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Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers,9780136028604

Simon and Schuster Handbook for Writers

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9th
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9780136028604

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0136028608
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Hardcover
Pub. Date:
10/27/2008
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Longman
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The Simon & Schuster Handbook for Writerswill give you balanced coverage of the writing process, grammar, research, and topics. Troyka and Hesse provide practical advice about the writing you will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. Will answer any question a writer has about grammar, the writing process, or research.The writing process, critical thinking, argumentative writing, style, grammar, mechanics, usage, the research process, how to document sources. Anyone who wants a reliable writing reference book.

Author Biography

Lynn Quitman Troyka, Adjunct Professor in the Graduate Program in Language and Literature at the City College (CCNY) of the City University of New York (CUNY), has also taught at Queensborough Community College. Former editor of the Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing. Journal of Basic Writing, she has had her writing and research published in major journals and various scholarly collections. She also conducts workshops in the teaching of writing.  Dr. Troyka is a past chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC); the Two-Year College Association (TYCA) of the National Council of Teachers (NCTE); the College Section of NCTE; and the Writing Division of the Modern Language Association (MLA). She received the 2001 CCCC Exemplar Award, the highest CCCC award for scholarship, teaching, and service; the Rhetorician of the Year Award; and the TYCA Pickett Award for Service.

 

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

TABLE OF CONTENTS PART ONE Writing Situations and Processes Chapter 1 UnderstandingCollegeand Other Writing Situations 1a What is the current scene for writers in college and beyond? 1b What is a writing situation? 1c What does "purpose" mean for writing? 1d What does "audience" mean for writing? 1e What should I know about writing in a digital age? 1f What forms of writing do computers enable? 1g What resources can help me with writing? Chapter 2 Essential Processes for Academic Writing 2a What processes do academic writers use? 2b How do I begin a college writing project? 2c How do I come up with ideas and information? 2d What is a thesis statement? 2e How do I plan and organize my ideas? 2f What is outlining? 2g What can help me write a first draft? 2h How can I overcome writerrs"s block? 2i How do I revise? 2j How do I edit? 2k How do I proofread? 2l A student essay in three drafts Chapter 3 Developing and Shaping Writing 3a How do I shape essays? 3b How do paragraphs work? 3c How do I write effective introductory paragraphs? 3d What are body paragraphs? 3e What are topic sentences?


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