Keys to Successful Writing (with Readings)

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-02-01
  • Publisher: Pearson
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Keys to Successful Writing prepares student writers for college, career, and everyday writing success by illustrating the writing process requiring reading, thinking,andwriting. An essay-level rhetoric/reader/handbook presenting straightforward, consistently applicable tools and techniques,Keys's organization flows from simple to more complex essays. Featuring a student-friendly, highly accessible writing style, the text presents clear, specific strategies for writing. These methods are combined with student and professional models that are engaging, provocative, and contemporary.

Table of Contents

Exploring the Realm of College Reading and Writing
Reading, Thinking, and Writing for College
The Reading/Writing Connection Why We Read Characteristics of Successful
College Writers and Readers ldquo;LETrsquo;S
Tell The Story Of All Americarsquo;s Cultures,rdquo;Ji-Yeon Mary Yufill
Guidelines for Being an Active Reading Audience Strategies for Active
bull; Preview the Reading
bull; Use Dictionary Definitions and Contextual Definitions
bull; Annotate
bull; Summarize
bull; Respond in a Journal
bull; Think Critically Guidelines for Note-taking in the Classroom Guidelines for Connecting
Reading and Writing Purpose
bull; Focus
bull; Material
bull; Structure
bull; Style Model with Key Questions
Ldquo;A Letter Of Complaint,rdquo;
Matt Cirillo and Cindy Sharp Journal Writing
The Reading Log Box
Using the Computer for College Reading and Writing Options for Writing Responding to Writing
Using Active Reading Strategies Box
Critical Thinking in Connecting Texts
Defining the Essay and the Composing Process Characteristics of the Essay
ldquo;A Black Athlete Looks at Education,rdquo;
Arthur Ashe Model with Key Questions
Cwiak Guidelines for Writing the Essay Purpose
bull; Focus
bull; Material
bull; Structure
bull; Style An Overview of the Composing Process Discovering
bull; Drafting
bull; Revising
bull; Polishing
bull; Writer/Audience Response
Box: Strategies for Writers Journal Writing
Examining Your Composing Process Box
Using the Computer: Opening a Planning
File Options for Writing Responding to Writing
ldquo;What I Have Lived For,rdquo;
Bertrand Russell Box
Critical Thinking in Connecting Texts One Essayrsquo;s
Trip through the Composing Process
ldquo;American Musicians and Amendment Rights,rdquo;
Cyrus Doherty
Discovering Through Prewriting Characteristics of Prewriting
Model with Key Questions
ldquo;Public Parking and Road War,rdquo;
Olasumbo Davis Guidelines for Prewriting Consider Your Audience
bull; Allow Prewriting Free Rein
bull; Mapping an Essay Box: Strategies for Prewriting Journal Writing
Discovery Entry
ldquo;To Invigorate Literary Mind, Start Moving Literary Feet,rdquo;
Joyce Carol Oates Box: Using the Computer
Organizing Prewriting Options for Writing Responding to Writing
Discovering Keys for Prewriting Box
Critical Thinking in Connecting Texts

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