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Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, Spiral bound Version, 7th Edition

  • Ann Raimes Hunter College, City University of New York
  • Susan K. Miller-Cochran The University of Arizona
  • ISBN-10: 1285769600  |  ISBN-13: 9781285769608
  • 736 Pages
  • © 2016 | Published
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KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, Seventh Edition, includes all of the content in KEYS FOR WRITERS, Seventh Edition, plus guidance for completing assignments in 15 common academic genres. This new version of Raimes' long renowned text features the same strong ESL coverage, concise but complete explanations, ease of use, and outstanding student writing samples. It also delivers the Seventh Edition's new framework for critical thinking, which offers students a method for understanding and approaching rhetorical situations, developed by co-author Susan Miller-Cochran. End-of-part exercises let students check their understanding, “Source Shots” in the documentation sections provide visual examples of how to document sources ranging from print to Internet to MP3 selections, and a focus on writing in the disciplines helps students carry the framework for critical thinking into a variety of academic contexts. Concurrently, guidelines for thinking critically about sources help students apply the framework to source evaluation. A colorful design provides strong visual presentation of concepts to help students learn to think critically about their writing and use of sources.

Features and Benefits

  • “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.

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.

What's New

  • This version of Raimes and Cochran Miller's KEYS FOR WRITERS, Seventh Edition, includes a “Keys to Common Writing Genres” section that guides students in completing assignments in 15 common academic genres, such as literacy narratives, proposals, and rhetorical analyses. This section, which appears at the front of the book, provides heuristics to help students apply the Critical Thinking Framework introduced in Chapter 1 to genres common in different disciplines and discusses conventional features of the genre as well as organizational strategies.
  • Expanded coverage of critical thinking, beginning in Chapter 1 with “A Framework for Critical Thinking,” includes consideration of purpose, audience, voice, and medium, presented in a visual format that recurs throughout the text to remind students of these vital considerations in their written work.
  • Part 1, “The Writing Process,” has been revised to reflect new technologies and their effect on student writing, as well as how critical thinking should be applied to every format, from evaluating visuals to assessing written work.
  • Part 2, “Research/Sources/Documentation,” has been updated to stress the importance of evaluating and integrating sources, particularly sources found online. One reviewer called this revision “the most useful presentation of source integration and citation that I have encountered.” At the same time, students are offered new tips from the perspective of an often untapped resource-their reference librarian.
  • Part 5, “Design, Media, and Presentation,” has been completely revised to reflect new social media, formats for document design, presentation formats, and workplace formats such as emails and electronic resumes.
  • New student papers provide contemporary paper topics with more examples of citation formats in Chapters 4 (writing and analyzing arguments), 13 (MLA sample paper), 16 (APA sample paper), and 20 (Chicago sample paper). A new student paper in Chapter 5, “Writing in Academic Disciplines,” provides an analysis of how a topic is treated in different disciplines.
  • Part 9, “Writing across Languages and Cultures,” has been strengthened with added topics on diversity as well as a discussion of the cultural requirement of documenting sources in the U.S. In addition, updated “Notes for Multilingual Writers” throughout the text highlight areas that are troublesome for English Language Learners.
  • Exercises have been added to the end of most sections (including the writing, sentence problems, grammar and mechanics issues, and ESL sections), allowing students to practice what they have learned. Answers to half of the exercises are found at the end of the text for self-study, while others can be assigned to check students' progress.
  • The seventh edition is accompanied by a full complement of digital resources that include InSite™ (paper grading, peer review, research, and originality checking) and Aplia™ (practice and review of grammar and writing fundamentals). Whether your course is on the ground, online, or somewhere in between, Cengage Learning has the digital resources sure to meet any instructional need.

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"Chapter 7 [Searching for Sources] is one of the best improvements that I have seen in years. It provides great explanatory breakdowns for the newer researcher. It also provides a wonderful list of the better databases, with clarification. If I did not know better, I would think that someone sat in my classroom and recorded all the points that are necessary to include in any research paper."

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Write better papers faster with QUESTIA, the powerful online research tool for all your research and paper writing needs. Through access to QUESTIA's complete versions of copyrighted books (77,000 + and growing) and 4 million academic journal articles, plus magazine and newspaper articles—all selected by professional librarians—you can quote and cite peer-reviewed sources without worrying about their credibility. QUESTIA's powerful search function enables you to quickly find the most relevant sources for your research without painstakingly sifting through page after page of irrelevant information. Besides scholarly content, QUESTIA also provides easy-to-use search, note-taking, and writing tools to help you produce a first-rate paper. Any book or article you find is always available. No book is ever checked out. QUESTIA is always open—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—available when and where you want to work.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Ann Raimes

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

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.