A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers: Strategies and Process

Author: Barbara Fine Clouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073405919

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 8416

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers is a compendium of strategies for handling all aspects of writing, from prewriting through editing. Designed for use independently by students as a resource book or as an in-class text, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers helps students discover specific strategies for improving their writing processes and for solving specific writing problems. Known for its concise, effective coverage and student-friendly style, A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers offers an exceptional variety of writing strategies for students.

Working it Out

A Troubleshooting Guide for Writers

Author: Barbara Fine Clouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780072367485

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

View: 6818

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.

Viewpoints

Author: W. Royce Adams

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1111785236

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 408

View: 6098

Spark your students' interest in writing with VIEWPOINTS. This thematically organized reader offers diverse perspectives on various themes and issues, including social concerns, media, human behavior, cultural differences, and human rights. With opening chapters that include substantial writing and reading instruction and writing assignments both at the end of each reading and on the web, VIEWPOINTS takes students' writing and critical-thinking skills to the next level. This thoroughly revised Seventh Edition builds on the success of previous editions with thirty-five new readings, all new photographs, author biographies, and source information for every selection. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Sparks

A Reader to Energize Writing

Author: Donna Barnard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781524913205

Category:

Page: N.A

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A Writer's Guide to Nonfiction

Author: Elizabeth Lyon

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780399528675

Category: Reference

Page: 225

View: 784

Discusses the art and craft of writing essays, memoirs, how-to guides, travel, technical reports, feature articles, recipes, and other genres, and provides tips on the business side of writing, target audiences, and marketing.

The St. Martin's Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0312536127

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 852

View: 5988

This textbook provides instruction in college level rhetoric and writing. It offers readings, a research manual, a handbook and supports a range of approaches to teaching and learning, including collaboration, visual rhetoric, personal writing, writing about literature, writing in the community and the workplace, field research, portfolios, oral presentations, essay exams, and ESL. It contains step-by-step guides to writing specific kinds of essays -- remembering events, writing profiles, explaining a concept, finding common ground, arguing a position, proposing a solution, justifying an evaluation, speculating about causes, and interpreting stories. Because so much college writing requires strong argumentation skills, four of the assignment chapters focus on argumentative writing, and a separate strategies chapter covers theses, reasons and support, counterarguments, and logical fallacies. Three full chapters on research give students useful strategies not only for conducting field, library, and Internet research, but also for evaluating sources; deciding whether to quote, paraphrase, or summarize; avoiding plagiarism; and documenting sources. The authors have included 39 readings by well-known authors and various "fresh" voices, including 12 students, providing well-written examples of the different types of essays and papers that students might be asked to complete.

Patterns for A Purpose: A Rhetorical Reader (book alone)

Author: Barbara Fine Clouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780073533155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 784

View: 4378

Patterns for a Purpose, Fifth Edition, is a rhetorical reader that shows students how to use the rhetorical patterns—either alone or in combination—to achieve various writing purposes. It continues to emphasize critical reading and thinking, to offer detailed coverage of the writing process, to provide a rich variety of writing opportunities, to emphasize argumentation and persuasion, and to provide reading selections, both classic and contemporary, that function as models as well as springboards for discussion and writing.

Writing: Ten Core Concepts

Author: Robert P. Yagelski

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1337517704

Category: Education

Page: 896

View: 2307

Robert P. Yagelski's WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is based on ten fundamental lessons -- the core concepts -- that students must learn to become effective writers. The thorough integration of these core concepts and the space devoted to guiding students through the main composing assignments distinguishes this book from all other writing guides. The text introduces students to the key rhetorical moves of three essential aims of writing (analysis, argument, and narrative) and then offers applied assignment chapters that use the ten core concepts to guide students' thinking and writing. Emphasizing writing as an interaction between a writer and a reader, WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS offers students a way to participate in the important conversations that shape our lives. The second edition includes 21 new readings, new strategies for academic reading, a new section on summary-response essays, updated guidance on finding digital resources and on MLA documentation, and more. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Starting Your Television Writing Career

The Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop Guide

Author: Abby Finer,Deborah Pearlman

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 9780815608318

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 9780

Deborah Pearlman and Abby Finer of the Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop reveal in this essential guide insider tips and tricks aimed at paving the way to better scripts by new writers. The book focuses on all aspects of writing for television.

Fiction Writing

The Essential Guide to Writing a Novel

Author: Richard Skinner

Publisher: Robert Hale Limited

ISBN: 9780709086468

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

View: 9043

Drawing from his own experiences as a novelist and creative writing tutor, Richard Skinner takes you through the process of writing a novel—from ways of generating ideas and beginning the actual process of writing, through to producing a final draft. The book is a both a guide and an aid to writing a novel. The first part—the guide—offers solid practical suggestions for writers who are just getting started on a long piece of fiction. The second part of the book—the aid—operates more like a troubleshooting gallery for those who are well into a long piece of fiction. Eschewing formulas and prescriptions, Skinner encourages readers to think differently about issues as they arise by means of lateral thinking, oblique strategies, aphorisms, and quotations, and offers a range of ideas about the art of writing that stretches beyond the bounds of fiction.

Assessing Writers

Author: Carl Anderson

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005812

Category: Education

Page: 252

View: 6640

Anderson offers smart, ready-to-use ideas for assessment.

