The Write Stuff

Thinking Through Essays
Author: Marcie Sims
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321964120
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 756
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- The Write Stuff: Thinking through Essays equips developing writers with the critical thinking skills they need to interpret and analyze information and express their ideas clearly and logically in writing. As early as Chapter 1, author Marcie Sims defines critical thinking and goes on to explain the meaning and function of specific critical thinking terms and tools throughout the book. This element of critical thinking was something that Sims found missing in developmental writing texts currently available. Reaching beyond the usual writing instruction found in other texts, Sims gets to the core of developing the writer, which is to develop the writer as a thinker-writer. This approach to writing provides students with the basic tools for writing well-organized and developed essays that are grammatically and mechanically correct. 0321964128 / 9780321964120 Write Stuff, The: Thinking Through Essays Plus NEW MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0205870147 / 9780205870141 NEW MyWritingLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0321899881 / 9780321899880 The Write Stuff: Thinking Through Essays

Thinking Through the Body

Essays in Somaesthetics
Author: Richard Shusterman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107019060
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 368
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A richly rewarding vision of the burgeoning interdisciplinary field of somaesthetics, with fourteen essays by the originator of the field.

The Writing Revolution

A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades
Author: Judith C. Hochman,Natalie Wexler
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119364914
Category: Education
Page: 312
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Different Strokes for Different Students: How to Use TWR to Differentiate Your Instruction

Guidelines

A Cross-Cultural Reading/Writing Text
Author: Ruth Spack
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521613019
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 336
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Guidelines, Third edition, is an advanced reading and writing text designed specifically to strengthen students' academic writing. Guidelines is a classic reading/writing text that teaches academic essay and research writing. The book contains stimulating cross-cultural readings that provide source materials for critical thinking and writing. The book concludes with a hundred-page handbook that contains information on how to document sources and how to draft, review, revise, and edit.

Along These Lines

Writing Paragraphs and Essays
Author: John Sheridan Biays,Carol Wershoven
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780321841506
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 688
View: 6554
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- In Along These Lines, authors John Sheridan Biays and Carol Wershoven prepare students for the writing expectations of future courses by providing thorough, step-by-step instruction for key topics: the writing process, grammar, and research. The authors' conversational tone and variety of writing activities, such as peer review and collaborative exercises, make Along These Lines upbeat and interesting for students as they hone their writing skills.

Use Your Words

A Writing Guide for Mothers
Author: Kate Hopper
Publisher: Cleis Press
ISBN: 1936740125
Category: Reference
Page: 256
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USE YOUR WORDS introduces the art of creative nonfiction to women who want to give written expression to their lives as mothers. Written by award-winning teacher and writer, Kate Hopper, this book will help women find the heart of their writing, learn to use motherhood as a lens through which to write the world, and turn their motherhood stories into art. Each chapter of USE YOUR WORDS focuses on an element of craft and contains a lecture, a published essay, and writing exercises that will serve as jumping-off points for the readers’ own writing. Chapter topics include: the importance of using concrete details, an overview of creative nonfiction as a genre, character development, voice, humor, tense and writing the “hard stuff,” reflection and back-story, structure, revision, and publishing. The content of each lecture is aligned with the essay/poem in that chapter to help readers more easily grasp the elements of craft being discussed. Together the chapters provide a unique opportunity for mother writers to learn and grow as writers. USE YOUR WORDS takes the approach that creative writing can be taught, and this underscores each chapter. When students learn to read like writers, to notice how a piece is put together, and to question the choices a writer makes, they begin to think like writers. When they learn to ground their writing in concrete, sensory details and begin to understand how to create believable characters and realistic dialogue, their own writing improves. USE YOUR WORDS reflects Kate’s style as a teacher, guiding the reader in a straightforward, nurturing, and passionate voice. As one student noted in a class evaluation: “Kate is a born writer and teacher, and her enthusiasm for essays about motherhood and for teaching the nuts and bolts of writing so that ordinary mothers have the tools to write their stories is a gift to the world. She is raising the value of motherhood in our society as she helps mothers build their confidence and strengthen their game as writers.”

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

The Complete Guide to Writing Creative Nonfiction--from Memoir to Literary Journalism and Everything in Between
Author: Lee Gutkind
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 0738215864
Category: Reference
Page: 288
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From rags-to-riches-to-rags tell-alls to personal health sagas to literary journalism everyone seems to want to try their hand at creative nonfiction. Now, Lee Gutkind, the go-to expert for all things creative nonfiction, taps into one of the fastest-growing genres with this new writing guide. Frank and to-the-point, with depth and clarity, Gutkind describes and illustrates each and every aspect of the genre, from defining a concept and establishing a writing process to the final product. Offering new ways of understanding genre and invaluable tools for writers to learn and experiment with, You Can't Make This Stuff Up allows writers of all skill levels to thoroughly expand and stylize their work.

