Reflections Patterns for Reading and Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319043469
Format: PDF
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This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response — skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they’re expected to do in other college courses. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with a new grammar handbook, expanded research coverage, new readings, and new features to provide stronger, more integrated reading and writing advice. Reflections can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students’ progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.

Reflections

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457647753
Format: PDF
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This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response — skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they’re expected to do in other college courses.

Loose leaf Version for Reflections Patterns for Reading and Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 131904445X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This innovative modes-based reader by reading expert Kathleen McWhorter supports an integrated approach to reading and writing with unique scaffolded instruction that guides students through comprehension, analysis, evaluation, and written response -- skills students will need to be successful in college. Compelling reading selections drawn from widely taught academic disciplines let students practice the work they're expected to do in other college courses. The second edition has been thoroughly revised with a new grammar handbook, expanded research coverage, new readings, and new features to provide stronger, more integrated reading and writing advice. Reflections can be packaged with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, allowing you to more efficiently track students' progress with reading, writing, and grammar skills in an active learning arc that complements the book.

Successful College Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312676085
Format: PDF, ePub
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Because so many first-year writing students lack the basic skills the course demands, reading specialist McWhorter gives them steady guidance through the challenges they face in academic work. Successful College Writing offers extensive instruction in active and critical reading, practical advice on study and college survival skills, step-by-step strategies for writing and research, detailed coverage of the nine rhetorical patterns of development, and 61 readings that provide strong rhetorical models, as well as an easy-to-use handbook in the complete edition. McWhorter’s unique visual approach to learning uses graphic organizers, revision flowcharts, and other visual tools to help students analyze texts and write their own essays. Her unique attention to varieties of learning styles also helps empower students, allowing them to identify their strengths and learning preferences. Read the preface.

In Harmony

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134746678
Format: PDF, Mobi
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NOTE: This edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. For Books a la Carte editions that include MyLab(tm) or Mastering(tm), several versions may exist for each title--including customized versions for individual schools--and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab or Mastering platforms. For courses in Integrated Reading and Writing at the sentence/paragraph level. Integrated thematic instruction at the sentence and paragraph level In Harmony: Reading and Writing engages readers by presenting each chapter in the context of a resonant theme, such as interpersonal relationships, living between two worlds, and digital communication. Student and professional essays start each chapter and serve as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Author Kathleen McWhorter emphasizes critical thinking throughout, which helps to prepare learners for their future courses or careers. In Harmony, Third Edition, is the first book in a two¿-part series that shows reading and writing as a single process of understanding and expressing ideas - and how they really do work together in harmony. This volume concentrates on sentences and paragraphs; In Concert explores paragraphs and essays. Also available with MyLab Reading & Writing Skills MyLab(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. When students enter your course with varying skill levels, MyLab can help you identify which students need extra support and provide them targeted practice and instruction outside of class. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab Reading & Writing Skills does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab Reading & Writing Skills, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text (loose-leaf version) and MyLab Reading & Writing Skills, search for: 0135030994 / 9780135030998 In Harmony: Reading and Writing, Books a la Carte Edition Plus MyLab Reading & Writing Skills -- Access Card Package 3/e Package consists of: 0134984404 / 9780134984407 MyLab Reading & Writing Skills with Pearson eText -- Standalone Access Card -- In Harmony: Reading and Writing, 3/e 0134746678 / 9780134746678 In Harmony: Reading and Writing, Books a la Carte Edition, 3/e

A Writer s Grammar

Author: C. Beth Burch
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780205318049
Format: PDF
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A Writer's Grammar is a lively, engaging, and writing-intensive introduction to grammar from a rhetorical and stylistic perspective. A Writer's Grammar makes clear and interesting the relationship between good writing and grammatical knowledge. Presenting grammatical concepts in a hierarchical manner, it builds logically from basic elements to more advanced concepts, showing how grammar affects a writer's style. Writing instruction within each section gives students guided practice to help them apply their knowledge and integrate a new and deeper understanding of language.

In Concert

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780133956535
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MySkillsLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MySkillsLab search for: 0134023870 / 9780134023878 In Concert: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing Plus MySkillsLab® with Pearson eText - Access Card Package, 2/e 0133956539 / 9780133956535 In Concert: An Integrated Approach to Reading and Writing, 2/e 0133995151 / 9780133995152 MySkillsLab with Pearson eText - Inside Star Sticker 0133995178 / 9780133995176 MySkillsLab with Pearson eText - Access Card MySkillsLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For combined courses in Developmental Reading and Writing. A true integration of reading and writing skills instruction In Concert, Second Edition is the second text in a two-part integrated reading and writing series. While the first volume (In Harmony) focuses on reading and writing skills at the sentence to paragraph level, In Concert moves on to explore reading and writing skills at the paragraph and essay level. This series aims to show students how reading and writing unite to become a single process of understanding and expressing ideas. Emphasizing the harmonious nature of the reading and writing processes, it highlights critical thinking and reinforces its relationship to these processes. Student and professional essays are presented at the start of each chapter and used as the basis for instruction, illustration, and practice. Readings are presented as integrated instructional material, rather than as models or additional practice, allowing students to improve on their own reading and writing skills through a single source. Thematic-based chapters help build continuity, elicit student interest, and help them draw on their own prior knowledge. McWhorter's streamlined presentation and flexible approach work in traditional as well as compressed courses. Also Available with MySkillsLab ® This title is also available with MySkillsLab - an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with this text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and pursue a personalized study plan that helps them better absorb course material and understand difficult concepts.

