What's Your Point?
- Suzanne Hudson and Molly LeClair
- May 2017
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In writing What’s Your Point?, Suzanne Hudson and Molly LeClair's aims were clear:
- To improve upon traditional strategies and help students better express their own ideas through writing
- To ensure your important ideas are understood and appreciated
- To bridge established writing processes with new technologies and digital media
- To build critical thinking skills and encourage students to ask, “What’s my point?” throughout the writing process
- New Sample Focus Questions, particularly in the analysis, argument, and research chapters.
- Several Concept Check examples have been updated.
- Several professional essays have been added with new prereading questions and challenge questions.
- The MLA section has been updated, based on the new MLA handbook. Further, the APA and Chicago Manual of Style sections reflect formatting improvements.
What's new in V2.0 of What’s Your Point?
This text is suitable for the following courses: Freshman composition, first-year composition, and upper-division composition courses
This text is suitable for 2-year and 4-year institutions.
EXTEND BEYOND EXPOSITION: Instead of asking students to “explain” something, the authors use the word “analyze,” defining analysis as more than breaking down a subject into its component parts.
STATE A THESIS, SUPPORT IT WELL: Students trained in the art of formulating a thoughtful, accurate, and specific thesis will be prepared to meet the expectations of their college professors or their supervisors and colleagues after college.
ESTABLISH A WRITING PROCESS: The text encourages students to proceed through the organizing principles of inventing, planning, drafting, revising, and editing.
ADAPT TO CHANGING TECHNOLOGY: What’s Your Point? integrates digital media to show students how to access information using today’s technology. Instructors will find exercises and assignments for making use of online resources in a variety of disciplines and classroom settings.
What’s Your Point? contains some important features:
PROOF QUESTIONS: A unique “proof question” clarifies supporting points students need to make to prove their thesis. When students understand and apply this question, their ability to think and write in the more challenging modes of analysis and argument will improve.
CUSTOMIZABILITY: What’s Your Point? is interactive. You can move around in the text; search for keywords; navigate concepts and chapters; add and view notes; and highlight, bookmark, and participate actively in the book. You can make it your own.
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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.