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9780077213992

The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life

The Brief McGraw-Hill Guide: Writing for College, Writing for Life
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  • ISBN-13: 9780077213992
  • ISBN: 0077213998
  • Edition: 1
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

AUTHOR

Barry Maid, Gregory Glau, Duane Roen

SUMMARY

Writing for College, Writing for Life Part 1: Getting Started 1. Writing Goals and Objectives for College and for Life WRITING IN THE FOUR AREAS OF YOUR LIFE Writing as a College Student Writing as a Professional Writing as a Citizen Writing as a Family Member or Friend WRITING IN THE FOUR AREAS IN THIS COURSE LEARNING GOALS IN THIS COURSE Rhetorical Knowledge Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing Writing Processes Knowledge of Conventions BECOMING A SELF-REFLECTIVE WRITER WRITING IN TODAY'S WORLD Writing Responsibly Writing Technologies 2. Reading Critically for College and for Life USING PRE-READING STRATEGIES READING ACTIVELY Annotating Effectively Reading Visuals Reading Web Sites USING POST-READING STRATEGIES Starting Your Writer''s / Research Journal Writing Effective Summaries Synthesizing Information in Readings Using Your Reading in Your Own Writing 3. Writing to Discover and to Learn USING INVENTION STRATEGIES TO DISCOVER IDEAS Listing Freewriting Questioning Answering the Questions Who? What? Why? When? Where? How? Brainstorming Clustering KEEPING NOTEBOOKS AND JOURNALS Double-Entry Notebook Field Notebook Vocabulary Journal Expanding the Journal Concept REWRITING YOUR CLASS NOTES Minute Paper Muddiest Point Preconception Check Paraphrasing ORGANIZING AND SYNTHESIZING INFORMATION Invented Dialogue Invented Interview/Unsent Letter Resume/Vita Bio-Poem USING CHARTS AND VISUALS TO DISCOVER AND TO LEARN Clustering and Concept Mapping Process Flowchart Time Line/Chronology Pedigree Chart STUDYING FOR EXAMS Test Questions Mnemonic Play Part 2: Using What You''ve Learned to Share Information 4. Writing to Share Experiences RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE Writing to Share Experiences in Your College Classes Writing to Share Experiences for Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options Writing for College Writing for Life Rhetorical Considerations in Sharing Your Experiences CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING Learning the Qualities of Effective Writing about Experiences Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Narratives That Share Experiences Russell Baker, On Becoming a Writer Tanya Barrientos, Se Habla Espanol Charles Ogletree, from All Deliberate Speed Thinking about Visuals That Share Experiences Drawing on Research about Experiences WRITING PROCESSES Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Visualizing Variations: Using Photos and Documents as Sources Organizing Your Ideas and Details Constructing a Complete Draft Revising Responding to Readers' Comments KNOWLEDGE OF CONVENTIONS Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design A WRITER SHARES HER EXPERIENCES: JESSICA HEMAUER'S FINAL DRAFT Jessica Hemauer, Farm Girl SELF-ASSESSMENT: REFLECTING ON YOUR LEARNING GOALS 5. Writing to Explore RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE Writing to Explore in Your College Classes Writing to Explore For Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options Writing for College Writing for Life Rhetorical Considerations for Exploratory Writing CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING Learning the Qualities of Effective Exploratory Writing Reading, Inquiry, and Research: Learning from Texts That Explore Kenneth Chang, Scientist at Work: Terence Tao; Journeys to the Distant Fields of Prime Michael Wolff, Bipolar Iraq P.J O'Rourke, Memoir Essay Thinking About Visuals That Explore Drawing on Research to Explore Your Subject WRITING PROCESSES Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Ideas and Details Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using Visuals to Make Your Exploration Clear Revising Responding to Readers' Comments KNOWLEDGE OF CONVENTIONS Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design A WRITER SHARES HIS EXPLORATION: RICK MOHLER'S FINAL DRAFT Rick Mohler, A Sporting Career? SELF-ASSESSMENT: REFLECTING ON YOUR LEARNING GOALS 6. Writing to Inform RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE Writing to Inform in Your College Classes Writing to Inform for Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options Writing for College Writing for Life Rhetorical Considerations in Informative Writing CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING Learning the Qualities of Effective Informative Writing Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Inform Harold Peterson, The Man Who Invented Baseball Carol Ezzell, Clocking Cultures Katie Hafner, Growing Wikipedia Revises Its 'Anyone Can Edit' Policy Thinking about Visuals That Inform Drawing on Research to Inform Your Readers WRITING PROCESSES Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Information and Research Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using a Web Site, Poster, or Brochure to Inform Your Readers Revising Responding to Readers' Comments KNOWLEDGE OF CONVENTIONS Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design A WRITER INFORMS HIS READERS: CRAIG BROADBENT'S FINAL DRAFT Craig Broadbent, Watch for the Blue Barrels SELF-ASSESSMENT: REFLECTING ON YOUR LEARNING GOALS 7. Writing to Analyze RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE Writing to Analyze in your College Classes Writing to Analyze For Life Scenarios for Writing: Assignment Options Writing for College Writing for Life Rhetorical Considerations in Analytical Writing CRITICAL THINKING, READING, AND WRITING Learning the Qualities of Effective Analytical Writing Reading, Writing, and Research: Learning from Texts That Analyze James M. Lang, Putting In the Hours John Rockhold, Pay Less at the Pump: The Hybrid Revolution Tamara Draut, All Work and No Play Thinking about Visuals That Analyze Drawing on Research to Analyze Your Subject WRITING PROCESSES Invention: Getting Started Exploring Your Ideas with Research Organizing Your Information Constructing a Complete Draft Visualizing Variations: Using Charts and Graphs to Make Your Analysis Clear Revising Responding to Readers' Comments KNOWLEDGE OF CONVENTIONS Editing Genres, Documentation, and Format Writing in Action: Convention in Genre and Design A WRITER SHARES HER ANALYSIS: SARAH WASHINGTON'S FINAL DRAFT Sarah Washington, Campus Parking: Love It or Leave It SELF-ASSESSMENT: REFLECTING ON YOUR LEARNING GOALS Part 3 Using What You've Learned to Write Arguments 8. Writing to Convince RHETORICAL KNOWLEDGE [read more]

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