Who Says?

The Writer's Research
Author: Dean School of Liberal Arts and Sciences Deborah Holdstein,Danielle Aquilline
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190633479
Page: 192
View: 6312
Who Says? The Writer's Research is the first, brief research guide to focus on information literacy by teaching college students not only how to do research but also why research is important.Written for today's college student, Who Says? addresses contemporary research issues head on: What does it mean to conduct research in an age when we are bombarded by collaborative information, through online media and databases like Wikipedia? Who owns this information? How do we know? Asinformation circulates and changes, do the lines between audience and author blur? And how should these changes alter our expectations as readers - and as writers?By prompting students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority, Who Says? not only shows students how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing, but also how to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, which leads them to develop more confident andcompelling voices as writers. The first two chapters of Who Says? foreground this pressing need for information literacy by engaging students with the problem of research-writing in digital environments: "What is Information?: An Introduction," and "Says Who? The Writer's Authority, The Writer's Voice," engage students inbroader global conversations about the nature of research writing, while also addressing the writer's important role in academic conversations. To reinforce these larger topics, throughout every chapter in Who Says? there are also a number of practical, hands-on activities for students to workthrough, such as "Ideas Into Practice," including visuals, charts, checklists and exercises - all of which are designed to help students improve their writing and research while in class, and then help them transfer and adapt their writing knowledge to other college courses.

Who Says?

The Writer's Research
Author: Deborah H. Holdstein,Danielle Aquiline
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199947355
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 155
View: 2083
HOW to do research in today's digital age WHY research is essential to academic work Written for today's college students, Who Says? The Writer's Research addresses contemporary research issues head on, including research in the age of collaborative information sites like Wikipedia. Authors Deborah H. Holdstein and Danielle Aquiline prompt students to think critically about matters of ownership and authority in order to show them how to find and incorporate credible sources in their writing. By teaching them how to synthesize their own ideas with the ideas of others, this text allows students to develop confident and compelling voices as writers.

So What?

The Writer's Argument
Author: Laura Schubert
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780190297404
Category: English language
Page: 320
View: 598
So What? The Writer's Argument, Second Edition, teaches students how to write compelling arguments and explains why practicing argumentation is essential to learning and communicating with others. Practical exercises throughout each chapter reinforce this broader academic aim by focusing on the key issue of significance--helping writers answer the "So What?" question for themselves and their audiences. By showing students how their writing fits within the broader context of academic inquiry, So What?, Second Edition, encourages them to emulate and adapt the authentic academic styles, foundational organizing structures, and helpful rhetorical moves to their college classes and beyond.

The Little Black Book of Writers' Wisdom

Author: Steven D. Price
Publisher: Skyhorse
ISBN: 1626365148
Category: Reference
Page: 223
View: 597
Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there’s more truth than poetry in the observation. The process can be difficult, frustratingly so when we realize that although we use words all the time, coming up with the right ones can be a daunting task. Even the most celebrated writers have reflected on this creative process, and their observations and conclusions are collected in this book. The compiler, himself no stranger to a blank page or computer screen, has selected the wisest and wittiest utterances on such subjects as why we write (Ernest Hemingway: “I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.”); how to write (Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”); and writing for money (Cormac McCarthy: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”). It has been said that reading won’t make you a good writer, but it will make you a better writer. Dip into this lively and useful treasure trove, and you’ll be well on your way.

Understanding Education Research

A Guide to Critical Reading
Author: Gary Shank,Launcelot Brown,Janice Pringle
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317249895
Category: Social Science
Page: 150
View: 7909
"Understanding Education Research" is designed to help students learn to read educational research articles carefully, systematically, and critically. Students learn to categorize titles, decode abstracts, find research questions, characterize research arguments, break down methods and procedures, explore references, apply analysis strategies, and interpret findings. The book allows them to easily develop the skills they need to be research literate. It offers simple guidelines for qualitative, quantitative, and statistical approaches that help students master the basics behind these often complex and confusing methodologies. The book is accessible for future researchers or for students who simply need to understand research clearly. It is written in a clear and engaging style, with ample concrete examples of each stage, offering exercises for student practice.


