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ENC 1102: Writing About Texts: Books
This guide supports ENC 1102 which focuses on studying non-fiction writing in its many forms. This guide will help students in evaluating texts and writing analytically about them.
MLA Handbook by The Modern Language Association of AmericaThe Modern Language Association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. A book, for example, may be read in print, online, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. On the Web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified. Previous editions of the MLA Handbookprovided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source. Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list. More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style.
Copies of the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook are available in the circulating collection and/or course reserves in the libraries across the College.
Successful College Writing by Kathleen T. McWhorter(PRINT) Because so many first-year writing students lack the basic skills the course demands, reading specialist McWhorter gives them steady guidance through the challenges they face in academic work. Successful College Writing offers extensive instruction in active and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 61 readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition. McWhorter’s unique visual approach to learning uses graphic organizers, revision flowcharts, and other visual tools to help students analyze texts and write their own essays. Her unique attention to varieties of learning styles also helps empower students, allowing them to identify their strengths and learning preferences.
Call Number: PE1408.M397 2012 (Downtown)
Publication Date: 2011-12-07
Strategies for Successful Writing by James A. Reinking; Robert von der OstenStrategies for Successful Writing, 9e, offers a rhetoric, reader, reasearch guide and handbook, all in one convenient tool. Providing thorough coverage of the writing process and the research process, as well as strategies using the rhetorical patterns, this text also includes coverage of writing about literature and essay exams.
Call Number: PE1408.R426 2011 (Cecil)
Publication Date: 2010-01-11
Access to Print Resources
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.