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The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life,9780077213992
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The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life

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BRIEF
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9780077213992

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0077213998
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Pub. Date:
1/10/2008
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McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
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The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide is designed to help students learn to write more effectively not only in their college courses but also in their professional, civic, and personal lives. Combining a flexible reader, rhetoric, and research guide, The Brief Guide shows students how to set goals for their writing, to use effective composing strategies to reach those goals, and to assess their progress toward achieving them. Based on the idea that effective writers are strong communicators in any context, The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide emphasizes the skills established by the Writing Program Administrator's Outcomes Statement that form the foundation of assessment practices at writing programs throughout the country -- rhetorical knowledge, critical thinking, writing processes, and conventions. These skills form the basis of the instruction in each assignment chapter and throughout the text.

Table of Contents

Writing for College, Writing for Life
Getting Started
Writing Goals and Objectives for College and for Life
Writing In The Four Areas Of Your Life
Writing as a College Student
Writing as a Professional
Writing as a Citizen
Writing as a Family Member or Friend
Writing In The Four Areas In This Course Learning Goals In This Course
Rhetorical Knowledge
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing
Writing Processes
Knowledge of Conventions
Becoming A Self-Reflective Writer Writing In Today’S World
Writing Responsibly
Writing Technologies
Reading Critically for College and for Life
Using Pre-Reading Strategies Reading Actively
Annotating Effectively
Reading Visuals
Reading Web Sites
Using Post-Reading Strategies
Starting Your Writer''s / Research
Journal Writing
Effective Summaries
Synthesizing Information in Readings
Using Your Reading in Your Own Writing
Writing to Discover and to Learn
Using Invention Strategies To Discover Ideas
Listing
Freewriting
Questioning
Answering the Questions
Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?
Brainstorming
Clustering
Keeping Notebooks And Journals
Double-Entry Notebook
Field Notebook
Vocabulary Journal
Expanding the Journal Concept
Rewriting Your Class Notes
Minute Paper Muddiest Point
Preconception
Check Paraphrasing
Organizing And Synthesizing Information
Invented Dialogue
Invented Interview/Unsent
Letter Résumé/Vita Bio-Poem
Using Charts And Visuals To Discover And To Learn
Clustering and Concept
Mapping Process
Flowchart Time Line/Chronology
Pedigree Chart
Studying For Exams
Test Questions
Mnemonic Play
Using What You''ve Learned to Share Information
Writing to Share Experiences
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Share Experiences in Your College Classes
Writing to Share Experiences for Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life Rhetorical
Considerations in Sharing Your Experiences
Critical Thinking, Reading, And Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Writing about Experiences
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Narratives That Share Experiences
On Becoming a Writer Tanya Barrientos, Se Habla Español
All Deliberate Speed Thinking about Visuals That Share Experiences
Drawing on Research about Experiences
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started
Exploring Your Ideas with Research Visualizing
Variations: Using Photos and Documents as Sources
Organizing Your Ideas and Details
Constructing a Complete Draft Revising
Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge Of Conventions
Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Experiences: Jessica Hemauer’S Final Draft
Farm Girl
Self-Assessment: Reflecting On Your Learning Goals
Writing to Explore
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Explore in Your College Classes
Writing to Explore For Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations for Exploratory Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, And Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Exploratory Writing
Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Explore Kenneth Chang, Scientist at Work: Terence Tao; Journeys to the Distant Fields of Prime Michael Wolff, Bipolar Iraq P.J O’Rourke, Memoir Essay Thinking About Visuals That Explore Drawing on Research to Explore Your Subject
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Ideas and Details Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using Visuals to Make Your Exploration Clear Revising Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge Of Conventions
Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares His Exploration: Rick Mohler’S Final Draft
A Sporting Career?
Self-Assessment: Reflecting On Your Learning Goals
Writing to Inform
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Inform in Your College Classes
Writing to Inform for Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Informative Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, And Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Informative Writing
Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Inform Harold Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball Carol Ezzell, Clocking Cultures Katie Hafner, Growing Wikipedia Revises Its ‘Anyone Can Edit’ Policy Thinking about Visuals That Inform Drawing on Research to Inform Your Readers
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Information and Research Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using a Web Site, Poster, or Brochure to Inform Your Readers Revising Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge Of Conventions
Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Informs His Readers: Craig Broadbent’S Final Draft
Watch for the Blue Barrels
Self-Assessment: Reflecting On Your Learning Goals
Writing to Analyze
Rhetorical Knowledge
Writing to Analyze in your College Classes
Writing to Analyze For Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options
Writing for College
Writing for Life
Rhetorical Considerations in Analytical Writing
Critical Thinking, Reading, And Writing
Learning the Qualities of Effective Analytical Writing
Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Analyze James M. Lang, Putting In the Hours John Rockhold, Pay Less at the Pump: The Hybrid Revolution Tamara Draut, All Work and No Play Thinking about Visuals That Analyze Drawing on Research to Analyze Your Subject
Writing Processes
Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Information
Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using Charts and Graphs to Make Your Analysis Clear Revising Responding to Readers’ Comments
Knowledge Of Conventions
Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design
A Writer Shares Her Analysis: Sarah Washington’S Final Draft
Campus Parking: Love It or Leave It
Self-Assessment: Reflecting On Your Learning Goals
Using What You’ve Learned to Write Arguments
Writing to Convince
Rhetorical Knowledge
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