This brief rhetoric and reference for academic and business writers provides over 280 writing strategies for solving problems at every stage of the writing process--from idea generation through editing. The book's practical approach not only helps writers with broader challenges, such as planning and organization, but also with specific style and grammar issues that can derail the writing process..
This text provides 240 specific writing strategies covering the full range of the writing process, not only helping writers prepare and organize their papers but also helping them solve problems and develop effective writing processes.
This back-to-basics troubleshooting guide covers all aspects of writing for beginning nonfiction writers. It pinpoints the challenges writers can encounter at every stage of the writing process--from prewriting and drafting to revising and editing --and provides effective procedures and problem-solving strategies for overcoming them. Unique in its approach, each of the book's chapters addresses a common writing question or problem faced by writers. 265 Troubleshooting Strategies for Writers shows readers how to generate new ideas and organize them, polish their editing skills and avoid common grammatical errors, deal with writer's block, and much more.
Everything in Progressions, 4e is geared toward helping basic writers become more confident and competent. To that end, the book has two primary thrusts: it explains and illustrates the conventions of effective writing, and it presents a range of procedures readers can follow as they work through the writing process. In short, readers learn both the characteristics of effective writing and strategies to produce such writing. Abundant support is provided: explanations are clear, concise, and friendly; illustrations come from sample writing; exercises appear frequently and are of many different kinds to suit all learners; pre-and post-tests help assess needs and progress; all writing assignments are accompanied by procedures for generating ideas and checklists for revision support; useful strategies are given for editing support; marginalia and lists provide reading support. Those who want to improve their writing.
This concise guide provides specific strategies for teaching writing while teaching content so teachers can help students demonstrate content mastery with self-direction and gain confidence as writers!
"Progressions" helps readers learn the "characteristics" of effective sentences, paragraphs, and essays; "procedures" for producing this writing; and "applications" of this learning beyond the writing classroom. Geared toward improving basic writers' competence and confidence, "Progressions" provides abundant support for the reader by showing specifically what to do in every step of the writing process. Numerous exercises and activities (including collaborative activities), writing assignments, and suggested editing and revising strategies appear throughout the text. The book also offers instruction in reading and writing in response to reading.
Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as “high impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as “paired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.
This stunning four color modes-based reader helps students identify and employ the rhetorical patterns. With an emphasis on blending the patterns, this text encourages their use as strategies to help writers achieve their purposes for writing.
"Fabb and Durant show that original ideas gain good grades only when turned into coherent writing. More generally, they encourage you to see writing not just as a way of expressing ideas you've already had or research you've already done, but as a means of discovering new ideas and thinking things for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.
Health professionals are increasingly expected to conduct and publish their research, apply for grants, write newsletters, liaise with the media, present conference papers and contribute articles to professional journals. Writing well is an essential professional skill and writing to publish is an important aspect of professional development. But how do you get published? Where do you start? How do you know if your writing is good enough and what can you learn to make it better? Effective Writing for Health Professionals is an invaluable insider's guide to publishing within the health profession, providing handy tips on: · Getting started · The writing process · Winning habits of successful authors · Promoting your work · Author rights and responsibilities Many would-be writers - students, administrators, clinicians, managers and academics alike - are often intimidated at the thought of writing. This book will help to overcome this writing block and introduce aspiring authors to the world of writing and publishing in a professional capacity. Written by a best-selling academic author, Effective Writing for Health Professionals provides insights and strategies for publishing designed for nurses, midwives and health professionals.
Students in a typical special education methods course are often presented with and overwhelmed by myriad techniques and methods leaving them with insufficient opportunities to practice and reflect on covered practices. In addition, students are often uncertain how to apply the techniques in actual teaching situations. METHODS AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHING STUDENTS WITH MILD DISABILITIES: A Case-Based Approach uses a more focused and integrated approach than other texts in the market. Each chapter presents a limited number of techniques (5 to 7) in detail. Boyle and Scanlon demonstrate effective teaching methods and techniques through application activities, anchor content around case studies, and offer an overview of other techniques not covered in detail. The case study approach is a distinctive feature of this program with both text case studies and video case studies in each chapter. Information addressing culturally, economically, linguistically, and ethnically diverse learners, among others, is integrated throughout the text as well. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Strategies for Health and Human Service Professionals, Third Edition
Author: Kevin J. Lyons PhD,Laura N. Gitlin PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Category: Social Science
This fully updated and revised edition of a classic guide to grant writing for health and human service professionals reflects the two major changes in the field: new NIH application processes and an increased emphasis on interprofessional and team approaches to science. New case examples reflect grant writing strategies for a great variety of health and human service professions, and the text includes an enhanced focus on online methods for organizing grant submissions. A new section on special considerations for submitting grants addresses specific types of research including community-based participatory research, mixed methods, behavioral intervention research, and dissertation and , mentorship proposals. The new chapter on common writing challenges and solutions provides examples of strong and weak statements and highlights the importance of writing with precision. Additionally, this new edition provides an expanded section on post-award requirements and links to NIH videos about grant writing. Written for individuals in both academic and practice settings, the guide addresses, step-by-step, the fundamental principles for effectively securing funding. It is the only book to provide grant-writing information that encompasses many disciplines and to focus on building a research career with grant writing as a step-by-step process. It provides detailed, time-tested strategies for building an investigative team, highlights the challenges of collaboration, and describes how to determine the expertise needed for a team and the roles of co-investigators. The book addresses the needs of both novice and more experienced researchers. New to the Fourth Edition: Reflects recent changes to the field including an emphasis on interprofessional approaches to science and new NIH application processes Offers additional case examples relevant to social work, nursing, psychology, rehabilitation, and occupational, physical, and speech therapies Provides links to NIH websites containing videos on grant writing Includes chapter opener objectives Expands section on post-award requirements Focuses on electronic mechanisms for organizing grant submissions
"Revision: History, Theory, and Practice" explores the wide range of scholarship on revision while bringing new light to bear on enduring questions. The 12 contributors examine recent cognitive writing models and the roles of long- and short-term memory in the writing process, demonstrating theoretically why revision is difficult for novices.
This modes-based rhetoric/reader/handbook teaches students how to become astute critics and editors of their own writing, offering new material on argumentation, applying the patterns of organization, writing about literature, visual argument, and ethics in writing.
Effective and affordable, the Sixth Edition of AT A GLANCE: WRITING PARAGRAPHS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS guides students through the recursive flow of writing with revision and editing. The Sixth Edition adds a chapter on classification to its instruction in the process of prewriting, organizing, writing, and revising the paragraph and, optionally, the short essay. This edition features forty provocative, integrated readings (with accompanying quizzes on the Student Companion Site), optional reading-based writing instruction (summary, reaction, and two-part response), a chapter introducing the short essay, and a comprehensive handbook (supported by exercises and quizzes on the Student Companion Site). The ideal bridge to help students climb to the next tier of an English writing program, this new edition can be used alone or with another Brandon book such as AT A GLANCE: SENTENCES; AT A GLANCE: WRITING ESSAYS AND BEYOND, WITH INTEGRATED READINGS; or AT A GLANCE: READER. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
It is important for school librarians to consider the expertise of classroom teachers, the position of school administrators, and the beliefs and values of the community at large. Striking the balance between collaboration and leadership is a key to successful implementation of an effective library program.