processes and then moves on to a series of workshop chapters that provide in-depth coverage of key topics like finding main ideas and drafting and organizing an essay. Throughout, the text demonstrates that academic processes are recursive, and the structure of the text reflects this recursivity: as students move from the early chapters to the workshop chapters, they build upon earlier learning, digging deeper into the material and gaining confidence along the way. The second edition offers new chapters and new features devoted to stronger, more integrated coverage of reading; expanded coverage of research and grammar; and exciting new readings, class-tested by the authors. Read, Write, Connect, Second Edition, can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students’ progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.
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