Writing First with Readings

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1457686015
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Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays, the authors take a simple yet effective approach to helping students improve their writing skills: visual writing prompts open every chapter and get students writing immediately. Then, throughout the chapter, students move between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises so that they continually revise, rewrite, and improve their own writing. It is this formula that makes writing instruction meaningful and accessible for students. Thoughtful chapters on academic writing and success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out this new edition, making it the perfect introduction to college writing.

Writing First with Readings

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312542569
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context, designed for the paragraph to essay course, Kirszner and Mandell take seriously the ideas and expressive abilities of developmental students, as well as their need to learn the rules of writing and grammar. Visual writing prompts that open every chapter get students writing immediately. By moving frequently between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises, students get constant reinforcement of the skills they are learning. Thoughtful chapters on college success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out the text, making it the perfect introduction to college writing. Read the preface.

Real Essays with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312648081
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Real Essays delivers the powerful message that good writing, thinking, and reading skills are both essential and achievable. From the inspiring stories told by former students in Profiles of Success to the practical strategies for community involvement in the new Community Connections, Real Essays helps students to connect the writing class with their real lives and with the expectations of the larger world. So that students don’t get overwhelmed, the book focuses first on the most important things in each area, such as the Four Most Serious Errors in grammar; the Four Basics of each rhetorical strategy; and the academic skills of summary, analysis, and synthesis. Read the preface.

Real Skills with Readings

Author: Susan Anker
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781457698187
Format: PDF, Docs
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Real Skills with Readings offers practical, accessible coverage of basic sentence skills and step-by-step guidance for writing paragraphs. Motivating students with its message that writing is an essential and achievable skill, the text uses real-world examples, assignments, and readings to help students relate writing to all aspects of their lives. The fourth edition builds on suggestions from developmental writing instructors across the country. Streamlined with a new design, the text features even more emphasis on critical thinking and reading skills, with new guided reading support in every chapter and more samples by real student writers. Additional skill-specific practice is available by packaging Real Skills with LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers, our newest set of online multimedia content and assessments, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. Use ISBN 1319051928 to order Real Skills with Readings and LaunchPad Solo for Readers and Writers.

Foundations First with Readings

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9780312603168
Format: PDF
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Foundations First guides students through the process of writing sentences and paragraphs with simple explanations, appealing visuals, and student-friendly examples. Kirszner and Mandell's compelling approach lets students practice grammar in the context of their own writing and helps prepare them for success in college composition and beyond. Treating students with respect -- a hallmark of the Kirszner and Mandell approach -- the book also addresses study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need to master the essentials of good writing. The fourth edition gives students even more help transitioning into college, with new coverage on communicating in college and new tips for college success. Read the preface.

Writing First

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Bedford/st Martins
ISBN: 9780312398026
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Writing First, the first developmental workbook to teach students grammar in the context of their own writing, offers a comprehensive treatment of the process of writing paragraphs and essays. With more support for students than ever before -- from strategies for college success to additional grammar help to vocabulary enhancement -- Writing First shows students how to master the writing skills they need to succeed in college and beyond. Authors of an array of widly adopted texts, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have taught college composition and basic writing for more than 25 years. Using their keen sense of what works best in the classroom, they have created Foundations First and Writing First, an innovative, accessible two-book sequence that teaches students grammer in the context of their own writing. Foundations First provides a comprehensive treatment of the process of writing paragraphs and essays. Both books also address study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need.

Focus on Writing Paragraphs and Essays

Author: Laurie G. Kirszner
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319035297
Format: PDF, Docs
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Focus on Writing offers students clear, thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Reinforcing the most important elements in academic writing--Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions--this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on Strategies for College Success.

Reflections Patterns for Reading and Writing

Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319043469
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.