Summary: A comprehensive text for first-year composition. Successful College Writing offers detailed coverage of the writing process, the patterns of development, and research and documentation. Accessible and high-interest professional and student essays provide students with models for their own writing. The complete edition also features a useful handbook.
More help with reading and study skills than any other book of its kind. Kathleen McWhorter, a reading speci ...show morealist with more than 30 years' experience in the field, provides a comprehensive Guide to Active Reading that covers crucial strategies for critical reading. These skills are reinforced by a section in every writing assignment chapter that helps students apply the reading strategies they have learned to specific types of essays. In addition, the updated Keys to Academic Success section covers study skills, time management, and organization, providing students with invaluable survival strategies for their college work and beyond.
Visual tools that help students analyze readings and write their own essays. Unique Graphic Organizers show the relationships among ideas in each type of writing. Revision Flowcharts help students actively revise their own essays or peer review those of other students. Each chapter begins with a Quick Start activity consisting of an engaging image and related assignment to elicit responses from students and introduce them to the chapter topic.
Guided Writing Assignments for ten different types of essays. Students receive step-by-step advice on planning, drafting, and revising an essay in each rhetorical mode and an essay of literary analysis.
64 high-interest professional and student essays. The brief and accessible readings provide strong rhetorical models and come from a variety of sources, including popular magazines, scholarly journals, newspapers, and textbooks. The 13 new essays focus on topics that are relevant and interesting to students, from pop culture and sports to new technology and the environment. New authors include Amy Tan, William Safire, and Ian Frazier.
A unique approach to learning styles. Understanding that different people learn in different ways helps boost students' confidence. The Learning Style Inventory helps students identify their strengths and preferences, and Learning Style Options throughout the text give specific suggestions for applying these strengths to writing tasks. ...show less
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