A Reader for Writers
Author: John Mauk
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199947225
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 418
View: 8770
Read. Write. Oxford. Culture: A Reader for Writers presents work from a broad spectrum of writers who are adapting to cultural trends. It takes on key issues including work, consumerism, language, social media, identity, entertainment, nature, politics, technology, and war. Ranging from defending the status quo to embracing uncertainty, the writers give voice to the discomfort and hope that accompanies change. The articles embody a range of responses demonstrated by various writing styles, political leanings, and grammatical conventions from publications outside of the U.S. By showing the various ways in which people express themselves about shared issues, the reader encourages students to understand how similar we are despite cultural differences. The photo galleries nestled between chapters give shape and imagery to the subjects discussed in the readings. Developed for the freshman composition course, Culture: A Reader for Writers includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selections, providing students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills required to participate effectively in academic and public conversations about culture and change. Culture: A Reader for Writers is part of a series of brief single-topic readers from Oxford University Press designed for today's college writing courses. Each reader in this series approaches a topic of contemporary conversation from multiple perspectives.

The Art of Creative Research

A Field Guide for Writers
Author: Philip Gerard
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022617994X
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 2287
All writers conduct research. For some this means poring over records and combing, archives but for many creative writers research happens in the everyday world—when they scribble an observation on the subway, when they travel to get the feel for a city, or when they strike up a conversation with an interesting stranger. The Art of Creative Research helps writers take this natural inclination to explore and observe and turn it into a workable—and enjoyable—research plan. It shows that research shouldn’t be seen as a dry, plodding aspect of writing. Instead, it’s an art that all writers can master, one that unearths surprises and fuels imagination. This lends authenticity to fiction and poetry as well as nonfiction. Philip Gerard distills the process into fundamental questions: How do you conduct research? And what can you do with the information you gather? He covers both in-person research and work in archives and illustrates how the different types of research can be incorporated into stories, poems, and essays using examples from a wide range of writers in addition to those from his own projects. Throughout, Gerard brings knowledge from his seasoned background into play, drawing on his experiences as a reporter and a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. His enthusiasm for adventure is infectious and will inspire writers to step away from the keyboard and into the world. “Research can take you to that golden intersection where the personal meets the public, the private crosses the universal, where the best literature lives,” Gerard writes. With his masterly guidance, anyone can become an expert in artful investigation.


A Reader for Writers
Author: Gita DasBender
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199947485
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
View: 1564
"The Language Reader is part of the Managed Reader Program,which are a cluster of single-topic readers that are brief-to-medium in length and include a short section on rhetorical strategies and research work, as well as writing process, and all of which have a common pedagogy. The readings in these books include global perspectives and non-mainstream sources, and they are a manageable size. The Language Reader is a reader that reflects the central and complex topic of language, as it reflects upon new realities of the multilingual college classroom, and speaks to ideas and issues important to generation 1.5 learners. Developed for the freshman composition course, the reader includes an interdisciplinary mix of public, academic, and scientific reading selection; and it gives students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills to participate in discussions about language, learning, and the writing process"--

The Writer's Digest Guide to Good Writing

Author: Thomas Clark
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
ISBN: 9780898798074
Category: Reference
Page: 338
View: 9397
Essays, selected from the first seventy-five years of Writer's Digest magazine, cover style, genre, dialogue, plot, research, organization, and endings

