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Essential Writing Skills For College And Beyond

Author : Charlene Gill
ISBN : 1599637596
Genre : Reference
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Provides tips and techniques for writing reports, term papers, and essays, including information about grammar, brainstorming, and research.

Student S Guide To Writing College Papers

Author : Kate L. Turabian
ISBN : 0226816338
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High school students, two-year college students, and university students all need to know how to write a well-reasoned, coherent research paper—and for decades Kate Turabian’s Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers has helped them to develop this critical skill. In the new fourth edition of Turabian’s popular guide, the team behind Chicago’s widely respected The Craft of Research has reconceived and renewed this classic for today’s generation. Designed for less advanced writers than Turabian’s Manual of Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Seventh Edition, Gregory G. Colomb and Joseph M. Williams here introduce students to the art of defining a topic, doing high-quality research with limited resources, and writing an engaging and solid college paper. The Student’s Guide is organized into three sections that lead students through the process of developing and revising a paper. Part 1, "Writing Your Paper," guides students through the research process with discussions of choosing and developing a topic, validating sources, planning arguments, writing drafts, avoiding plagiarism, and presenting evidence in tables and figures. Part 2, "Citing Sources," begins with a succinct introduction to why citation is important and includes sections on the three major styles students might encounter in their work—Chicago, MLA, and APA—all with full coverage of electronic source citation. Part 3, "Style," covers all matters of style important to writers of college papers, from punctuation to spelling to presenting titles, names, and numbers. With the authority and clarity long associated with the name Turabian, the fourth edition of Student’s Guide to Writing College Papers is both a solid introduction to the research process and a convenient handbook to the best practices of writing college papers. Classroom tested and filled with relevant examples and tips, this is a reference that students, and their teachers, will turn to again and again.

Introduction To College Writing

Author : Jean Reynolds
ISBN : 0130803286
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Using a step-by-step approach to writing, this book reminds its readers (and writers) that every professional person is a professional writer. It motivates them to learn about writing, challenges them to find something interesting to write about, and offers guidance while developing ideas into paragraphs and essays. Collaborative activities, extensive coverage of the writing process, a thorough usage review, and in-depth, practical instruction in rhetorical, are just some of the effective teaching tools in this guide to producing better writing. It also features quotations and anecdotes about writing from such experts and successful authors as Ernest Hemingway, Susan Sontag, Ellen Goodman, Ken Macrorie, and more. Other reading selections include diverse topics and works by Maya Angelou, Anne Frank, Colin Powell, Alex Haley, Maxine Hong Kingston, and Gwendolyn Brooks. For preparation in the professional world of writing — letters, reports, proposals, evaluations, presentations, and speeches.

College Writing And Beyond

Author : Anne Beaufort
ISBN : 9780874216639
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Composition research consistently demonstrates that the social context of writing determines the majority of conventions any writer must observe. Still, most universities organize the required first-year composition course as if there were an intuitive set of general writing "skills" usable across academic and work-world settings. In College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction, Anne Beaufort reports on a longitudinal study comparing one student’s experience in FYC, in history, in engineering, and in his post-college writing. Her data illuminate the struggle of college students to transfer what they learn about "general writing" from one context to another. Her findings suggest ultimately not that we must abolish FYC, but that we must go beyond even genre theory in reconceiving it. Accordingly, Beaufort would argue that the FYC course should abandon its hope to teach a sort of general academic discourse, and instead should systematically teach strategies of responding to contextual elements that impinge on the writing situation. Her data urge attention to issues of learning transfer, and to developmentally sound linkages in writing instruction within and across disciplines. Beaufort advocates special attention to discourse community theory, for its power to help students perceive and understand the context of writing.

College Paperbuddy

Author : Anna Kendall
ISBN : 147838123X
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There is finally a quick and fun guide to writing quality research papers . . . at a fraction of the cost of those long and boring writing manuals! College PaperBuddy is the ultimate guide for writing research papers. It clearly explains and illustrates all of the required parts for writing college research papers; it replaces academic theories and jargon with useful and practical information. CPB describes many time-saving methods for writing research papers, such as efficient ways to conduct research and take notes. This friendly, student-oriented guide includes plenty of examples, tips, and illustrations that will make college writing feel like an easier and more enjoyable process. College PaperBuddy provides links to free online research sources, with links to sources for most college majors. Most importantly, this helpful guide presents the most up-to-date information for writing research papers, including documenting sources. It clearly explains the latest editions of the three most commonly used documentation styles in college: APA, Chicago, and MLA. (This is especially useful for students who don't want to purchase the latest editions of the APA and MLA guides.) College PaperBuddy can help students save both time and money!

The Nuts And Bolts Of College Writing 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Harvey
ISBN : 9781603849845
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

A Professor S Guide To Writing Essays

Author : Neumann
ISBN : 0692822526
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College Writing

Author : Gabriella Nuttall
ISBN : 0618230300
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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The Writing strand prepares students for academic written work by teaching them the language, content, and rhetoric needed for success in college courses. These texts build student confidence by presenting step-by-step, easy-to-learn processes for effective writing.

Thinking On The Page

Author : Gwen Hyman
ISBN : 159963869X
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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"To present powerful ideas effectively in your college essays, you need to break away from rigid rules and structures and start thinking on the page. With this book, you'll learn how to actively engage with a text, analyze it, draw informed conclusions, and then make solid claims about what you have observed. Thinking on the Page will also help you: think critically about what you're reading and draw questions and ideas directly from the text; approach your essay as a story rather than a formula; work through your ideas by graphing, listing, charting, and drawing; incorporate relevant outside research; edit your final essay and polish it to perfection"--Back cover.

College Writing Skills With Readings

Author : John Langan
ISBN : 9780077819088
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Grounded in John LanganËs Four Bases Ë unity, coherence, sentence skills, and support Ë College Writing Skills with Readings employs a unique personalized learning plan to address student deficits in grammar and mechanics and to free instructional time for activities emphasizing writing process and critical thinking. From mastering the traditional five-paragraph essay and its variations to learning about the finer points of grammar and punctuation, College Writing Skills with Readings empowers students to think more deeply about audience and purpose as they write for college and career. This new ninth edition provides a greater balance focus on personal, academic, and workplace writing.

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