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Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides 7th Edition

Ann Raimes | Susan K. Miller-Cochran

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Overview

KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH ASSIGNMENT GUIDES, 7th Edition, includes the content in KEYS FOR WRITERS, 7th Edition, plus guidance for assignments in 15 genres. This edition features ESL coverage, concise explanations, student writing samples, and a new framework for critical thinking. End-of-part exercises let students check understanding, while “Source Shots” provide visual examples of how to document sources. A focus on writing in the disciplines helps students use the framework in various academic contexts, while guidelines for thinking critically about sources help students apply the framework. Packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

Ann Raimes, Hunter College, City University of New York

Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

Susan K. Miller-Cochran, The University of Arizona

Susan K. Miller-Cochran, now director of the Writing Program at The University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University while serving as director from 2007-2015. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Miller-Cochran serves as president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (2015-2017). Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, second-language writing, and writing program administration. Widely published and a popular presenter, Dr. Miller-Cochran is also a co-author with Rochelle L. Rodrigo on the CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH (Cengage Learning). She received both her Master of Teaching English as a Second Language (MTESL) and her Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, from Arizona State University.

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  • “KEY POINTS” BOXES offer quick-reference summaries of essential information that students can use in reviewing and studying important concepts.
  • “TECH NOTES” provide specific guidance for integrating technology into writing and research; for example, in Chapter 1, a “Tech Notes” box explains how to use social bookmarking to annotate texts online.
  • “SOURCE SHOTS” show students, in a graphic form, how to find citation information on book or periodical title pages, websites, and more.
  • STUDENT WRITING SAMPLES illustrate developing a thesis; free-writing; brainstorming; writing and researching in the humanities, arts, and natural sciences; creating a bibliography; argument; and how a subject can be adapted to the demands of different disciplines (in Chapter 5, “Writing in Academic Disciplines”). There are also samples of research papers in MLA and APA style; excerpts from student research papers in CSE style and Chicago style; and new examples of an e-portfolio, résumé, and cover letter. All sample student research papers and excerpts include visuals.
  • A UNIQUE PART VI, “Style: The Five C's,” gives students guidance for reviewing and revising their work, in what one reviewer called “a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand” way.
  • CRITICAL READING AND THINKING is emphasized throughout the text.
  • SUPERIOR COVERAGE FOR MULTILINGUAL WRITERS takes a “difference, not deficit” approach, including “Language and Culture” boxes, an extensive “Editing Guide to Multilingual Transfer Patterns,” an “Editing Guide to Vernacular English,” and “Notes for Multilingual Writers” integrated throughout the text.
  • THE INTUITIVE, COLOR-CODED ORGANIZATION features laminated tabbed part dividers and a colorful design that makes information accessible and easy to review.

Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Keys to Common Writing Genres.
Part I: THE WRITING PROCESS.
1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing.
2. Drafting in Stages.
3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading.
4. Writing and Analyzing Arguments.
5. Writing in Academic Disciplines.
Part II: RESEARCH/SOURCES/DOCUMENTATION.
6. The Research Process: A Conversation with Sources.
7. Searching for Sources.
8. How to Evaluate Sources.
9. How to Avoid Plagiarizing.
10. How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources.
Part III: MLA DOCUMENTATION.
11. Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style.
12. MLA List of Works Cited.
13. A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style.
Part IV: APA, CSE, AND CHICAGO DOCUMENTATION.
14. Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style.
15. APA List of References.
16. A Student's Research Paper, APA Style.
17. CSE Style of Documentation.
18. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style.
19. Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography.
20. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style.
Part V: DESIGN, MEDIA, AND PRESENTATION.
21. Document Design.
22. Visuals.
23. Online Communication Forums.
24. Oral and Multimedia Presentations.
25. Portfolios.
26. Resumes and Letters of Application.
27. Business Letters and Memos.
Part VI: STYLE: THE FIVE C'S.
28. First C: Cut.
29. Second C: Check for Action.
30. Third C: Connect.
31. Fourth C: Commit.
32. Fifth C: Choose the Best Words.
33. Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts.
34. Style Tips.
Part VII: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS.
35. Trouble Spots and Terms.
36. Fixing a Sentence Fragment.
37. Run-ons and Comma Splices.
38. Sentence Snarls.
39. Verbs.
40. Passive Voice.
41. Subject-Verb Agreement.
42. Pronouns.
43. Adjectives and Adverbs.
44. Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns.
Part VIII: PUNCTUATION, MECHANICS, AND SPELLING.
45. Commas.
46. Apostrophes.
47. Quotation Marks.
48. Semicolons and Colons.
49. Other Punctuation Marks.
50. Italics/Underlining.
51. Capitalization.
52. Abbreviations.
53. Numbers.
54. Hyphens.
55. Online Guidelines.
56. Spelling.
Part IX: WRITING ACROSS LANGUAGES AND CULTURES.
57. Language Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers.
58. Nouns and Articles.
59. Verbs and Verb Forms.
60. Sentence Structure and Word Order.
61. Prepositions and Idioms.
62. Language Learners' FAQs.
Part X: GLOSSARIES.
63. Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage.
64. Glossary of Grammatical Terms.
Index.

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781285770284
The online Instructor's Resource Manual provides an overview of the handbook and ideas on how to use it, a section on teaching composition to multilingual students, advice on using the Internet both within the composition classroom and throughout the course, diagnostic test handouts on five main areas of grammar, and answers to numbered items in the Exercise Booklet. It can be located on the faculty companion website, under a password protected link.