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MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for McCuen-Metherell/Winkler's Readings for Writers, 15th Edition

  • Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell Glendale Community College, Emeritus
  • Anthony C. Winkler
  • ISBN-10: 1305403312  |  ISBN-13: 9781305403314
  • © 2016 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
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MindTap™ English for McCuen-Metherell/Winkler's Readings for Writers, 15th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. With MindTap English, you can assign multimodal activities that help students apply writing skills to real life, and manage electronic paper submission, grading, and peer review. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage.

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Features and Benefits

  • Easily grade student papers electronically using customizable rubrics and correction mark sets that link to related content in the eBook. Save time managing peer review electronically and catch citation and plagiarism issues early with our originality checker.
  • Select readings to include in your course from a database of over 9 million articles and 78,000 full books.
  • Encourage students to use the six tutoring sessions included with their MindTap access to get personalized feedback on their writing from professional tutors.
  • Foster a community of writers amongst your students by creating forums, peer reviews, and discussion boards that occur in the context of your course’s content.
  • A variety of activity options allow your students to create their own multimodal compositions and share them with their peers.
  • Control what content students see and when they see it with a learning path that can be used out-of-the-box or matched to your syllabus exactly.
  • Integrate your own content into the MindTap Reader using your own documents or pull from sources like RSS feeds, YouTube videos, websites, googledocs and more.
  • Use powerful analytics and reports that provide a snapshot of individual student and class progress, time in course, engagement and completion.
  • Auto-graded grammar, research, and citation assignments save valuable class time while giving students an opportunity to hone these important skills. Instant feedback about their performance helps students understand and apply the concepts.
  • Issues for Critical Thinking and Debate in Part 2 chapters provide additional sets of readings and videos to give you more options for teaching synthesis and evaluation and your students more topics for writing. Issues address important social concerns, such as technology, homelessness, racism, and more. These correspond to the Image Galleries for Critical Thinking and Debate in each chapter, for a fully multimedia experience. In addition, there is a similar set of readings and videos on the American Dream to accompany chapter 3.
  • Vocabulary words are highlighted in each reading in the book, and the MindTap expands on vocabulary instruction with autograded activities that ask students to apply their lexical knowledge.
  • Grammar and usage activities, also autograded, offer contextualized practice when individual students or the whole class need additional help with sentence-level writing problems.
  • Video lessons on research and research activities provide strong reinforcement for students writing research papers.

Content and Assets

The MindTap Learning Path guides students through readings, multimedia, and activities designed to follow the learning taxonomy from basic knowledge and comprehension up to analysis and application. By hiding, rearranging, or adding your own content, you control what students see and when they see it and match the Learning Path to your course syllabus exactly.


LEARNING OBJECTIVES (shows the expected performance).

GETTING STARTED (motivates students to learn more and collaborate).

READING (introduces concepts and provides context and depth). Includes the following in-line assets, where applicable: ACTIVITIES (auto-graded comprehension checks); VIDEOS (instructional inline videos covering the writing and research process; may include auto-graded activity).

PRACTICES (cover grammar, punctuation, mechanics, research, and documentation).

ISSUES FOR CRITICAL THINKING AND DEBATE (including in-line links to additional readings and videos).

WRITING ACTIVITY (submission of writing assignments for peer review and instructor commenting and grading).

Alternate Formats

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  • Printed Access Card

    ISBN-10: 1305403304 | ISBN-13: 9781305403307

    List Price = $60.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00

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ePack: Readings for Writers, Loose-leaf Version, 15th + MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access

ISBN-10: 1305718135  | ISBN-13: 9781305718135

List Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for McCuen-Metherell/Winkler's Readings for Writers
    List Price = $60.00  | CengageBrain Price = $60.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00
  • Readings for Writers
    List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

Bundle: Readings for Writers, Loose-leaf Version, 15th + MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card

ISBN-10:  1305715098 | ISBN-13:  9781305715097

List Price = $79.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $60.00

This Bundle Includes:

  • MindTap® English, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card
    List Price = $60.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $45.00
  • Readings for Writers
    List Price = $94.95  | CengageBrain Price = $94.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $71.25

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell

Born in Belgium, the daughter of an American minister, Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell had moved from Brussels to Paris to Bern, Switzerland, by the time she was seven years old. In Bern, she attended the Freies Gymnasium and spoke not only fluent French and German but also English, which was the language spoken to her by her American parents. After enduring World War II, Jo Ray's parents sent her and her brother to Pacific Union College (in the Napa Valley), where Jo Ray received a B. A. in English. After teaching English and French in high school for several years, Jo Ray started to take night classes at the University of Southern California in order to earn an M.A. and Ph.D., which would allow her to teach in college. While working on her doctorate, she was first hired to teach English at Glendale Community College and later to serve as Dean of the Evening College. A chance meeting in 1973 with Anthony C. Winkler, a successful novelist, led to a literary partnership that has produced 15 coauthored textbooks used at colleges and universities across the United States.

Anthony C. Winkler

Born in Kingston, Jamaica West Indies, Anthony C. Winkler was educated in Jamaica at Excelsior College, Mount Alvernia Academy, and Cornwall College, the last two being in Montego Bay. He was also educated at Citrus Community College, Glendora, California. Winkler taught briefly at Pasadena City College and for a year at Moneague Teachers College in Saint Anne, Jamaica, an experience chronicled in GOING HOME TO TEACH (1995). From 1968 to 1975 Winkler had sales territories as a bookman for Appleton Century Crofts textbook publishers, and later for Scott, Foresman. In 1969 he decided he could write textbooks as well as anyone and through a chance meeting with the sales representative of another company, he submitted the manuscript POETRY AS SYSTEM and was offered a contract for its publication. Eventually, he met Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell and the two became textbook writers and collaborators. Over the years they have produced more than a dozen textbooks, most on rhetoric and writing. In addition to Winkler's textbooks, his body of work includes, among other books: THE PAINTED CANOE (novel, 1983); THE LUNATIC (novel, 1987); THE GREAT YACHT RACE (novel, 1992); DOG WAR (novel, 2006); TRUST THE DARKNESS: MY LIFE AS A WRITER (autobiography, 2008); THE BURGLARY (play, premiered in Toronto in 2005); THE LUNATIC (movie, filmed in 1991); THE ANNIHILATION OF FISH (movie, 1999); and BOB MARLEY, AN INTIMATE PORTRAIT BY HIS MOTHER (biography, 1996, with Cedella Booker).