More and more, first- year writing courses foreground skills of critical analysis and argumentation. In response, Arguing about Literature first hones students’ analytical skills through instruction in close critical reading of texts; then, it shows them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative writing. From the authors of the groundbreaking and widely adopted Making Literature Matter, Arguing about Literature economically combines two books in one: a concise guide to reading literature and writing arguments, and a compact thematic anthology of stories, poems, plays, arguments, and other kinds of texts for inquiry, analysis and research. The second edition includes even more instruction in the key skills of argumentation, critical reading, and research, while linking literature more directly to the newsworthy current issues of today.
Arguing about Literature: A Brief Guide hones students’ analytical skills though instruction in close critical reading of texts, showing them how to turn their reading into well-supported and rhetorically effective argumentative and researched writing.
Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This book gives students an answer to the question, “What does my professor want from this essay?” In lively, direct language, it explains the process of creating “a clearly-written argument, based on evidence, about the meaning, power, or structure of a literary work.” Using a single poem by William Carlos Williams as the basis for the process of writing a paper about a piece of literature, it walks students through the processes of reading, brainstorming, researching secondary sources, gathering evidence, and composing and editing the paper. Writing Essays About Literature is designed to strengthen argumentation skills and deepen understanding of the relationships between the reader, the author, the text, and critical interpretations. Its lessons about clarity, precision, and the importance of providing evidence will have wide relevance for student writers.
This introductory level textbook describes fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, with contributions from internationally renowned and active researchers in the field. It covers statistical information such as measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also contains wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. Enhanced by illustrations, focus boxes, review questions and case studies, this text introduces undergraduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in tourism studies.
Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Muzaffer Uysal, William E. Hammitt, Jerry J. Vaske
Reader's Guide Literature in English provides expert guidance to, and critical analysis of, the vast number of books available within the subject of English literature, from Anglo-Saxon times to the current American, British and Commonwealth scene. It is designed to help students, teachers and librarians choose the most appropriate books for research and study.
WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, is the rhetorical handbook for composing in the 21st century. Blakesley and Hoogeveen place students' writing front and center with an innovative page format that keeps students' attention focused on their own writing and on activities, checklists, projects, and visual aids that help them write. The page design and innovative visuals make information about writing, reading, research, documentation, technology, and grammar easy for students to access and understand. To accomplish their writing tasks, students are taught to ground their rhetorical decisions in the specific context in which they are writing. Because writing and reading occur both in print and online, WRITING: A MANUAL FOR THE DIGITAL AGE, BRIEF 2nd Edition, prepares students to work with images, audio, video, and print. Technology Toolbox features throughout, as well as two dedicated parts of the book (Parts 6 and 7), teach students how to compose with technology intelligently. A new chapter on Writing in Online Courses, the first of its kind in a handbook, will guide students in addressing this new but increasingly common context for writing. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.