Great Writing 2 Great Paragraphs

ELEMENTS OF GREAT WRITING Four Features of a Good Paragraph : Review You have learned that : 1. the first line of a ... 5.1 Applying to a College or University Applicants need to know that there is a college for every student .

Author: Keith S. Folse

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357735640

Category: Foreign Language Study

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The new edition of the Great Writing series provides clear explanations, extensive models of academic writing and practice to help learners write great sentences, paragraphs, and essays. With expanded vocabulary instruction, sentence-level practice, and National Geographic content to spark ideas, students have the tools they need to become confident writers. Updated in this Edition: Clearly organized units offer the practice students need to become effective independent writers. Each unit includes: Part 1: Elements of Great Writing teaches the fundamentals of organized writing, accurate grammar, and precise mechanics. Part 2: Building Better Vocabulary provides practice with carefully-selected, level-appropriate academic words. Part 3: Building Better Sentences helps writers develop longer and more complex sentences. Part 4: Writing activities allow students to apply what they have learned by guiding them through writing, editing, and revising. Part 5: New Test Prep section gives a test-taking tip and timed task to prepare for high-stakes standardized tests, including IELTs and TOEFL. The new guided online writing activity takes students through the entire writing process with clear models for reference each step of the way. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Multiliteracies Emerging Media and College Writing Instruction

academic writing 2, 51–52, 66, 108, 126, 141 agile computing 29 Alphabetic and Digital Literacy Narratives assignment 42, 43, 135, 138–139, 147,148 alphabetic literacy 43, 53, 98, 109, 130, 138–139 American universities 3–5, ...

Author: Santosh Khadka

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429536434

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 174

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This book proposes a broad-based multiliteracies theory and praxis for college writing curriculum. Khadka expands on the work of the New London Group’s theory of multiliteracies by integrating work from related disciplinary fields such as media studies, intercultural communication, World Englishes, writing studies, and literacy studies to show how they might be brought together to aid in designing curriculum for teaching multiple literacies, including visual, digital, intercultural, and multimodal, in writing and literacy classes. Building on insights developed from qualitative analysis of data from the author’s own course, the book examines the ways in which diverse groups of students draw on existing literacy practices while also learning to cultivate the multiple literacies, including academic, rhetorical, visual, intercultural, and multimodal, needed in mediating the communication challenges of a globalized world. This approach allows for both an exploration of students’ negotiation of their cultural, linguistic, and modal differences and an examination of teaching practices in these classrooms, collectively demonstrating the challenges and opportunities afforded by a broad-based multiliteracies theory and praxis. This book will be of particular interest to scholars and researchers in writing studies, rhetoric and communication studies, multimodality, media studies, literacy studies, and language education.

Evaluating College Writing Programs

II . 2. The. University. of. California. San. Diego. Study. 3 While the Northern Iowa study sought to determine whether any kind of writing program increases writing ability , most evaluation studies have been primarily concerned with ...

Author: Stephen Paul Witte

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809311240

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

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Noting that present evaluation systems are so limited that they are neither reliable nor valid, this monograph critically reviews studies designed to evaluate composition programs at four major universities. The book offers theoretical and practical guidance through discussion of generalities from the four studies and pertinent questions and guidance to evaluators of composition programs. The first chapter looks at the state of the art of evaluating writing programs, discussing the need for such evaluation, and at two dominant approaches to writing program evaluation. The second chapter discusses a quantitative model of writing program evaluation in terms of four university studies, giving an overview of the dominant quantitative approach. Chapter 3 discusses a framework for evaluating college writing programs, including five components of writing program evaluation, and the final chapter discusses accommodating context and change in writing program evaluation. (HTH)

College Writing and Beyond

A New Framework for University Writing Instruction Anne Beaufort ... Writing Process Knowledge and Practices in Freshman Writing Carla's syllabus stated: Everyone is expected to revise Writing 2, ...

Author: Anne Beaufort

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781457174865

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Composition research consistently demonstrates that the social context of writing determines the majority of conventions any writer must observe. Still, most universities organize the required first-year composition course as if there were an intuitive set of general writing "skills" usable across academic and work-world settings. In College Writing and Beyond: A New Framework for University Writing Instruction, Anne Beaufort reports on a longitudinal study comparing one student’s experience in FYC, in history, in engineering, and in his post-college writing. Her data illuminate the struggle of college students to transfer what they learn about "general writing" from one context to another. Her findings suggest ultimately not that we must abolish FYC, but that we must go beyond even genre theory in reconceiving it. Accordingly, Beaufort would argue that the FYC course should abandon its hope to teach a sort of general academic discourse, and instead should systematically teach strategies of responding to contextual elements that impinge on the writing situation. Her data urge attention to issues of learning transfer, and to developmentally sound linkages in writing instruction within and across disciplines. Beaufort advocates special attention to discourse community theory, for its power to help students perceive and understand the context of writing.

