Summary: Based on a "whole language approach," The Writer's Way is a dynamic, process-centered paperback rhetoric with readings. This text recognizes that students learn best by doing--and writers learn best when inspired by compelling reasons to write, aided by strong examples, and reinforced by immediate personal rewards. With frank advice offered in a supportive, encouraging tone, Rawlins leads students step by step through the writing process, from pre-writing t...show moreo polishing the final draft.
New! HM WriteSPACE encompasses the interactive online products and services integrated with Houghton Mifflin Developmental Writing textbook programs. Students and instructors can access HM WriteSPACE content through text-specific Student and Instructor Websites and via Eduspace, Houghton Mifflin's online Course Management System, and additional course management systems including Blackboard/WebCT.
New! Updates to the content include a new section in Chapter 3 on getting ideas and inspirations from visual texts, and coverage of how to incorporate visuals into essays in Chapter 6.
New! The Seventh Edition features a streamlined Table of Contents, with 18 chapters plus A Collection of Good Writing.
New! Part V now focuses solely on the research paper, with additional coverage on strategies for avoiding plagiarism, abundant examples and exercises for careful summary and paraphrase, and two new student research papers.
New! The section on online sources includes a system developed by California State University, Chico librarians to help students concisely but humorously evaluate online sources for their validity and usefulness.
New! Readings on the relationship of food to culture in Part VI, A Collection of Good Writing, provide students with high-interest readings.
Writer's Workshop features at the end of many chapters show student writing in progress and discusses practical writing issues.
Detailed help on overcoming writers' most common problems address issues such as overcoming writer's block, finding topics to write about, and making papers shorter or longer to meet requirements.
The author's focus on student writing is evident throughout the text. Complete essays and excerpts from actual students provide models for writers and opportunities for editing.
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