Writing Philosophy

A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays
Author: Lewis Vaughn
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195179569
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 149
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Writing Philosophy: A Student's Guide to Writing Philosophy Essays is a concise, self-guided manual that covers the basics of argumentative essay writing and encourages students to master fundamental skills quickly, with minimal instructor input. Opening with an introductory chapter on how to read philosophy, the book then moves into the basics of writing summaries and analyzing arguments. It provides step-by-step instructions for each phase of the writing process, from formulating a thesis, to creating an outline, to writing a final draft, supplementing this tutorial approach with model essays, outlines, introductions, and conclusions. Skills essential to evaluating arguments, citing sources, avoiding plagiarism, detecting fallacies, and formatting final drafts are dealt with in detail. The final two chapters serve as a reference guide to common mistakes and basic skills in sentence construction, writing style, and word choice. Employing a rulebook format similar to that of the classic Elements of Style (by Strunk, White, and Angell), Lewis Vaughn distills helpful writing advice into simple rules that students can easily remember and apply--and that instructors can refer to when reviewing student papers. These rules cover essay organization, sentence structure, documentation styles, plagiarism, grammar, usage, and more. Written in a clear and engaging style and incorporating samples of student writing, Writing Philosophy is an indispensable resource for virtually any philosophy course.

The Write Stuff


Author: Barry B. Longyear
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780615468181
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 616
View: 8294
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Writing Instruction: By award winning author Barry B. Longyear, a step-by-step course in developing the outlook, method, and skills that will enable you to write the best stories of which you are capable. About Barry B. Longyear's The Write Stuff . . . "Don't read this book. Please. You'll only make my job harder. You see, it's true that we receive about 700 manuscripts a month. But the truth is that of those 700, 600 of them can go right back. It's easy to tell the writer doesn't yet have the right stuff. But reading this book will put you miles ahead of the rest of the pack. And the more people who read this book, the bigger the pack grows-the pack of real stories, the ones that make it hard for me choose which ones to publish, the ones I actually want to read. So don't read this book unless you want to make my job tougher . . . or want me to publish your stories someday." -Gordon Van Gelder, Editor, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction "I've enjoyed it and overall been quite impressed. There are a lot of really good insights and advice in there, presented in a thoroughly engaging way." -Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Science Fiction and Fact

Essays After Eighty


Author: Donald Hall
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544287045
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 134
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From a former Poet Laureate, a new collection of essays delivering a gloriously unexpected view from the vantage point of very old age Donald Hall has lived a remarkable life of letters, a career capped by a National Medal of the Arts, awarded by the president. Now, in the “unknown, unanticipated galaxy” of very old age, he is writing searching essays that startle, move, and delight. In the transgressive and horrifyingly funny “No Smoking,” he looks back over his lifetime, and several of his ancestors’ lifetimes, of smoking unfiltered cigarettes, packs of them every day. Hall paints his past: “Decades followed each other — thirty was terrifying, forty I never noticed because I was drunk, fifty was best with a total change of life, sixty extended the bliss of fifty . . .” And, poignantly, often joyfully, he limns his present: “When I turned eighty and rubbed testosterone on my chest, my beard roared like a lion and gained four inches.” Most memorably, Hall writes about his enduring love affair with his ancestral Eagle Pond Farm and with the writing life that sustains him, every day: “Yesterday my first nap was at 9:30 a.m., but when I awoke I wrote again.”

Writing in restaurants


Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 160
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Temporarily putting aside his role as playwright, director, and screen-writer, David Mamet digs deep and delivers thirty outrageously diverse vignettes. On subjects ranging from the vanishing American pool hall, family vacations, and the art of being a bitch, to the role of today's actor, his celebrated contemporaries and predecessors, and his undying commitment to the theater, David Mamet's concise style, lean dialogue, and gut-wrenching honesty give us a unique view of the world as he sees it.

Reading the World

Ideas That Matter, with 2016 MLA Update
Author: Michael Austin
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393617429
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 752
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With 80 readings by some of the world's greatest thinkers--from Plato to Gandhi, Carl Jung to Edmund O. Wilson, Gloria Anzald�a to Toni Morrison--Reading the World is the only great ideas reader to offer a global perspective. Selections strike a balance between western and nonwestern, classic and contemporary, longer and shorter, verbal and visual.

Expressways

Scenarios for Paragraph and Essay Writing
Author: Kathleen T. McWhorter
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Longman
ISBN: 9780205886142
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 672
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ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. --