Guide to College Writing Assessment

writing program also considered the ACT verbal and teacher examination of a single or portfolio sample of their writing.2 The COMPASS placed over 400 more students in basic writing than the other methods. Around 2503 of these students ...

Author: Peggy O'Neill

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874217339

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 218

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While most English professionals feel comfortable with language and literacy theories, assessment theories seem more alien. English professionals often don’t have a clear understanding of the key concepts in educational measurement, such as validity and reliability, nor do they understand the statistical formulas associated with psychometrics. But understanding assessment theory—and applying it—by those who are not psychometricians is critical in developing useful, ethical assessments in college writing programs, and in interpreting and using assessment results. A Guide to College Writing Assessment is designed as an introduction and source book for WPAs, department chairs, teachers, and administrators. Always cognizant of the critical components of particular teaching contexts, O’Neill, Moore, and Huot have written sophisticated but accessible chapters on the history, theory, application and background of writing assessment, and they offer a dozen appendices of practical samples and models for a range of common assessment needs. Because there are numerous resources available to assist faculty in assessing the writing of individual students in particular classrooms, A Guide to College Writing Assessment focuses on approaches to the kinds of assessment that typically happen outside of individual classrooms: placement evaluation, exit examination, programmatic assessment, and faculty evaluation. Most of all, the argument of this book is that creating the conditions for meaningful college writing assessment hinges not only on understanding the history and theories informing assessment practice, but also on composition programs availing themselves of the full range of available assessment practices.

Negotiating the Personal in Creative Writing

Hunley, T.C. (2007) Teaching Poetry Writing: A Five-Canon Approach. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters. Huot, B. (2002) Toward a new discourse of assessment for the college writing classroom. College English 65 (2), 163–180.

Author: Carl Vandermeulen

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847694379

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 229

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Using the author?s own experiences in addition to a survey of 150 creative writing teachers, this book critiques the creative writing workshop and suggests a possible replacement that ?unsilences? the writer and recognises the complexities of the student?teacher relationship by focussing on dialogue rather than criticism.

Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs

Electronic portfolios to support the growth of digital identity in the school library. School Libraries Worldwide, 20(2), 1–13. Coursera. (2015a). Mt. San Jacinto College crafting an effective writing: Tools of the trade.

Author: Monske, Elizabeth A.

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522517191

Category: Education

Page: 457

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The development of online learning environments has enhanced the availability of educational opportunities for students. By implementing effective curriculum strategies, this ensures proper quality and instruction in online settings. The Handbook of Research on Writing and Composing in the Age of MOOCs is a critical reference source that overviews the current state of larger scale online courses and the latest competencies for teaching writing online. Featuring comprehensive coverage across a range of perspectives on teaching in virtual classrooms, such as MOOC delivery models, digital participation, and user-centered instructional design, this book is ideal for educators, professionals, practitioners, academics, and researchers interested in the latest material on writing and composition strategies for online classrooms.

American Book Publishing Record

2. Report writing — Study and teaching (Higher) 3. Grading and marking (Students) 4. Report writing — Evaluation. 5. College prose — Evaluation. I. Title. II. Series. BLASINGAME, Jim. 808\042'0712 Teaching writing in middle and ...



ISBN: UOM:39015066043194

Category: American literature


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The Writing Path 2

Philip Levine & Charles H. Webb Santa Monica College Writers ' Conference .A . seldom gets the credit it deserves for anything , but in fact it's the home of a rich , varied , wonderfully energetic group of poets , and I had the good ...

Author: Michael Pettit

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877455481

Category: Poetry

Page: 299

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Some senior writers were themselves discovered at writers' conferences, festivals, and workshops - Rick Bass, Pam Houston, Lisa Shea, Amy Tan, and other now-familiar writers. Some of the new voices in this anthology have been widely published in such prestigious magazines as the New Yorker, Poetry, Paris Review, Southern Review, and Story. With selections from both teachers and students, The Writing Path 2 brings together another group of seasoned and fresh writers for readers to savor.

Techniques for College Writing The Thesis Statement and Beyond

2. Hollywood has convincingly argued that the Internet poses the greatest threat to the music and movie industries because of rampant and illegal file sharing. Industry of- ficials have regularly said “all college students who copy ...

