Summary: First-year English composition courses in colleges and universities. Also suitable as a supplement in courses with a significant writing component. Edition/Copyright: 2ND 99
This compact handbook provides an overview not only of the "nuts-and-bolts" of writing, including such things as mechanics, punctuation, and grammar -- but also of the process of writing -- including material on revising, writing for special purposes, using reference sources, and so on. The result is ...show moreone-stop shopping for the student writer, presented in a convenient format with a wealth of examples and exercises. top
- NEW--New sections on writing an argumentative essay and writing about literature -- each featuring an annotated sample paper.
- NEW--Learning Objectives -- Rewritten to be simpler and more direct; a list on the tabbed divider page for each section identifies what students should learn from that section.
- NEW--"Research on the Internet" expanded, and web sites are included (Internet addresses that are useful in developing writing and research skills).
- NEW--New essays illustrate and practice the writing and research skills taught in the book.
- NEW--A new section on speaking skills prepares students to make effective oral presentations, and integrates the speaking and writing processes.
- NEW--Updated examples draw upon Canadian cultural and historical issues.
- NEW--Includes the latest MLA, ACW, APA, and Chicago Manual documentation guidelines.
- Complete coverage -- The text covers all the areas instructors and students need for first-year courses, including grammar and composition essentials, word choice, mechanics, punctuation, and paragraph and sentence structure.
- Electronic and computerized communications -- The text includes considerable coverage of the impact of e-mail, word processing programs, and other new technologies on the writing process.
- The ESL section reflects the needs of students for whom English is a second language.
- Student examples -- The authors have included examples of student work throughout, in an effort to make the text more accessible and relevant.
- A section on bias and sexism offers students strategies for avoiding racial, ethnic, and gender bias. Unbiased terms are offered as substitutes for inappropriate language.
- Online resources -- The section on library resources covers the basics of online databases, the Internet, and other electronic research tools.
- A section on word processing along with an expanded variety of computer tips (C-Tip) integrated at every stage of the writing process.
- Convenient format -- The text has been published in a convenient format using a flat-opening cerlox binding and plastic tabs.
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon of Canada