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Writer's Resource - Mla/apa - Updated

Writer's Resource - Mla/apa - Updated - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0077293680

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ISBN13: 978-0077293680
ISBN10: 0077293681
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $67.50

Writer's Resource - Mla/apa - Updated - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0077293680

Elaine Maimon, Janice Peritz and Kathleen Yancey

ISBN13: 978-0077293680
ISBN10: 0077293681
Cover type: Spiral
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

KATHLEEN BLAKE YANCEY, Professor and Director of the graduate program in Rhetoric and Composition at FSU, Ph.D, Purdue University (1984), where she held a David Ross Summer Fellowship as well as a David Ross Dissertation Fellowship. The Kellogg W. Hunt Professor of English, she has edited, co-edited or authored eight books as well as over 60 articles and book chapters. A ninth volume, the edited collection The Fifth Canon: Delivering College Composition, is in press; and another, Electronic Portfolios in the English Classroom, is in preparation. She co-founded the journal Assessing Writing and co-edited it for seven years; with Barbara Cambridge, she co-founded and co-directs the National Research Coalition on Electronic Portfolios. She is a consultant for the National Assessment of Adult Literacy, and she is the lead researcher for the national study ''Portraits of Composition: How Writing Gets Taught in the 21st Century.'' Contact Information: Kathleen Blake Yancey The Florida State University Department of English 224 Williams Building Tallahassee, FL 32306-1580 Phone: 850 645 6896 kyancey@english.fsu.edu

Table of Contents

1. Learning across the Curriculum 1. Writing to Learn a. Studying the world through a range of disciplines b. Using writing as a tool for learning c. Taking responsibility for reading, writing, and research d. Recognizing that writing improves with practice *2. Learning in a Multimedia World a. Becoming aware of the persuasive power of images b. Making effective use of multimedia elements c. Taking advantage of online and other electronic tools for learning 3. Learning in English as a Second Language a. Becoming aware of cultural differences in communication b. Using writing to learn more about English c. Using learning tools that are available for multilingual students 2. Writing and Designing Papers 4. Reading, Thinking, Writing: The Critical Connection a. Reading critically b. Thinking critically c. Writing critically 5. Planning and Shaping a. Learning how to approach assignments b. Exploring your ideas c. Developing a working thesis d. Planning a structure that suits your assignment e. Considering visuals 6. Drafting a. Using online tools for drafting b. Developing ideas and using visuals c. Writing focused, clearly organized paragraphs d. Integrating visuals effectively 7. Revising and Editing a. Getting comments from readers b. Using online tools for revising c. Focusing on the purpose of your writing d. Testing your thesis e. Reviewing the structure of your paper as a whole f. Revising for paragraph development, paragraph unity, and coherence g. Revising visuals h. Editing sentences i. Proofreading carefully j. Using campus, Internet, and community resources k. Learning from one student's revisions 8. Designing Academic Papers and Portfolios a. Considering audience and purpose b. Using computer toolbars c. Thinking intentionally about design *d. Compiling a portfolio 3. Common Assignments across the Curriculum 9. Informative Reports a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an informative report as a process c. Student paper: Informative report d. Writing reviews of the literature 10. Interpretive Analyses and Writing about Literature a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an interpretive analysis as a process c. Student paper: Interpretive analysis 11. Arguments a. Understanding the assignment b. Approaching writing an argument as a process c. Student paper: Argument 12. Other Kinds of Writing Assignments a. Personal essays b. Lab reports in the experimental sciences c. Case studies in the social sciences d. Essays exams e. Coauthored projects 13. Oral Presentations a. Planning and shaping your presentation b. Drafting your presentation c. Preparing for your presentation 14. Multimedia Writing a. Learning about tools for creating multimedia texts b. Analyzing images c. Creating a hypertext essay d. Creating multimedia presentations e. Creating a Web site f. Creating and interacting with weblogs 4. Writing beyond College 15. Service Learning and Community-Service Writing a. Addressing the community on behalf of your organization or yourself b. Designing brochures, posters, and newsletters 16. Letters to Raise Awareness and Share Concern 17. Writing to Get and Keep a Job a. Exploring internship possibilities b. Keeping an up-to-date resume c. Writing an application letter d. Preparing for a job interview e. Applying college writing to writing on the job f. Writing as a consumer 5. Researching 18. Understanding Research a. Understanding primary and secondary research