Author: Kathleen Moore

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781111780739

Category: Education

Page: 352

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TECHNIQUES FOR COLLEGE WRITING: THE THESIS STATEMENT AND BEYOND is a brief rhetoric that empowers students as writers by giving them the tools they need to create a precise and well-focused thesis. Using the thesis statement as the lens through which students can approach the entire thinking and writing process, TECHNIQUES is divided into three parts that build upon one another: Part I--Thinking Through the Thesis Statement, Part II--Thinking Through Your Writing Assignment, and Part III--Writing Beyond the Composition Classroom. A wide range of journal articles, book excerpts, student essays, paintings, magazine ads, poetry, and short stories make the text accessible to students, and Thinking Through a Reading questions promote active reading and in-class discussion. In-chapter practice exercises, writing applications, revision tools, and writing assignments help students gain confidence so that they can begin to incorporate the techniques they've learned in the book into their own personal writing styles Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing

Exception: if the publisher is a university whose name includes the state, do not repeat it in publisher location. ... 2. An article in a scholarly journal CMS CITATION/NOTE: If the citation is to the whole article: 1.

Author: Michael Harvey

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603849845

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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This "worthy successor to Strunk and White" now features an expanded style guide covering a wider range of citation cases, complete with up-to-date formats for Chicago, MLA, and APA styles.

Transnational Writing Program Administration

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ... The Way Literacy Lives: Rhetorical Dexterity and Basic Writing Instruction. ... “Mapping the Terrain: The Two-Year College Writing Program.

Author: David S. Martins

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9780874219623

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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While local conditions remain at the forefront of writing program administration, transnational activities are slowly and thoroughly shifting the questions we ask about writing curricula, the space and place in which writing happens, and the cultural and linguistic issues at the heart of the relationships forged in literacy work. Transnational Writing Program Administration challenges taken-for-granted assumptions regarding program identity, curriculum and pedagogical effectiveness, logistics and quality assurance, faculty and student demographics, innovative partnerships and research, and the infrastructure needed to support writing instruction in higher education. Well-known scholars and new voices in the field extend the theoretical underpinnings of writing program administration to consider programs, activities, and institutions involving students and faculty from two or more countries working together and highlight the situated practices of such efforts. The collection brings translingual graduate students at the forefront of writing studies together with established administrators, teachers, and researchers and intends to enrich the efforts of WPAs by examining the practices and theories that impact our ability to conceive of writing program administration as transnational. This collection will enable writing program administrators to take the emerging locations of writing instruction seriously, to address the role of language difference in writing, and to engage critically with the key notions and approaches to writing program administration that reveal its transnationality.

Becoming a Writing Researcher

(Remember Keon Pettiway's visual representations that we shared in Chapter 2.) ... What were student self-efficacy beliefs (about college writing)? Apprehension—7 Explicit doubt—6 Fear—5 College writing will be hard—3 Disliked writing2 ...

Author: Ann Blakeslee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351121200

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 242

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Becoming a Writing Researcher effectively guides students through the stages of conducting qualitative writing research, from the initial step of seeing themselves as researchers, to identifying research questions, selecting appropriate methodological tools, conducting the research, and interpreting and reporting findings. Exercises and activities, as well as anecdotes and examples from both novice and seasoned researchers, serve to acquaint readers thoroughly with the practice of carrying out research for scholarly or professional purposes. This second edition introduces students to research methods in a gradual and contextualized manner. Each chapter offers a discussion of a particular portion of the research process, followed by consideration of physical, conceptual, and strategic tools that allow a master’s level researcher to conduct that part of the research. Sections within each chapter also cover issues of stance and positionality that impact the researcher and the resulting research. Becoming a Writing Researcher, second edition, is an essential text for all novice researchers and is particularly well suited for use in graduate-level research methods courses in writing studies and technical communications. It is also ideal for use in other disciplines with strong qualitative methodology research programs, including education.

What is Good Academic Writing

Insights into Discipline-Specific Student Writing Melinda Whong, Jeanne Godfrey ... 'Writing Assignments across the Curriculum: A National Study of College Writing'. College Composition and Communication 61 (2): 240–61.

