Insider's Guide to Academic Writing

A Rhetoric and Reader

Author: Susan Miller-Cochran,Roy Stamper,Stacey Cochran

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319077447

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 688

View: 5512

PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319084585). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN. All academic writing requires skills in critical thinking, close reading, argumentation and research, but disciplinary differences among the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and applied fields leave students and instructors frustrated by a one-size-fits-all approach to these skills. For writing programs committed to preparing students for the full range of disciplines they will enter, An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing presents a proven pedagogy that helps students to adapt to the academic writing tasks of different disciplinary discourse communities. The pedagogy features a series of flexible, transferable frameworks and concrete connections to the disciplines including unique Insider’s video interviews with scholars and peers. Based on the best practices of a first-year composition program that has trained hundreds of teachers who have instructed thousands of students, An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing offers two books in one: an innovative rhetoric of academic writing (available as its own book), and a thematic reader that foregrounds real readings from the disciplines. Use ISBN 978-1-319-05355-0 to get access to the online videos for free with the brief text and ISBN 978-1-319-05354-3 for the version with readings.

An Insider's Guide to Academic Writing

A Brief Rhetoric

Author: Susan Miller-Cochran,Roy Stamper,Stacey Cochran

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 131903960X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

View: 6671

Based on the best practices of one of the most innovative and productive first-year composition programs in the U.S., An Insider’s Guide to Academic Writing: A Brief Rhetoric is the ideal way to prepare students no matter which discipline they are entering. Through a series of flexible, transferable frameworks and concrete connections to the disciplines—including unique Insider’s video interviews with scholars and peers—it helps students use a rhetorical lens to adapt to the academic writing tasks of different disciplinary discourse communities. In addition to this brief, rhetoric-only version, The Insider’s Guide is also available with a thematic reader that foregrounds real readings from the disciplines. Use ISBN 978-1-319-02030-9 for this version without readings.

A Reader's Guide to College Writing

Author: John J. Ruszkiewicz

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457668939

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 4842

Can you think of a college course that doesn’t require reading? Whether in common-read programs, first-year writing, or writing-intensive courses, students need critical reading skills in order to engage with ideas and become successful academic writers. John Ruszkiewicz’s A Reader’s Guide to College Writing gives students an insider’s view of the way critical reading really works and how a writer’s rhetorical choices lead to powerful writing. In dynamic, pocket-sized lessons, readers are drawn into the conversation with a wise, helpful, and fun professor who knows just the right example to illustrate a concept. Simple, easy-to-spot marginal notes highlight the moves that matter in academic writing and help students apply the chapters’ advice. Flexible end-of-chapter activities work with a variety of writing assignments, while appendices with MLA and APA guidelines give students quick-reference help they can depend on.

Learn Psychology

Author: Dr. Kenneth E Carter,Dr. Colleen M Seifert

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 1284137724

Category: Psychology

Page: 750

View: 4817

Learn Psychology offers a comprehensive yet accessible presentation of psychology principles, research and theory. Each chapter is carefully structured to cover the topics and concepts of a standard introductory psychology course with associated learning objectives and assessments. Multiple influences are discussed at the end of each chapter wrapping up the chapter presentation. With Learn Psychology, students will find an engaging writing style supported by a pedagogical approach that invites critical analysis, all while building a deeper knowledge of psychology. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images or content found in the physical edition.

Patterns for College Writing

A Rhetorical Reader and Guide

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312676840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 864

View: 8213

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.

The Classic Guide to Better Writing

Step-by-Step Techniques and Exercises to Write Simply, Clearly and Correctly

Author: Rudolf Flesch

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062730487

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 3095

Every phase of writing is addressed in this authoritative, practical guide. Specific topics include: organizing information, discovering a personal voice, enhancing readability and checking grammar and spelling. Featuring hundreds of exercises and written in a relaxed, entertaining style, this is the perfect aid for the many Americans who wish to improve their communication skills in both their business and personal lives.

From Inquiry to Academic Writing

A Text and Reader

Author: Stuart Greene,April Lidinsky

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312601417

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 944

View: 9186

Academic writing is a conversation — a collaborative exchange of ideas to pursue new knowledge. From Inquiry to Academic Writing: A Text and Reader demystifies cross-curricular thinking and writing by breaking it down into a series of comprehensible habits and skills that students can learn in order to join in. The extensive thematic reader opens up thought-provoking conversations being held throughout the academy and in the culture at large. Read the preface.

The Strategic Student

Successfully Transitioning from High School to College Academics

Author: David Cass

Publisher: Uvize, Inc.

ISBN: 098388630X

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 4417

Every college student can succeed academically and obtain a high GPA. The reason so many college students underperform is because they're not taught how to transition from the structured high school environment to the unstructured college academic environment. The Strategic Student teaches high school seniors and college underclassmen how to make this transition and become more self-reliant. Specific topics include: demystifying college academics prior to arriving on campus; scheduling time efficiently; utilizing on-campus resources; adopting effective study, test-taking, and classroom skills; managing stress; and harnessing technology.