Virtual Collaborative Writing in the Workplace: Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Computer-Mediated Communication Technologies and Processes

Author: Hewett, Beth L.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1605669954

Category: Computers

Page: 516

View: 1327

"This book investigates the use of computer-mediated communication technologies and collaborative processes to facilitate effective interdependent collaboration in writing projects, especially in virtual workplace settings"--Provided by publisher.

The Composition of Everyday Life

Author: John Mauk,John Metz

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305445791

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 832

View: 3617

Showing students that the act of writing is connected to everyday living, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE emphasizes invention while helping student writers rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around them. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Student Writer

Author: Barbara Fine Clouse

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780073405902

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 704

View: 5476

The Student Writer: Editor and Critic strengthens the text’s commitment to helping students become better writers by helping them develop their own successful writing processes and by helping them become reliable critics and editors of their own texts. It also maintains the text’s commitment to demonstrating the importance of writing across the curriculum, in the workplace, and in students’ private lives.

The Resume.Com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes

Author: Warren Simons,Rose Curtis

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071435964

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 7445

The nation's #1 online resume service offers its exclusive advice on how to craft a winning resume The Resume.com Guide to Writing Unbeatable Resumes draws upon the author's considerable expertise, as well as the vast Resume.com database, to arm job seekers with: Sample resumes for every profession and job category, at every level, from entrylevel to executive A comprehensive database of keywords, arranged by industry Electronic job-hunting advice and strategies, with tips on how to make any resume stand out online A detailed Before & After resume trouble-shooting worksheet Job seekers will also find an exciting added value with this essential text. With the purchase of this book, they'll be able to receive a free resume consultation with one of Resume.com's career consultants!

First Grade Writers

Units of Study to Help Children Plan, Organize, and Structure Their Ideas

Author: Stephanie Parsons

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780325005249

Category: Education

Page: 129

View: 4528

Parsons outlines five specific units of study for your writing workshop that help students prepare thoughtfully to write.

How to Self-Publish a Book on Amazon.com

Writing, Editing, Designing, Publishing, and Marketing

Author: Chris McMullen

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781442183018

Category: Reference

Page: 186

View: 5929

"This book will show you how to prepare and submit files to a print-on-demand self-publishing service that is part of the Amazon group of companies--a self-publishing service that you can trust, which requires virtually no investment (just a few dollars for the cost of your book, plus shipping). Following the steps outlined in this guide, your book can be selling in as little as a week once your manuscript is completed."--from back cover.

Abstract Algebra

Theory and Applications

Author: Thomas W. Judson

Publisher: Orthogonal Publishing L3c

ISBN: 9781944325053

Category: Mathematics

Page: 434

View: 9823

Abstract Algebra: Theory and Applications is an open-source textbook that is designed to teach the principles and theory of abstract algebra to college juniors and seniors in a rigorous manner. Its strengths include a wide range of exercises, both computational and theoretical, plus many non-trivial applications. The first half of the book presents group theory, through the Sylow theorems, with enough material for a semester-long course. The second-half is suitable for a second semester and presents rings, integral domains, Boolean algebras, vector spaces, and fields, concluding with Galois Theory.

A Detailed Guide to Self-Publishing with Amazon and Other Online Booksellers

Author: Chris McMullen

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484037249

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

View: 8993

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: This is Volume 2, which includes marketability tips, marketing strategies, cover design, editing your proof, perfecting your paperback and eBook, creating an online author platform, and useful tips about Amazon and other booksellers. The book is both highly informative (like how to use Roman numerals for initial pages and Arabic numbers for others and how to use basic HTML to perfect the eBook), yet also focused on useful marketing, cover design, editing, formatting, and publishing skills. AUTHOR: Chris McMullen has written and self-published over a dozen paperback books and eBooks. This book also was self-published using the same techniques that are described here. NOTES: In contrast to the first volume, Volume 2 on marketing and marketability has very little to do with Microsoft Word. DESCRIPTION: Find highly detailed instructions for how to edit, perfect, and market your books. Some of the specific topics include: Several common mistakes in cover design and subtle pointers for perfecting the cover. Numerous tips for how to proofread your paperback and eBook for editing and formatting issues. Premarketing strategies that you should be applying before you publish to give your book a headstart. Using Roman numerals and Arabic page numbers, and different headings in each chapter in Word 2010. Understanding how to interpret Amazon's sales rank and author rank. How you may receive free media coverage and how to prepare a professional press release package. A variety of tips for arranging and preparing for book readings and signings. Learning the true meaning of marketing and how to apply it to effectively sell your books. Using boldface, italics, linespaces, and bullets in your book description. All about branding your book and your image as an author. Setting up an AuthorCentral account, WordPress or Blogspot blog, and Goodreads author page. Discovering which booksellers are selling your books through CreateSpace's Expanded Distribution. VOLUME 2 CONTENTS: Editing Your Proof (includes marketability, cover design, editing, and subtle formatting tips). Creating Author Pages (your online author platform). Useful Tips about Amazon and Other Booksellers (like keywords, sales rank, customer reviews, and using Amazon Advantage to arrange preorders). Marketing Strategies (an introduction to the concepts and numerous free and low-cost strategies, plus several helpful tips). Updated October 3, 2014.