How Dare We! Write

A Multicultural Creative Writing Discourse
Author: Sherry Quan Lee
Publisher: Loving Healing Press
ISBN: 1615993304
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 195
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ÿHow Dare We! Write: a multicultural creative writing discourseÿoffers a much needed corrective to the usual dry and uninspired creative writing pedagogy. The collection asks us to consider questions, such as ?What does it mean to work through resistance from supposed mentors, to face rejection from publishers and classmates, and to stand against traditions that silence you?" and "How can writers and teachers even begin to make diversity matter in meaningful ways on the page, in the classroom, and on our bookshelves?" How Dare We! Writeÿis an inspiring collection of intellectually rigorous lyric essays and innovative writing exercises; it opens up a path for inquiry, reflection, understanding, and creativity that is ultimately healing. The testimonies provide a hard won context for their innovative paired writing experiments that are, by their very nature, generative. --ÿCherise A. Pollard, PhD, Professor of English, West Chester University of Pennsylvania So-called ?creative writing? classes are highly politicized spaces, but no one says so; to acknowledge this obvious fact would be to up-end the aesthetics, cultural politics (ideology) and economics on which most educational institutions are founded.ÿÿHow Dare We! Write, a brilliant interventive anthology of essays, breaks this silence. -- Maria Damon, Pratt Institute of Art;ÿco-editor ofÿPoetry and Cultural Studies: A Reader How Dare We! Writeÿa collection of brave voices calling out to writers of color everywhere: no matter how lonely, you are not alone; you are one in a sea of change, swimming against the currents. -- Kao Kalia Yang, author ofÿThe Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir, andÿThe Song Poet, a 2017 Minnesota Book Award winner How Dare We! Writeÿis a much needed collection of essays from writers of color that reminds us that our stories need to be told, from addressing academic gatekeepers, embracing our identities, the effects of the oppressor'sÿtongue on our psyche and to the personal narratives that help us understand who we are. ---Rodrigo Sanchez-Chavarria, writer, spoken word poet/performer and contributing author toÿA Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota Learn more at http://blog.SherryQuanLee.com From Modern History Press ÿwww.ModernHistoryPress.com

How to Use Your Reading in Your Essays


Author: Jeanne Godfrey
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137299800
Category: Study Aids
Page: 176
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A fundamental part of writing at university is using what you read in your work. Your lecturers may ask you to be critical, original and to put what you read into your own words. You will also be told not to plagiarise. What does all this actually mean? How can you use other people's work and still be original? How much of your essay should be about what you read? How do you make clear the difference between your own ideas and those that have come from your reading? What words and phrases should you use to introduce and comment on your sources? The fully updated and revised edition of this popular book answers these questions, and takes you through the complete process of using your reading in your writing. It also: • Uses real texts and examples of real student writing • Gives you nearly 300 key words to use when integrating sources into your work and practice in using them accurately • Looks at common mistakes students make to help you to improve your own correction skills and avoid making the same mistakes yourself How to Use your Reading in your Essays equips you with all the information, practice and confidence you need to use your reading effectively in your writing and to get the best marks possible for your work.

Focus on Writing: Paragraphs and Essays


Author: Laurie G. Kirszner,Stephen R. Mandell
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
ISBN: 9781319035297
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 752
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Focus on Writing offers students clear, thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Reinforcing the most important elements in academic writing--Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions--this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on Strategies for College Success.

The Basics of Essay Writing


Author: Nigel Warburton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Education
Page: 117
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Essay writing is an essential skill for students at all academic levels, and the ability to produce clear, well-argued essays is key to good coursework and passing exams. This text offers the new or under-confident essay writer all the guidance and advice needed to develop and improve their skills.

The Writer's Notebook II

Craft Essays from Tin House
Author: Christopher Beha,Francine Prose
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 1935639463
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 246
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The Writer's Notebook II continues in the tradition of The Writer's Notebook, featuring essays based on craft seminars from the Tin House Summer Writer's Workshop, as well as a variety of craft essays from Tin House magazine contributors and Tin House Books authors. The collection includes essays that not only examine important craft aspects such as humor, suspense, and research but that also explore creating fractured and nonrealist narratives and the role of dream in fiction. An engaging and enlightening read, The Writer's Notebook II is both a toolkit and an inspiration for any writer. The Writer s Notebook II offers aspiring authors sixteen insightful essays about the craft of writing by Tin House authors and summer workshop faculty members, including Aimee Bender, Steve Almond, Maggie Nelson, Karen Russell, Benjamin Percy, and others."

Writing for Computer Science


Author: Justin Zobel
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1447166396
Category: Computers
Page: 284
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All researchers need to write or speak about their work, and to have research that is worth presenting. Based on the author's decades of experience as a researcher and advisor, this third edition provides detailed guidance on writing and presentations and a comprehensive introduction to research methods, the how-to of being a successful scientist. Topics include: · Development of ideas into research questions; · How to find, read, evaluate and referee other research; · Design and evaluation of experiments and appropriate use of statistics; · Ethics, the principles of science and examples of science gone wrong. Much of the book is a step-by-step guide to effective communication, with advice on: · Writing style and editing; · Figures, graphs and tables; · Mathematics and algorithms; · Literature reviews and referees’ reports; · Structuring of arguments and results into papers and theses; · Writing of other professional documents; · Presentation of talks and posters. Written in an accessible style and including handy checklists and exercises, Writing for Computer Science is not only an introduction to the doing and describing of research, but is a valuable reference for working scientists in the computing and mathematical sciences.