Writing : A Guide for College and Beyond, Brief Edition Spiral

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 2010-01-01
  • Publisher: Longman
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Writing: A Guide for College and Beyond, Brief Edition Spiral, 2/e uses written instruction and visual tools to teach students how to read, write, and research effectively for different purposes. Lester Faigleyrs"s clear and inviting teaching style and Dorling Kindersleyrs"s accessible and striking design combine to give students a textbook that shows them what readers and writers actually do. Unique, dynamic presentations of reading, writing, and research processes in the text bring writing alive for students and speak to students with many learning styles. Throughout the book, students are engaged and learning, with such notable features as "process maps" to guide students through the major writing assignments, extensive examples of student "Writers at work," and diverse, distinctive reading selections.

Table of Contents

The Writer As Explorer
Making Discoveries
Look with new eyes
Explore the world
Find a territory
Use guides
to 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 aren'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
How to write a reflection
Student essay
The Miracle Quilt
Write to Inform
Writing observations
An effective observation
Life on the Rocks: The Galápagos
Explore current issues
How to read observations
Monster in a Ryokan
Photographs of Japanese-Americans at Manzanar
The Wheels of Freedom: Bicycles in China
The Travelogue of an Astronomer
How to write an observation
Student essay
Playing in Traffic: How Parallel Play Helps Preschool Children "Merge" into Group Play
Informative Essays
Reporting information
Effective informative writing
The Emperor's Giraffe
Explore current issues
How to read informative writing
How Do I Love Thee?
Affairs of the Lips: Why We Kiss
Learning to Lie
Minds of their Own
How to write to inform
Student essay
The Life Cycle of Stars
Write to Analyze
Rhetorical and Literary Analyses
Writing to analyze
Writing a rhetorical analysis
Writing a visual analysis
Writing a literary analysis
An effective analysis
Straight from the Heart
Explore current issues
How to read analyses
The Collapse of Big Media: The Young and the Restless
The Stata Center
Federal Express Logo
Volkswagen Beetle
Everyday Use
Studentliterary analysis
Make Something of Yoursel;: Symbolism in Alice Walker's Everyday Us
Love in LA
How to write an analysis
Student rhetorical analysis
Biting the Hands That Feed America
Causal Analyses
Writing to analyze causes
An effective causal analysis
Pesticides, Parasite May Cause Frog Deformities
Explore current issues
How to read causal analyses
The Future of Marriage
Pushing Paper Out the Door
Why Should I Be Nice To You? Coffee Shops and the Politics of Good Service
Strive We Must
The New Girl Order
Operation Iraqi Freedom Leaflets
How to write a causal analysis
Student analysis
Borrowing Bling: The Appeal of Hip-hop to Young White Men
Write Arguments
Writing to evaluate
An effective evaluation
The Aesthetics of Wind Power
Explore current issues
How to read evaluations
Web 2.l0 Forum: The Sleep of Reason
Web 2.l0 Forum: Knowledge Access as a Public Good
Gangsta Rap and American Culture
The Nitpicking Nation
How to write an evaluation
Stop Loss or Loss of Trus
Arguments for a Position
Writing a position argument
An effective position argument
Take My Privacy, Please!
Explore current issues
How to read position arguments
What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?
When Handouts Keep Coming, the Food Line Never Ends
The Color of Mayhem
Hillary vs, Grand Theft Aut
No Human Being Is Illegal
Buff Daddy
Food Cops Bust Cookie Monster
How to write a position argument
Student argument
Speech Doesn't Have to be Pretty to be Protected
Proposal Arguments
Making a proposal argument
An effective proposal argument
The Declaration of Independence
Explore current issues
How to read proposal arguments
A Trail of DNA and Data
Coal in a Nice Shade of Green
Building the Interstate Highway System
Why Bother?
The Micromagic of Microcredit
How to write a proposal argument
Student argument
Let's Make It a Real Melting Pot with Presidential Hopes for All
The Writer As Researcher
Planning Research
Analyze the research task
Ask a question
Determine what you need
Draft a working thesis
Search using keywords
Start a working bibliography
Finding Sources in Databases
Find information in databases
Construct effective searches
Locate elements of a citation
Finding Sources on the Web
Find information on the Web
Evaluate Web sources
Find visual sources online
Finding Print Sources
Find books
Find journal articles
Evaluate print sources
Exploring in the Field
Conduct interviews
Administer surveys
Make observations
Writing the Research Paper
Plan your organization
Avoid plagiarism
Quote sources without plagiarizing
Summarize and paraphrase sources without plagiarizing
Incorporate quotations
Incorporate visuals
MLA Documentation
Elements of MLA documentation
Entries in the list of works cited
In-text citations in MLA style
Books in MLA-style works cited
Periodicals in MLA-style works cited
Web sources in MLA-style works cited
Other sources in MLA-style works cited
Sample MLA paper
George Abukar, It's Time to Shut Down the Identity Theft Racket
APA Documentation
APA citations
In-text citations in APA style
Books in APA-style references list
Periodicals in APA-style references list
Web sources in APA-style references list
Other sources in APA-style references list
Sample APA paper
Blair Zacharias, Parking Design Recommendations for Publicly-Funded Commercial Redevelopment Projects
Writing Essay Exams
Creating Portfolios
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