Quick Access, Reference for Writers (with MyCompLab NEW with E-Book Student Access Code Card)

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Package
  • Copyright: 2009-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Now in its fifth edition, Quick Access is written by trusted authors Lynn Troyka and Doug Hesse. Quick Access is a brief, spiral-bound, tabbed (12 tabs) handbook, published in full color. Quick Access is also accompanied by a valuable supplements and media package, including an interactive eBook, a personal writing plan, tutoring, and tools on the Web. The Troyka/Hesse family of handbooks provides the most balanced coverage of writing process, grammar, research, and topics important to todayrs"s writers. Both respected teachers and authors, Troyka and Hesse give practical advice to writers about the writing they will do in composition courses, in other classes, and in the world beyond. Will answer any questions 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.

Table of Contents

Thinking, Reading, and Writing Critically
Thinking Like a Writer
Why writing is important
Thinking like a writer
Situation, purpose, and audience
Critical thinking
Steps in critical thinking
Reading Critically
Critical reading
Steps in critical reading Determining literal meaning Making inferences Making evaluations
Close and active reading
Systematic reading Preview Read Review
Connecting critical reading to writing
Distinguishing Between Summary and Synthesis
Synthesizing Synthesizing multiple sources Synthesizing one source
Viewing Images Critically
Viewing images with a critical eye
Writing and Technology
Computers and writers Creating documents Finding sources Managing your work Communicating with others
Computers and forms of writing Writing Process
Getting Started
The writing process
The purposes for writing Informing a reader Persuading a reader
The writerrsquo;s "audience"
Writing for a peer-response group
Writing for an instructor
Writing for a supervisor
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