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Writing for Success, v. 1.0
- By: Scott McLean
- Version: 1.0
- Shared Versions: 5 what's this?
- Pub Date: March 2011
- eISBN: 978-1-4533-2825-5
- Pages: 442
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Table of Contents:
- About the Author
- Chapter 1: Introduction to Writing
- Chapter 2: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
- Chapter 3: Punctuation
- Chapter 4: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
- Chapter 5: Help for English Language Learners
- Chapter 6: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
- Chapter 7: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
- Chapter 8: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
- Chapter 9: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
- Chapter 10: Rhetorical Modes
- Chapter 11: Writing from Research: What Will I Learn?
- Chapter 12: Writing a Research Paper
- Chapter 13: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting
- Chapter 14: Creating Presentations: Sharing Your Ideas
- Chapter 15: Readings: Examples of Essays
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Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning.
Each chapter allows your students to demonstrate mastery of the principles of quality writing. With its incremental approach, it can address a range of writing levels and abilities, helping each student in your course prepare for their next writing or university course. Constant reinforcement is provided through examples and exercises, and the text involves students in the learning process through reading, problem-solving, practicing, listening, and experiencing the writing process.
Each chapter also has integrated examples that unify the discussion and form a common, easy-to-understand basis for discussion and exploration. This will put your students at ease, and allow for greater absorption of the material.
Tips for effective writing are included in every chapter, as well. Thought-provoking scenarios provide challenges and opportunities for collaboration and interaction. These exercises are especially helpful if you incorporate group work in your course. Clear exercises teach sentence and paragraph writing skills that lead to common English composition and research essays.
Scott McLean’s Writing for Success provides a range of discussion, examples, and exercises, from writing development to mastery of the academic essay, that serve both student and instructor. Check out the features below for more detail, then peruse the book online or order a desk copy.
Exercises are integrated in each segment. Each concept is immediately reinforced as soon as it is introduced to keep students on track.
Exercises are designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration. This allows for peer-peer engagement, development of interpersonal skills, and promotion of critical thinking skills.
Exercises that involve self-editing and collaborative writing are featured. This feature develops and promotes student interest in the areas and content.
There are clear internal summaries and effective displays of information. This contributes to ease of access to information and increases the ability of your students to locate desired content.
Rule explanations are simplified with clear, relevant, and theme-based examples. This feature provides context that will facilitate learning and increase knowledge retention.
There is an obvious structure to the chapter and segment level. This allows for easy adaptation to your existing and changing course needs or assessment outcomes.
This textbook comes with the following materials that you can use in your classroom.Test Item File
Need assistance in supplementing your quizzes and tests? Our test item files (in Word format) contain many true/false, multiple choice, fill in the blanks, and short essay questions.Instructor Manual
The Instructor Manual (in Word format) will help guide you through the main concepts of each chapter such as learning objectives, key terms and takeaways. Many also include explanations and answers to chapter exercises.Powerpoint Lecture Notes
A PowerPoint presentation highlighting key learning objectives and the main concepts for each chapter are available for you to use in your classroom. You can either cut and paste sections or use the presentation as a whole
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