The Argument Handbook by K. J. PetersThe Argument Handbookis a classroom text for first-year composition that is designed to help students understand complex rhetorical situations and navigate the process of transforming private thoughts into persuasive, public writing. The book is organized around three key lenses of argumentation that help students focus on the practical challenges of persuasive writing: invention, audience, and authority. Its modular organization makes it easier for students to find what they need and easier for instructors to assign the content that fits their course.
Call Number: PE1408 .P445 2019
Publication Date: 2018-12-30
How to Use Storytelling in Your Academic Writing by Timothy G. PollockGood writing skills and habits are critical for scholarly success. Every article is a story, and employing the techniques of effective storytelling enhances scholars' abilities to share their insights and ideas, increasing the impact of their research. This book draws on the tools and techniques of storytelling employed in fiction and non-fiction writing to help academic writers enhance the clarity, presentation, and flow of their scholarly work. Timothy Pollock describes the structure, techniques and tools of storytelling, and shows the reader how to apply them in writing the Introduction, Theory and Hypotheses, Methods and Results, and Discussion sections of an article. He also describes how these sections differ for qualitative and theory papers, and addresses how to manage the writing, coauthoring and review processes. In addition, he explains how to use storytelling when writing grant proposals, research statements and cover letters. This book is an invaluable tool for academics at all levels across the business and social science disciplines. 'If you want your scholarly work to be read, admired, and remembered, you should dive into this book. Tim Pollock has done us an immense service. By integrating classical concepts from the narrative and dramatic arts, along with numerous juicy examples from the world of academic writing, Pollock provides us a fun, valuable story about storytelling.' - Donald C. Hambrick, The Pennsylvania State University, US
Call Number: LB2369 .P65 2021
Publication Date: 2021-02-12
How to Write a Lot by Paul J. SilviaAll academics need to write, but many struggle to finish their dissertations, articles, books, or grant proposals. Writing is hard work and can be difficult to wedge into a frenetic academic schedule. How can we write it all while still having a life? In this second edition of his popular guidebook, Paul Silvia offers fresh advice to help you overcome barriers to writing and use your time more productively. After addressing some common excuses and bad habits, he provides practical strategies to motivate students, professors, researchers, and other academics to become better and more prolific writers. Silvia draws from his own experience in psychology to explain how to write, submit, and revise academic work, from journal articles to books, all without sacrificing evenings, weekends, and vacations. The tips and strategies in this second edition have been updated to apply to academic writing in most disciplines. Also new to this edition is a chapter on writing grant and fellowship proposals.
Call Number: PE1408 .S48787 2019
Publication Date: 2018-09-01
How to Write for Class by Erica Lynn MeltzerHow to Write for Class: A Student's Guide to Grammar, Punctuation, and Style is a comprehensive guide to the concepts students need to know to write effectively for school. Rather than treat grammar as a series of rules to be memorized, it emphasizes the logic behind the English language as well as the relationship between grammar and meaning. The approach taken in this book is also based on the observation that students often find it challenging to apply rules studied in isolation, or through overly-simplified examples, to the more complex statements they want to include in their own writing. How to Write for Class is designed to help bridge that gap: it makes use of numerous examples from actual papers and walks students through the process of constructing the type of sophisticated but grammatically coherent statements that will raise their academic writing to the next level. Appropriate for advanced middle-school through college writers.
Call Number: PE1471 .M458 2019
Publication Date: 2019-08-09
Longman Academic Writing Series 3 by Alice Oshima; Ann HogueThe Longman Academic Writing Series helps develop student writing from basic composition of sentences and paragraphs to academic essays and research papers. At each level, students are offered guidance in the complete writing process from prewriting to revision, and are provided with clear explanations, extensive practice, and consistent coverage of sentence mechanics and grammar. Highlights Step-by-step approach helps students produce a well-organized, clearly developed portfolio that is the foundation of academic coursework. Realistic writing models guide writers while clear explanations, supported by examples, help students through typical rough spots. Extensive practice helps students assimilate writing skills to learn to write with accuracy and confidence. Timed writing activities provide a plan for writing paragraphs on tests. Interactive tasks, such as pair and group work, allow students to receive peer feedback on their individual writing. Level 5 offers more advanced guidance in the writing of essays and research papers. New Essential Online Resources include grammar for writing and sentence structure activities, teacher support material, teacher's manual, and assessments.
Call Number: PE1408 .O73 2017
Publication Date: 2016-09-16
The Norton Field Guide to Writing with Handbook by Richard H. Bullock; Francine WeinbergThe Norton Field Guide lets you teach the way you want to teach. Short chapters with just enough detail can be assigned in any order. Color-coded links send students to more detail if they need it. Menus, directories, and a glossary/index all make the book easy to navigate. This flexibility makes it work for first-year writing, stretch, ALP, co-req, dual-enrollment, and integrated reading-writing courses.