Building Better Essays

Author: Gina Hogan
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 0495905178
Format: PDF, ePub
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Teaching writing as part of a building activity provides students with an easy to remember image that helps them understand and apply good writing construction. This building process helps them see how each writing block sets the foundation for the next block; as a result, their confidence in writing skills grows. The first foundational block is writing correct sentences, the second, writing effective paragraphs, and finally writing effective essays. Just as actual foundations require raw materials, so does each writing building block require specific elements. For example, in grammar, to build a correct sentence, you need nouns, verbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and other grammatical elements. As the third book of the Building Better series, _Building Better Essays_ builds on students’ knowledge of effective paragraph construction, covered in Building Better Paragraphs, to get them to the next step of putting paragraphs together successfully for coherent essays. Many writing books present content in too complex a manner without enough opportunities for practice or present so many topics that simply overwhelm the student. The Building Better series evolved to be flexible enough that they can also be used as a quick reference guide by all college students or writing instructors. Any student who needs help writing concise and clear essays can benefit from the pedagogy of Building Better Essays. Instructors looking for a rich focus on essay construction, simple and brief explanations that are easy to remember, and variety of practice exercises will find it in Building Better Essays. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Reflections

Author: John Dennis
Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub
ISBN: 9780838448465
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This anthology of contemporary fiction and nonfiction is designed to engage students in the reading process, promote critical understanding and analysis of subject matter, and encourage reflection on themes as they pertain to the readers themselves.

Maker of Patterns An Autobiography Through Letters

Author: Freeman Dyson
Publisher: Liveright Publishing
ISBN: 0871403870
Format: PDF, Docs
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Both recalling his life story and recounting many of the major advances in twentieth-century science, a renowned physicist shares his autobiography through letters. Having penned hundreds of letters to his family over four decades, Freeman Dyson has framed them with the reflections made by a man now in his nineties. While maintaining that “the letters record the daily life of an ordinary scientist doing ordinary work,” Dyson nonetheless has worked with many of the twentieth century’s most renowned physicists, mathematicians, and intellectuals, so that Maker of Patterns presents not only his personal story but chronicles through firsthand accounts an exciting era of twentieth-century science. Though begun in the dark year of 1941 when Hitler’s armies had already conquered much of Europe, Dyson’s letters to his parents, written at Trinity College, Cambridge, often burst with the curiosity of a precocious seventeen-year-old. Pursuing mathematics and physics with a cast of legendary professors, Dyson thrived in Cambridge’s intellectual ferment, working on, for example, the theory of partitions or reading about Kurt Gödel’s hypotheses, while still finding time for billiards and mountain climbing. After graduating and serving with the Royal Air Force’s Bomber Command operational research section, whose job it was “to demolish German cities and kill as many German civilians as possible,” Dyson visited a war-torn Germany, hoping through his experience to create a “tolerably peaceful world.” Juxtaposing descriptions of scientific breakthroughs with concerns for mankind’s future, Dyson’s postwar letters reflect the quandaries faced by an entire scientific generation that was dealing with the aftereffects of nuclear detonations and concentration camp killings. Arriving in America in 1947 to study with Cornell’s Hans Bethe, Dyson continued to send weekly missives to England that were never technical but written with grace and candor, creating a portrait of a generation that was eager, as Einstein once stated, to solve “deep mysteries that Nature intend[ed] to keep for herself.” We meet, among others, scientists like Richard Feynman, who took Dyson across country on Route 66, Robert Oppenheimer, Eugene Wigner, Niels Bohr, James Watson, and a young Stephen Hawking; and we encounter intellectuals and leaders, among them Reinhold Niebuhr, George Kennan, Arthur C. Clarke, as well as Martin Luther King, Jr. The “patterns of comparable beauty in the dance of electrons jumping around atoms” invariably replicate themselves in this autobiography told through letters, one that combines accounts of wanton arms development with the not-inconsiderable demands of raising six children. As we once again attempt to guide society toward a more hopeful future, these letters, with their reenactment of what, at first, seems like a distant past, reveal invaluable truths about human nature.