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Writing : A Guide for College and Beyond,9780205648702

Writing : A Guide for College and Beyond



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One of the best textbooks  April 5, 2011

Some textbooks make you feel like editing them before you can read them; they are overdone with long, drawn-out drivel, as though the authors got paid by the word count. This is not one of them. The information is presented in a clear, non-boring, progressive way that anyone can follow. It uses many examples to illustrate the message they are trying to communicate. It has a point-by-point section in each chapter which goes back over all the pertinent information, so that when you're writing a paper, you can be sure you've covered all the bases and you're not overlooking any part of the assignment. All in all, I'm very glad my professor chose this textbook to teach the class. It made me a better writer, and it didn't bore me to tears in the process.

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Writing: A Guide for College and Beyonduses written instruction and visual tools to teach how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes. Writing Guidelines, Critical Reading, Research. General Interest, Writing

Author Biography

Lester Faigley holds the Robert Adger Law and Thos. H. Law Professorship in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. He was the founding director of the Division (now Department) of Rhetoric and Writing at Texas in 1993, and he served as the 1996 Chair of the Conference on College Composition and Communication. Faigley has published over twenty books and editions, including Fragments of Rationality (Pittsburgh, 1992), which received the MLA Mina P. Shaughnessy Prize.

Table of Contents

The Writer as Explorer
Making Discoveries
Look with new eyes
Explore the world
Find a territory
Use guides
Readingto Explore
Become a critical reader
Look with a critical eye
Read actively
Recognize fallacies
Respond as a reader
Planning a Journey
Determine your direction
Write a thesis
Plan your route
Returning and Revising
Evaluate your draft
Respond to others
Pay attention to details last
Thinking Visually
Communicate with visuals and words
Understand visual and verbal concepts
Know when to use images and graphics
Take pictures that arenrsquo;t boring
Compose images
Create tables, charts, and graphs
Designing Documents
Start with your readers
Use headings and subheadings effectively
Design pages
Understand typography
Delivering Presentations
Plan a presentation
Design effective visuals
Give a memorable presentation
Working as a Team
Organize a team
Understand the team process
Work as a team
The Writer as Guide
Writing Effectively in College
Understand the demands of writing in college
Think about your aim
Think about your genre
Think about your audience
Think about your credibility
Think about building on the work of others
Become an effective writer
Student visual analysis
Got Roddick?
Write to Reflect
Writing reflections
An effective reflection
Some Lines for a Younger Brother . . .
Explore current issues
How to read reflections
Let it Snow
My Dropout Boyfriend Kept Dropping In
Just Another Soldier
Mother Tongue
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