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QA Compact, from trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse, provides both composition students and instructors with the support they need to be successful, and is designed for easy, economical access to the most important concepts in writing.
The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to today’s students. Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to students about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. Offering instructors a full range of choices in handbooks, the Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks is available in a variety of formats, including Web-based and customized options, so instructors can select the handbook that best fits their course needs.
Doug Hesse, Professor of English and Director of Writing at the University of Denver, previously held several positions at Illinois State University, including Director of the Honors and Writing Programs, and Director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Hesse earned his PhD from the University of Iowa. He has also taught at the University of Findlay, Miami University (as Wiepking Distinguished Visiting Professor), and Michigan Tech. Dr. Hesse is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC), the nation’s largest professional association of college writing instructors. A past president, as well, of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (WPA), Dr. Hesse edited that organization’s journal, Writing Program Administration. He has been a member of the executive committee of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and chaired the Modern Language Association (MLA) Division on Teaching as a Profession. He is the author of over fifty articles and book chapters, in such journals as College Composition and Communication, College English, JAC, Rhetoric Review, and the Journal of Teaching Writing and in such books as Essays on the Essay; Writing Theory and Critical Theory; The Writing Program Administrator’s Sourcebook; Literary Nonfiction; The Private, the Public, and the Published; and Passions, Pedagogies, and 21st Century Technologies. The writing program he directs at the University of Denver is only one of twenty five internationally to receive the CCCC Certificate of Excellence.
Table of Contents
|Understanding College and Other Writing Situations|
|What is a writing situation?|
|What does ldquo;purposerdquo; mean for writing?|
|What does ldquo;audiencerdquo; mean for writing?|
|What resources can help me with writing?|
|Essential Processes for Academic Writing|
|What processes do academic writers use?|
|How do I begin a college writing project?|
|How can I come up with ideas and information?|
|What is a thesis statement?|
|How do I plan and organize my ideas?|
|What is outlining?|
|What can help me write a first draft?|
|How can I overcome writerrsquo;s block?|
|How do I revise?|
|How do I edit?|
|How do I proofread?|
|A student essay in three drafts|
|Writing Paragraphs, Shaping Essays|
|How do I shape essays?|
|How do paragraphs work?|
|How do I write effective introductory paragraphs?|
|What are body paragraphs?|
|What are topic sentences?|
|How do I develop my body paragraphs?|
|How do I create unity and coherence in paragraphs?|
|How can I arrange a paragraph?|
|How can rhetorical patterns help me write paragraphs?|
|What is a transitional paragraph?|
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