Terms of Service

Social Media and the Price of Constant Connection
Author: Jacob Silverman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282514
Category: Social Science
Page: 448
View: 2687
Social networking has grown into a staple of modern society, but its continued evolution is becoming increasingly detrimental to our lives. Shifts in communication and privacy are affecting us more than we realize or understand. Terms of Service crystalizes this current moment in technology and contemplates its implications: the identity-validating pleasures and perils of online visibility; our newly adopted view of daily life through the lens of what is share-worthy; and the surveillance state operated by social media platforms—Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others—to mine our personal data for advertising revenue, an invasion of our lives that is as pervasive as government spying. Jacob Silverman calls for social media users to take back ownership of their digital selves from the Silicon Valley corporations who claim to know what's best for them. Integrating politics, sociology, national security, pop culture, and technology, he reveals the surprising conformity at the heart of Internet culture—explaining how social media companies engineer their products to encourage shallow engagement and discourage dissent. Reflecting on the collapsed barriers between our private and public lives, Silverman brings into focus the inner conflict we feel when deciding what to share and what to "like," and explains how we can take the steps we need to free ourselves from its grip.

On Writing

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743455967
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 297
View: 6424
The author shares his insights into the craft of writing and offers a humorous perspective on his own experience as a writer.


A Reader for Writers
Author: Danielle Aquiline,Deborah H. Holdstein
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199385683
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 477
View: 925
"Food: A Reader for Writers is focused on the engaging theme of food and culture, including an interdisciplinary mix of pieces written in differing rhetorical styles and genres, and each chapter of the book will be punctuated by a recipe, poem, a blog excerpt, photograph, and/or vintage advertisement, providing both attractive and highly useful, additional pedagogical and learning opportunities. Developed for the first-year composition market, this reader will also provide students with the rhetorical knowledge and compositional skills to participate in the public conversations about human health, the environment, culture, travel, and politics"--


Author: Garret Keizer
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312554842
Category: Psychology
Page: 194
View: 745
Offers a literary analysis of today's world where privacy has become subject to such factors as surveillance cameras and instant online networking, considering the moral dimensions of privacy in relation to choice and equality.

The Lazarus Project

Author: Aleksandar Hemon
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440637490
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
View: 1460
The only novel from MacArthur Genius Award winner, Aleksandar Hemon -- the National Book Critics Circle Award winning The Lazarus Project. On March 2, 1908, nineteen-year-old Lazarus Averbuch, an Eastern European Jewish immigrant, was shot to death on the doorstep of the Chicago chief of police and cast as a would-be anarchist assassin. A century later, a young Eastern European writer in Chicago named Brik becomes obsessed with Lazarus's story. Brik enlists his friend Rora-a war photographer from Sarajevo-to join him in retracing Averbuch's path. Through a history of pogroms and poverty, and a prism of a present-day landscape of cheap mafiosi and even cheaper prostitutes, the stories of Averbuch and Brik become inextricably intertwined, creating a truly original, provocative, and entertaining novel that confirms Aleksandar Hemon, often compared to Vladimir Nabokov, as one of the most dynamic and essential literary voices of our time. From the author of The Book of My Lives.

The Writer's Portable Mentor

A Guide to Art, Craft, and the Writing Life, Second Edition
Author: Priscilla Long
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 0826360068
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 328
View: 9790
Designed to mentor writers at all levels, from beginning to quite advanced, The Writer’s Portable Mentor offers a wealth of insight and crafting models from the author’s twenty-plus years of teaching and creative thought. The book provides tools for structuring a book, story, or essay. It trains writers in observation and in developing a poet’s ear for sound in prose. It scrutinizes the sentence strategies of the masters and offers advice on how to publish. This second edition is updated to account for changes in the publishing industry and provides hundreds of new craft models to inspire, guide, and develop every writer’s work.

