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Reader's Guide to College Writing
First EditionJohn J. Ruszkiewicz©2014
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PACKAGE THIS TITLE WITH OUR 2016 MLA SUPPLEMENT, Documenting Sources in MLA Style (package ISBN-13: 9781319086855). Get the most recent updates on MLA citation in a convenient, 40-page resource based on The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition, with plenty of models. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Can you think of a college course that doesn’t require reading? Whether in common-read programs, first-year writing, or writing-intensive courses, students need critical reading skills in order to engage with ideas and become successful academic writers. John Ruszkiewicz’s A Reader’s Guide to College Writing gives students an insider’s view of the way critical reading really works and how a writer’s rhetorical choices lead to powerful writing. In dynamic, pocket-sized lessons, readers are drawn into the conversation with a wise, helpful, and fun professor who knows just the right example to illustrate a concept. Simple, easy-to-spot marginal notes highlight the moves that matter in academic writing and help students apply the chapters’ advice. Flexible end-of-chapter activities work with a variety of writing assignments, while appendices with MLA and APA guidelines give students quick-reference help they can depend on.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 8 Explain and ImplyExamine Evidence: Support a Point Find Meaning: Read between the Lines YOUR TURN Chapter 9 Dispute, Concede, and Rebut Dispute and Challenge: Build Interest Concede and Correct: Build Trust Rebut and Reply: Build Authority YOUR TURN Chapter 10 Summarize, Annotate, and Paraphrase Summarize a Reading Annotate a Bibliography Paraphrase a Selection YOUR TURN Chapter 11 Discuss Write a Response Paper in Your Head Agree or Disagree Identify Strengths and Weaknesses of a Text See Similarities and Differences Point Out Complications Express Any Doubts Get Involved Learn the Right Moves Effective Strategies in Discussions What to Avoid in Discussions YOUR TURN
PART THREE: You, the Writer
Chapter 12 Compose
- Manage Assignments Figure Out Audiences Overcome Writer’s Block YOUR TURN
Chapter 13 Make a Point
- Find a Thesis YOUR TURN
Chapter 14 Structure
- Organize a Paper Think in Paragraphs Use Transitions Make Introductions Draw Conclusions Choose Titles YOUR TURN
Chapter 15 Evidence
- Find Sources Library Catalogs and Resources Information Databases and Indexes The Internet Seek Expert Advice YOUR TURN
Chapter 16 Frame Ideas and Quotations
- Use Frames to Give Credit Use Frames to Connect Ideas Use Frames to Synthesize Ideas Use Frames to Join the Conversation Handle Quotations Correctly YOUR TURN
Chapter 17 Style
- High, Middle, and Low Style High Style Middle Style Low Style Inclusive and Culturally Sensitive Style YOUR TURN
Chapter 18 Clarity and Economy
- Thirteen Suggestions to Improve Your Writing YOUR TURN
Appendix A: Style Guides Used in Various Disciplines