*new to this edition 1. Learning across the Curriculum 1. Writing to Learn a. Studying the world through a range of disciplines b. Using writing as a tool for learning c. Taking responsibility for reading, writing, and research d. Recognizing that writing improves with practice *2. Learning in a Multimedia World a. Becoming aware of the persuasive power of images b. Making effective use of multimedia elements c. Taking advantage of online and other electronic tools for learning 3. Learning in English as a Second Language a. Becoming aware of cultural differences in communication b. Using writing to learn more about English c. Using learning tools that are available for multilingual students 2. Writing and Designing Papers 4. Reading, Thinking, Writing: The Critical Connection a. Reading critically b. Thinking critically c. Writing critically 5. Planning and Shaping a. Learning how to approach assignments b. Exploring your ideas c. Developing a working thesis d. Planning a structure that suits your assignment *e. Considering visuals 6. Drafting a. Using online tools for drafting b. Developing ideas and using visuals c. Writing focused, clearly organized paragraphs *d. Integrating visuals effectively 7. Revising and Editing a. Getting comments from readers b. Using online tools for revising c. Focusing on the purpose of your writing d. Testing your thesis e. Reviewing the structure of your paper as a whole f. Revising for paragraph development, paragraph unity, and coherence *g. Revising visuals h. Editing sentences i. Proofreading carefully j. Using campus, Internet, and community resources k. Learning from one student's revisions 8. Designing Academic Papers and Portfolios a. Considering audience and purpose b. Using computer toolbars c. Thinking intentionally about design *d. Compiling a portfolio 3. Common Assignments across the Curriculum 9. Informative Reports a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an informative report as a process c. Student paper: Informative report d. Writing reviews of the literature 10. Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an interpretive analysis as a process c. Student paper: Interpretive analysis 11. Arguments a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an argument as a process c. Student paper: Argument 12. Other Kinds of Writing Assignments a. Personal essays b. Lab reports in the experimental sciences c. Case studies in the social sciences d. Essays exams e. Coauthored projects *13. Oral Presentations a. Planning and shaping your presentation b. Drafting your presentation c. Preparing for your presentation *14. Multimedia Writing a. Learning about tools for creating multimedia texts b. Analyzing images c. Creating a hypertext essay d. Creating multimedia presentations e. Creating a Web site f. Creating and interacting with weblogs 4. Writing beyond College 15. Service Learning and Community-Service Writing a. Addressing the community on behalf of your organization or yourself b. Designing brochures, posters, and newsletters *16. Letters to Raise Awareness and Share Concern 17. Writing to Get and Keep a Job a. Exploring internship possibilities b. Keeping an up-to-date resume c. Writing an application letter d. Preparing for a job interview e. Applying college writing to writing on the job f. Writing as a consumer 5. Researching 18. Understanding Research a. Understanding primary and secondary research b. RecognMaimon, Elaine is the author of 'Writer's Resource A Handbook for Writing and Research', published 2005 under ISBN 9780073260037 and ISBN 0073260037.