Rules for Writers with Writing about Literature (Tabbed Version) by Diana Hacker; Nancy SommersNew help designed for beginning academic writers. For students just beginning to write with sources and develop an academic voice, the ninth edition offers stronger, more useful advice New sentence guides help students with the most basic academic scenario: presenting and responding to the views of others. Fill-in sentence starters provide useful models for participating in academic discourse and writing research papers (see 55c). New coverage guides students as they learn how to detect fake and misleading news as they search for sources (see 52c). Four new "Writing for an audience" boxes help students keep their readers in mind as they make decisions about how to develop their ideas (see 50b for one example). Revised advice on paraphrasing and on using sources responsibly develop good academic citizenship among beginning college writers. A more practical how-to approach. New step-by-step instruction helps students apply writing advice and transfer skills to different kinds of writing assignments. Fifteen new How-to pages deliver the straightforward help that instructors and students want -- how to write a stronger thesis, go beyond a Google search, give better peer review comments, and more. Now even easier to navigate. Based on usability research with students from two- and four-year colleges, new changes make the handbook more accessible: A new How to use this book page orients students to five paths for quick help; a new scavenger hunt offers a useful activity-based introduction to the book; and menus, contents, and lists of citation models are in more accessible locations. Engaging video tutorials that support common writing assignments. Twenty-four new video tutorials support students as they learn difficult academic concepts. These tools combine brief, lively videos with scorable practice items to help students with common first-year writing assignments (argument, analysis, and annotated bibliography) and with using MLA and APA style. A new supplemental workbook for students in paired / co-requisite sections. A Student's Companion to Hacker Handbooks, designed specifically to help under-prepared students succeed in their first year writing course, provides activities and strategies to help students practice the skills and habits they need to be successful academic writers. The text includes coverage of important college success strategies including time management and planning. A variety of activities and templates help students improve their reading and writing performance; graphic organizers help visual learners; exercises for thesis statements and topic sentences help writers with little academic writing experience; and grammar and research exercises help strengthen students work at the sentence level. Available in print workbook format or online within LaunchPad Solo.
Call Number: PE1408 .H277 2019
Publication Date: 2018-09-24
They Say / I Say by Cathy Birkenstein; Gerald GraffThis book identifies the key rhetorical moves in academic writing. It shows students how to frame their arguments as a response to what others have said and provides templates to help them start making the moves. The fourth edition features many NEW examples from academic writing, a NEW chapter on Entering Online Discussions, and a thoroughly updated chapter on Writing in the Social Sciences. Finally, two NEW readings provide current examples of the rhetorical moves in action.
Publication Date: 2018-01-08
The Quick Fix Guide to Academic Writing by Phillip C. ShonWhether you're writing a paper, essay, assignment, or dissertation, this short and punchy book helps you improve your writing skills through minimal effort.Providing you with a quick set of writing rules to follow, this tried and tested guide uses a unique and easy to follow grid-based system. Packed with advice on understanding (big and little) common errors made in academic writing, it helps you identify patterns in your own writing and demonstrates how to reshape or re-evaluate them - and raise your writing game in any academic context. How-to tutorials include: Synthesizing and critiquing literature - and using your coding sheet to develop critical arguments; Shaping abstracts, introductions, discussions, and conclusions - to improve the logic and structure of your writing; Applying lessons-learned to future projects, whatever format of academic writing; Save time and improve your grades, with this essential quick fix guide!The Student Success series are essential guides for students of all levels. From how to think critically and write great essays to planning your dream career, the Student Success series helps you study smarter and get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips and resources for study success!
Publication Date: 2018-01-02
Academic Writing by Andrew P. JohnsonThis book provides a foundation and framework to enhance your understanding of the various processes involved in academic writing. The term, academic writing, here refers to the types of writing used in college level writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level. However, this book was not written simply to help you pass another English class or to get you through the next writing intensive course (although it will certainly do that). At some point you will be out in the real world (hopefully). Thus, the purpose of this book is to enable you to be an effective writer and thinker in all contexts including your personal and professional lives.
Publication Date: 2016-05-08
Styling Your Writing by Jen McConnelThis text helps developing writers in the academy and beyond think through their writing process and develop strategies for styling their writing to meet the demands of a wide range of goals. The book imagines writing as an assortment of "outfits"-- bundles of styles and strategies through which one approaches a writing purpose, such as writing focused on experimentation and growth or writing focused on a professional task. By assessing the outfits writers feel most and least confident in, and examining how to be more at home in the outfits that matter to them, this book helps students develop both specific skills and their overall identity as writers. Readers are guided through before-, during-, and after-writing strategies and techniques, including: freewriting, outlining, visual planning, and composing in multimodal forms. Readers are also introduced to the importance of setting clear writing goals and sharing their work in a variety of ways, both in preparation for classroom success through peer review and writing center visits, and beyond the classroom in virtual and in-person spaces. This book serves as a core or supplemental text for writing courses at the undergraduate, graduate, or high school level, or as a writing guide for individual readers.
Publication Date: 2022-05-11
If you see print resources, such as books or journals, on the list that are not available at your local campus, you may use interlibrary loan services to have the items delivered to the campus of your choice.