Image Politics

The New Rhetoric of Environmental Activism

Author: Kevin Michael DeLuca

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136503064

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 1478

This exceptional volume examines “image events” as a rhetorical tactic utilized by environmental activists. Author Kevin Michael DeLuca analyzes widely televised environmentalist actions in depth to illustrate how the image event fulfills fundamental rhetorical functions in constructing and transforming identities, discourses, communities, cultures, and world views. Image Politics also exhibits how such events create opportunities for a politics that does not rely on centralized leadership or universal metanarratives. The book presents a rhetoric of the visual for our mediated age as it illuminates new political possibilities currently enacted by radical environmental groups. Chapters in the volume cover key areas of environmental activism such as: *The rhetoric of social movements; *Imaging social movements; *Environmental justice groups; and *Participatory democracy. This book is of interest to scholars and students of rhetorical theory, media and communication theory, visual theory, environmental studies, social change movements, and political theory. It will also appeal to others interested in ecology, radical environmental politics, and activism, and is an excellent supplemental text in advanced undergraduate and graduate level courses in these areas.

Writing in the Disciplines

A Hacker Handbooks Supplement

Author: Diana Hacker,Jonathan S. Cullick,Terry Myers Zawacki

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1319133630


Page: 142

View: 7346

With practical advice and plenty of student models, Writing in the Disciplines provides a jump start for writing college papers in nine disciplines -- biology, business, criminal justice/criminology, education, engineering, history, music, nursing, and psychology. Each discipline section features information on audience expectations in that area of study, the types of questions asked, the types of documents produced, the kinds of evidence used, appropriate language conventions, and appropriate citation styles. Each section features a model student paper (two in business) written in response to a typical assignment in the discipline.

Your College Experience

Strategies for Success

Author: John N. Gardner,Betsy O. Barefoot

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312602545

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 3749

Written by the leading authorities on the first-year seminar and grounded in research, Your College Experience by John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot offers today’s diverse students the practical help they need to make the transition to college and get the most out of their time there. Goal setting has always been central to this text, and the Tenth Edition has been revised with added coverage and activities to strengthen this material throughout. In addition, a new focus on self-assessment of strengths will help students see where they are already succeeding so that they get off to a great start and stay in college. A full package of instructional support materials — including an Instructor’s Annotated Edition, Instructor’s Manual, PowerPoint slides, videos, and a Test Bank — provides new and experienced instructors all the tools they will need to engage students in this course and increase student retention.

Green Is the New Red

An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege

Author: Will Potter

Publisher: City Lights Publishers

ISBN: 0872865525

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

View: 865

An insider tells how environmentalists and animal rights activists have become "the number one domestic terrorism threat."

The Brief Cengage Handbook (with 2016 MLA Update Card)

Author: Laurie Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell

Publisher: Cengage Handbook

ISBN: 9781337287432

Category: Education

Page: 688

View: 740

Become a successful college writer with THE BRIEF CENGAGE HANDBOOK, 8th Edition. This comprehensive and practical text provides extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, composing in digital environments and in various genres, and other topics essential for 21st century writers. Numerous checklists summarize key information that you can quickly access as you work on writing and research projects. This versatile and proven text is a uniquely effective guide to help you develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills you need to be a successful communicator in college and beyond. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

How to Publish Your Communication Research: An Insider’s Guide

Author: Alison Alexander,W. James Potter

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483391884

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 9702

Well-known journal editors and Communication scholars Alison Alexander and W. James Potter provide an insider's guide to getting published in scholarly communication journals. Alexander and Potter begin with a review of the manuscript submission process followed by coverage of writing traps that should be avoided. Additional chapters, written by eight other distinguished journal editors, tell prospective authors what editors and reviewers look for when deciding which articles should be published and which should not.

The Academic Writer

A Brief Guide

Author: Lisa Ede

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312603193

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 448

View: 9982

Written in Lisa Ede's accessible, supportive style, The Academic Writer is an affordable, brief guide to the essentials of academic writing and research. By framing writing situations in terms of the writer, reader, text, and medium, the text helps students think rhetorically and make effective choices as they write. Abundant student models, advice on writing in the disciplines, and attention to visuals and design make this text a perfect introduction to college writing -- at a great price.

Writing about Literature

A Guide for the Student Critic

Author: W. F. Garrett-Petts

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551112541

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 152

View: 2571

Writing about Literature is the first undergraduate text to integrate recent genre theory and a "writing in the disciplines" approach to the teaching of critical writing. While encouraging students to develop and value their own interpretations, the text helps undergraduates understand the rhetorical and institutional conventions of critical writing. A cross between a rhetoric and a casebook, Writing about Literature provides clear, practical advice and accessible models for writing critical essays on literature—on prose fiction in particular. This book offers students an insider's guide to the language, issues, approaches, styles, assumptions, and traditions that inform the writing of successful critical essays.