THE "I HATE TO WRITE" GUIDE TO COLLEGE LEVEL ESSAYS: 4 IN 1 does not replace the required text books in English Composition courses but it does explain how to write an essay at this level without using academic words like "thesis." I never understood what that meant when I was an undergraduate, so I don't expected everyone to know what it means...but I do explain what it is in "regular" language. The four volumes grouped together here have appeared in e-book form but never as a print copy. It was probably past time to offer another option. The reason I wrote BASIC ESSAY, BOOK CRITIQUE, and RESEARCH PAPER is that they were the first essays students were required to wrote -- not just in composition class but in other courses. CHOOSING A TOPIC is something that has boggled many a mind. These are my guidelines and enough students told me that the way I detailed essay requirements finally allowed the light bulb moment of understanding the process be lit for them. Hopefully you'll find something helpful, too.
The Unofficial Guide to Freshman Composition and Undergraduate Writing
Author: J. M. Bohannon
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
I Hate Writing may be the only "page-turner" textbook out there. J.M. Bohannon gives her readers invaluable writing advice, using an uplifting, modern voice tinged with humor. She takes her readers through the stages of writing a paper, giving detailed advice on how to find topics, turn ideas into words, and organize those words into coherent paragraphs with seamless transitions. She shows her readers how to revise their own work and through her "Critical Q's" teaches them to become critical readers. She also explains how to find outside sources and how to include those sources in a paper. "Too many students approach writing at the university level as a scientist approaches a volatile experiment: with protective suit, goggles, gloves, and forceps. They struggle to write without contaminating that writing with anything resembling personality. Don't let that student be you. Your unique voice should blast through your writing, letting everyone know there's a person behind your words."
Despite this, Resistant Writers are also often invisible in First-Year Composition classrooms and have been ignored in the scholarship, perhaps because of their success at navigating academic demands. In an effort to better understand these students, this research relies on three primary data sources: (1) In-depth weekly interviews with a case study student (whom I call Katie); (2) Weekly reflective logs kept by Katie; and (3) Screening survey results from fifty-five students in three sections of a first-year writing course (Lehigh's English 1).
Woman, Mother, New Yorker and Patriot a Story of New York City and Wwi
Author: Edith A. McCormick
Category: Family & Relationships
I Hate to Write is the compelling story of Edith Agnes McCormick an Irish immigrant, a devoted mother raising three sons in New York City in the early 1900s through WWI. Edith is an extraordinary woman of courage and fortitude. Through herRecord.a diary, which amazingly encompasses the period 1901 to 1919, Edith provides a compelling, extraordinarily personal glimpse into family life, but also the events occurring at the turn of the century through the cataclysmic changes of WWI. Ediths writing style is an educated one, her sense of humor with respect to family life in Manhattan with all of its challenges jumps off the pages and captures the heart and mind of the reader in a unique and captivating fashion. She opens our eyes to a time when flight was a breathtaking novelty. It was a time prior to air conditioning, when horses were dying in the sweltering heat of New York summers, when people sought summer relief in the seashore cottages of Staten Island. Ediths day to day thoughts are illuminating, as she opines upon such events as Theodore Roosevelt and the Panama Canal, the Russo-Sino War, Pearys discovery of the North Pole and the need for equal rights in the workplace and the vote for women. Ediths patriotic zeal and support for her country and its allies is compelling. Equally compelling is Ediths concern for her sons as America is drawn into the war in Europe. If you want a great story, order a book now.buy one for a friend or family member!
Crammed with crucial facts, ideas, and warnings never before brought together into clear focus, this guide is not only fun to read, but also work-boots practical. Not only inspiring, but pinch-penny accurate, it is an energizing tonic for writers' weary brain cells. *Lightning Print On Demand Title
WE ARE AMERICA: A THEMATIC READER AND GUIDE TO WRITING introduces beginning writers to the writing process, basic reading skills, and the essential elements of effective writing-unity, coherence, completeness, and sentence skills-and critical reading. This textbook includes a thematic reader whose selections reflect culturally and ethnically diverse points of view. Readings, discussion questions, and topics for writing are designed to mirror students' backgrounds and concerns, and to increase students' sensitivity to experiences and cultural perspectives different from their own. In addition, this version comes with cross-cultural thematic readings, practice exercises, and a grammar handbook. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
In Our Own Words takes the unique approach of using student writing as a resource for writing instruction and idea development. The defining characteristic of this unique high-intermediate to advanced writing text is the use of non-native student writing to teach writing. This feature makes the text easily accessible to and popular with students. The third edition features 15 new readings by student writers, five new readings by professional writers, updated writing topics, Internet activities to support the writing process, and contextualized revising and editing activities.
One Man’s Fight against Crohn’s Disease and Cancer
Author: David H. Brantley
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
David H. Brantley’s first serious challenge came when his doctor told him it would be a miracle if he survived another six months. Crohn’s disease was simply taking too heavy a toll on his system. Thirty years later, another doctor told him that he’d have to open him up for surgery to determine the severity of his colorectal cancer. Even though it was worse than the doctor imagined, Brantley persevered. In this inspiring account about fighting Crohn’s and cancer, Brantley looks back at the big dreams he had growing up, including becoming a successful actor and writer—and celebrates what he actually became best at—beating the odds. Through the Crohn’s and cancer, he’s kept fighting and learned that living out one’s dreams is not nearly as important as dreaming to live. Of course, he’s made the journey easier by playing some Broadway tunes in the background. If you’re struggling to overcome an obstacle that seems impossible, you’ll be inspired to keep fighting by joining Brantley as he looks back at a lifelong struggle and the lessons he’s learned in Duct Tape Won’t Stick to a Leaky Ostomy Bag.