MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Mauk/Metz's Inventing Arguments, 4th Edition

  • John Mauk Northwestern Michigan College
  • John Metz Kent State University at Geauga
  • ISBN-10: 1305115007  |  ISBN-13: 9781305115002
  • © 2016 | Published
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Read the learning objectives to discover what you can achieve by completing this learning path.
Do the “Getting Started” activity as an introduction to the topic.
Read and view the multimedia instruction so you’ll know how to write an argument.
Complete any homework assignments.
Write and upload your argument.
Reflect on what you have learned.

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305115015 | ISBN-13: 9781305115019

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

John Mauk

John Mauk has a Ph.D. in rhetoric and writing from Bowling Green State University and a Masters in language and literature from the University of Toledo. Scholarship includes an article on critical geography and composition (COLLEGE ENGLISH, March 2003). Mauk now teaches composition and rhetoric courses at Northwestern Michigan College. In 2007, he served on the NCTE Nominating Committee.

John Metz

John Metz has a B.A. in English from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania (1983) and an M.A. in English from the University of Toledo (1985). He has taught first-year writing for over 20 years and currently teaches at Kent State University at Geauga in Twinsburg, Ohio.