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Writing Voyage: A Process Approach to Writing, 8th Edition

  • Thomas E. Tyner Reedley College
  • ISBN-10: 1413029493  |  ISBN-13: 9781413029499
  • 288 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2004, 2001, 1997
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.50
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About

Overview

WRITING VOYAGE is a comprehensive text containing everything instructors need to help students improve their writing. Thomas Tyner presents a step-by-step writing process, showing students how their writing builds and evolves while teaching essential writing skills that emphasize the audience and the writer's purpose. The text includes interesting excerpts from professional writers to illustrate specific steps in the writing process. The text makes it easy for you to take your students through activities such as peer review, small-group writing discussions, and regular journal writing to reflect on their writing experiences. Many sample student drafts are presented for your students to analyze and then revise. Instructors will find WRITING VOYAGE a comprehensive, process-based approach to teaching all the important aspects of effective writing.

Features and Benefits

  • Extensive pre-writing sections that prepare students thoroughly for writing their drafts.
  • Revising and editing checklists in each unit to keep students focused on critical writing aspects.
  • Excellent grammar usage and punctuation activities integrated within editing sections of units.
  • Numerous student writing samples throughout text for analysis, revision, editing, and modeling.
  • Regular journal writing where students reflect on their evolving writing processes and respond to various writing activities.

Table of Contents

Unit 1: WRITING FROM EXPERIENCE.
Writing Process. Prewriting. First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing. Writing Review.
Unit 2: WRITING ABOUT RELATIONSHIPS.
Prewriting. First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing. Writing Review.
Unit 3: WRITING ABOUT OPINIONS.
Prewriting. First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing. Writing Review.
Unit 4: WRITING TO COMPARE.
Prewriting. Topic Selection. First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing. Writing Review.
Unit 5: WRITING ABOUT PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS.
Prewriting. First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing.
Unit 6: WRITING ABOUT ISSUES.
First Drafts. Revisions. Final Editing. Writing Review.
APPENDIX.
Sentence Revision. Correct Usage. Spelling.

What's New

  • All new professional readings are integrated into the text. Each reading illuminates a specific step in the writing process, showing students how professional writers express and organize their ideas. Topics of these writings are chosen to attract and hold your students' interest.
  • New student writing samples are similar to the writing level of students in most college courses. Your students can see how other students are writing, learn from their examples, and begin feeling more confident about their own abilities.
  • New online writing activities from major university writing programs as well as new writing-related activities in each unit.
  • A new section on writing critiques in the unit on "Writing About Opinions" provides a valuable writing genre that was missing from previous editions. Students will benefit from learning how to analyze and critique essays and editorials.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

"Writing Voyage is the best developmental textbook I have found on the market."

— John Brammer, Three Rivers Community College

"I cannot emphasize enough how much I like the step-by-step instructions covering Process Writing!"

— Donald Moore, University of Southern Indiana

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Thomas E. Tyner

Thomas E. Tyner has been an English and writing instructor at Reedley College for over thirty years. He is the author of five composition and critical thinking textbooks including WRITING VOYAGE and COLLEGE WRITING BASICS.