Step-by-step guidance through the writing process, illustrated with student models. Each of the six assignment chapters in Part Two walks students through the steps of the writing process: gathering ideas, drafting, revising, editing, and sharing their work with others (publishing). The assignments provide abundant writing activities and models of student writing -- including four new student essays. ...show more
Three engaging topic choices for each assignment. Using professional readings in each assignment chapter as springboards for their writing, students generate ideas for three topics, giving them the opportunity to write about ideas of interest to them. Students then choose one of these topics to develop into an essay that fulfills the assignment.
A progressive skill-building approach. Types of writing, themes, and critical skills are all presented in a progression through the assignment chapters in Part Two, moving students from expressive to informative to persuasive writing and from personal matters to cultural and social issues. Writing assignments and questions following each reading become more advanced; by the end of Part Two, students are ready to include sources in their writing, can distinguish fact from opinion, and can recognize logical fallacies.
Help with writing paragraphs and with improving sentences and word choice. Chapter 3, Crafting Paragraphs, helps students develop and organize paragraphs, introductions, and conclusions. Model paragraphs in this chapter exemplify the different methods of development. In addition, each assignment chapter includes a Polishing Your Sentences and Words section that provides instruction on sentence combining and word choice, along with activities to help students practice their skills in these areas.
More instruction on using computers and the World Wide Web than any other book of its kind. Throughout the text, boxed computer tips offer advice on how to best use word processing technology at every step of the writing process. In addition, new Web tips provide help in using online resources and using e-mail for collaborative writing.
Help with writing for different academic situations. Part Three gives students advice on dealing with writing situations they will encounter in other college courses and includes chapters on conducting research, taking essay exams, keeping journals, and assembling writing portfolios.
Comprehensive handbook. Part Four offers a comprehensive grammar handbook with exercises that covers issues of grammar or mechanics that students may have.
Free Shipping Get Free Shipping on orders over $25 (not including Rental and Marketplace). Order arrives in 5-10 business days.
Need it faster? We offer fast, flat-rate expedited shipping options.
Not the right book for you? We'll gladly take it back within 30 days.
To return an eTextbook:
Your eTextbook is non-returnable once it's been activated. You must contact us about returning your eTextbook before you activate it.
Returns are accepted within 30 days of the purchase date on your order confirmation.
This book qualifies for guaranteed cash back! Buy it now for , then:
Sell it back by:
Guaranteed cash back:
Cost of this book after cash back:
Take advantage of Guaranteed Cash Back. Send your book to us in good condition before the end of the buyback period, we'll send YOU a check, and you'll pay less for your textbooks!
If you find this book for less on Amazon.com (direct from Amazon, not marketplace sellers), we'll match it.
In our warehouse, waiting to ship directly to you.
We hand-inspect every used textbook to make sure it's in good condition.
Buy it now. Sell it later! Get an extra 10% cash back.
Sell this textbook for cash!
When you're done with this book, sell it back to Textbooks.com. In addition to the the best possible buyback price, you'll get an extra 10% cash back just for being a customer.
We buy good-condition used textbooks year 'round, 24/7. No matter where you bought it, Textbooks.com will buy your textbooks for the most cash.
We hand-inspect every one of our used textbooks to ensure good condition.
Our used textbooks do NOT have:
Missing or torn pages
Missing or torn cover
Torn or damaged binding
A broken spine
This textbook has never been used.
Due to the size of eTextbooks, a high-speed internet connection (cable modem, DSL, LAN) is required for download stability and speed. Your connection can be wired or wireless.
Being online is not required for reading an eTextbook after successfully downloading it. You must only be connected to the Internet during the download process.
Windows XP, Windows Vista or Mac OS X 10.3 or above
At least 280 MB RAM, a 600 mHZ processor and 110 MB of hard drive space
1024x768 (or larger) screen resolution
What is the Marketplace? It's another way for you to get the right price on the books you need. We approved every Marketplace vendor to sell their books on Textbooks.com, so you know they're all reliable.
What are Marketplace shipping options? Marketplace items do not qualify for free shipping. When ordering from the Marketplace, please specify whether you want the seller to send your book Standard ($3.99/item) or Express ($6.99/item). To get free shipping over $25, just order directly from Textbooks.com instead of through the Marketplace.
FREE UPS 2nd Day Air Terms
Rental and Marketplace items are excluded. Offer is valid from 1/21/2013 12:00PM to 1/23/2013 11:59AM CST. Your order must be placed by 12 Noon CST to be processed on the same day. Minimum order value is $100.00 excluding Rental and Marketplace items. To redeem this offer, select "FREE UPS 2ND DAY AIR" at checkout. Offer not is not valid on previous orders.
Compared to the prices of new and used, sold directly from Amazon.com (not marketplace sellers). If you find Amazon.com directly selling the textbook for a lower price, WE'LL MATCH IT...GUARANTEED. details