Author: Melinda Whong

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350110397

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 208

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The field of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) developed to address the needs of students whose mother tongue is not English. However, the linguistic competence required to achieve academic success at any university where English is the medium of instruction is a challenge for all students. While there are linguistic features common to academic literacy as a general genre, closer investigation reveals significant differences from one academic field to another. This volume asks what good writing is within specific disciplines, focussing on student work. Each chapter provides key insights by EAP professionals, based on their research in which they bring together analysis of student writing and interviews with subject specialists and markers who determine what 'good writing' is in their discipline. The volume includes chapters on established disciplines which have had less attention in the EAP and academic writing literature to date, including music, formal linguistics, and dentistry, as well as new and growing fields of study such as new media.

Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing

College Composition and Communication 35.449−452. Horowitz, Daniel. 1986a. ... Journal of Second Language Writing 2(3). 181−201. Silva, Tony. ... Linguistically diverse students and college writing: What is equitable and appropriate?

Author: Rosa M. Manchón

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9781501500282

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 669

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The Handbook of Second and Foreign Language Writing is an authoritative reference compendium of the theory and research on second and foreign language writing that can be of value to researchers, professionals, and graduate students. It is intended both as a retrospective critical reflection that can situate research on L2 writing in its historical context and provide a state of the art view of past achievements, and as a prospective critical analysis of what lies ahead in terms of theory, research, and applications. Accordingly, the Handbook aims to provide (i) foundational information on the emergence and subsequent evolution of the field, (ii) state-of-the-art surveys of available theoretical and research (basic and applied) insights, (iii) overviews of research methods in L2 writing research, (iv) critical reflections on future developments, and (iv) explorations of existing and emerging disciplinary interfaces with other fields of inquiry.

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education

A challenge to 2 writing professionals: Is writing overrated? In B. Kroll (Ed.), Exploring dynamics of L2 writing (pp. 315–331). New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. eki, I. (2007). Undergraduates in a second language: Challenges ...

Author: Norman W. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317648949

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 244

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ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges ESL students in U.S. postsecondary institutions face when studying in a second language, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing needs of this very important student population. Because the ESL profession as a whole, including what professionals are doing in the classroom, sits under the umbrella of an institutional response to a language-related challenge, some solutions aimed at helping students achieve optimal proficiency lie outside of the classroom. As such, this book is based on the assertion that language development support is not the sole responsibility of language teachers. Everyone on campuses that hosts ESL students bears some responsibility for these students' language development. Chapters are therefore, intentionally adapted to appeal to a wide variety of readers from classroom teachers, and teachers in training, to admissions officers, academic advisors, and international student advisors.

Placing the History of College Writing

Based on the historical analyses detailed in Chapters Two through Five, I argue that situating and resituating college student writing in relation to place (i.e., version of place claried by sophistic ideas) generates useable new ...

Author: Nathan Shepley

Publisher: Parlor Press LLC

ISBN: 9781602358041

Category: Education

Page: 162

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Pre-1950s composition history, if analyzed with the right conceptual tools, can pluralize and clarify our understanding of the relationship between the writing of college students and the writing’s physical, social, and discursive surroundings.

Teaching Creative Writing to Second Language Learners

The Journal of Literature in Language Teaching, 2(1), 5–11. Kealey, T. (2005). The creative writing MFA handbook: A guide for prospective graduate students. ... The place of creative writing in an EFL university curriculum.

Author: Ryan Thorpe

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000467406

Category: Education

Page: 294

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This timely and accessible book offers engaging guidance to teachers of second language students on teaching creative writing in their classrooms. Creative writing is a tool that can inspire second language learners to write more, play with language, and enjoy and improve not only their writing, but also their speaking, listening, and reading skills. Addressing the expectations and perceptions of writing in another language, Thorpe demonstrates how to foster successful creative writing environments and teach and assess creative writing in a way that is tailored to the distinct needs of non-native speakers. Covering key topics such as cultural storytelling, voice, genre, and digital composition, assessment, and more, Thorpe shares successful creative writing instructional practices informed by current research in creative writing and second language education. Each chapter includes insights, advice, and student examples that can help new teachers take their first steps in more reflective second language creative writing classroom. An invaluable resource for instructors of non-native students and an ideal text for pre-service teachers in courses in TESOL, writing instruction, and applied linguistics, this book invites you to use creative writing not only as a successful method for teaching L2 writing, but also as a way to improve student motivation and output, for more effective language learning.

The College Writer A Guide to Thinking Writing and Researching

Some writers do extensive prewriting before drafting, while others do not. You might develop a detailed outline, whereas someone else might draft a brieflist of topics. Experiment with the strategies introduced in chapters 2–7, ...

Author: Randall VanderMey

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781285974439

Category: Education

Page: 752

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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users' own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.