The Writer's Guide to Wattpad

The Comprehensive Guide to Building and Sustaining a Successful Career
Author: Benjamin Sobieck
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440352935
Page: 256
View: 1984
Engage with the Next Generation of Writers! Wattpad is an online storytelling community where users can post their writing, such as articles, stories, novels, fan fiction, and poems. This platform offers writers the chance to connect directly with readers, fans, and story enthusiasts. With the ability to release stories and chapters one at a time, authors can receive continual encouragement and real-time feedback on their work. The Wattpad staff supports successful writers through their Stars program, which provides them opportunities to work with successful brands, publish to print, connect to film and television industries, and more. The potential of Wattpad for writers is limitless, and, for the first-time ever, the staff, writers, and stars of Wattpad have created the guide to help you launch and sustain a successful writing career through this platform. In The Writer's Guide to Wattpad, you'll learn how to: Get started using Wattpad, prepare your writing to be published, and develop a unique cover design. Interact with readers, use multimedia to enhance and tell stories, and leverage social media to create a stronger platform. Attract the attention of an agent or publisher and sell copies of your work elsewhere. Tap into the brand of Wattpad to understand their Stars Program, brand campaigns, and what success looks like. Written to be accessible to beginners and veterans alike, The Writer's Guide to Wattpad is your essential companion to navigating the Wattpad platform and brand, and leveraging your writing to millions of users worldwide.

Snapshots of Great Leadership

Author: Jon P. Howell,Isaac Wanasika
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351614959
Category: Psychology
Page: 300
View: 1971
Snapshots of Great Leadership describes leaders who have either accomplished amazing feats or brought destruction. Although the goals of these individuals were often quite different, the leadership processes they used were frequently similar. The opening chapter explains the latest theories of leadership. Each leader snapshot adds an important "reality check" to the theories and models described in most introductory leadership textbooks, making this a key text for students taking leadership courses. This new edition features additional women and international leaders, a new "You Decide" section, and a Conclusion that clarifies the differences between good and bad leaders.

The Elements of Academic Style

Writing for the Humanities
Author: Eric Hayot
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231537417
Category: Reference
Page: 240
View: 4490
Eric Hayot teaches graduate students and faculty in literary and cultural studies how to think and write like a professional scholar. From granular concerns, such as sentence structure and grammar, to big-picture issues, such as adhering to genre patterns for successful research and publishing and developing productive and rewarding writing habits, Hayot helps ambitious students, newly minted Ph.D.'s, and established professors shape their work and develop their voices. Hayot does more than explain the techniques of academic writing. He aims to adjust the writer's perspective, encouraging scholars to think of themselves as makers and doers of important work. Scholarly writing can be frustrating and exhausting, yet also satisfying and crucial, and Hayot weaves these experiences, including his own trials and tribulations, into an ethos for scholars to draw on as they write. Combining psychological support with practical suggestions for composing introductions and conclusions, developing a schedule for writing, using notes and citations, and structuring paragraphs and essays, this guide to the elements of academic style does its part to rejuvenate scholarship and writing in the humanities.

A Writer's Reference with Exercises

Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers
Publisher: Bedford
ISBN: 9781319106966
Category: Education
Page: 608
View: 6256
For more than 25 years, this bestselling handbook has allowed students to build confidence and take ownership of their college writing experience. Emphasizing critical reading and writing, this how-to manual provides quick-access to the key answers, which helps students target their needs and see their successes. This is an ideal text for English Composition courses, foundation year modules, or English degree programmes. A Writer’s Reference is available with LaunchPad. LaunchPad combines an interactive ebook with high-quality multimedia content and ready-made assessment options, including LearningCurve adaptive quizzing. See ‘Instructor Resources’ and ‘Student Resources’ for further information.

Feedback That Moves Writers Forward

How to Escape Correcting Mode to Transform Student Writing
Author: Patty McGee
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506387136
Category: Education
Page: 280
View: 5040
Student writing is only as good as the feedback we give In this remarkable book, Patty McGee shares research-based how-to’s for responding to writers that you can use immediately whether you use a writing program or a workshop model. Put down the red-pen, fix-it mindset and help your writers take risks, use grammar as an element of craft, discover their writing identities, elaborate in any genre, and more. Includes lots of helpful conference language that develops tone and trust and forms for reflecting on writing.