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Cover of Introduction to Writing v2.0
Published: 
June 2019
Page Count: 
544
ISBN (Digital): 
978-1-4533-9219-5

Introduction to Writing

Version 2.0
By Scott McLean

Key Features

  • Exercises designed to facilitate interaction and collaboration are integrated into the text. These exercises help reinforce concepts and develop interpersonal skills and critical thinking in students.
  • Exercises that involve self-editing and collaborative writings to develop and promote student interest.
  • Clear internal summaries and displays of information make it easy for students to locate desired content.
  • Simplified rule explanations to provide context and facilitate increased knowledge retention.
  • Structured chapters and segments.
  • Customizable.

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This textbook is suitable for the following courses: developmental writing and first year composition.

Scott McLean's Introduction to Writing provides step-by-step instructions to help students build writing, reading, and critical thinking skills. It introduces students to paragraph writing and composition while also providing a comprehensive review of grammar. Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses a variety of concepts with clear, concise, and engaging examples. Concepts and examples are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate learning and mastery of quality writing in every chapter. Introduction to Writing's incremental approach makes it suitable for a wide range of writing levels and abilities.

New in This Version

  • Reorganized sections and chapters: essay writing is covered first, followed by a discussion of writing basics.
  • Added a new section on accessibility.
  • Updated examples throughout the text.
  • Updated videos, photos, and graphics.
Instructor’s Manual

Instructor’s Manual

The Instructor’s Manual guides you through the main concepts of each chapter and important elements such as learning objectives, key terms, and key takeaways. Can include answers to chapter exercises, group activity suggestions, and discussion questions.

Instructor’s Manual

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

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.

PowerPoint Lecture Notes

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Test Bank Files for Import to Learning Management Systems

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Scott McLean Laureate International Universities

Scott McLean is a Senior Contributing Faculty Member with Laureate International Universities and a member of the Communication Department at Walden University and Universidad Andres Bello, Santiago de Chile. He also served as Associate Professor of Business Communication for the W. A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University—Yuma, on a combined campus partnership with the University of Arizona and Arizona Western College. Scott was the 2007–2011 Shadle-EdgeCombe Endowed Faculty Chair at Arizona Western College.

Scott has written or co-written several other FlatWorld titles in communication, English, and business. His publishing record includes articles in peer-review journals, classic car magazines, and newspapers. From his experience working with students at the community college and undergraduate levels (including developmental English, college preparation, composition and argumentation, literature and analysis, and business communication), Scott has learned the importance of providing students with clear, concise learning resources with scaffolding and frequent opportunities for engagement and demonstration of skill mastery. He has also come to appreciate the important role the first English and business communication courses play in helping students achieve overall academic success. 

Scott serves as an international business and industry consultant and has worked with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. He has also served on the Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) Evaluation Panel for the National Institutes of Health and evaluated programs for the Ministry of Hacienda, Chile and many others. He has taught at AWC/San Luis on the US/Mexican Border, at Central Oregon Community College’s Branch Campus on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and at Universidad San Sebastian in Concepcion, Chile. Scott studied at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, at Washington State University's Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, and at Northern Arizona University–Flagstaff Department of English in the area of Professional Writing. He and his family divide their time between Chile and the United States.

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