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URL :  Writing in College: From Competence to Excellence
Author : Amy Guptill
Detail : 2016 | PDF | 1.0 Mb | 91 pages

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eBook License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA

Writing in College is designed for students who have largely mastered high-school level conventions of formal academic writing and are now moving beyond the five-paragraph essay to more advanced engagement with text. It is well suited to composition courses or first-year seminars and valuable as a supplemental or recommended text in other writing-intensive classes.

It provides a friendly, down-to-earth introduction to professors' goals and expectations, demystifying the norms of the academy and how they shape college writing assignments. Each of the nine chapters can be read separately, and each includes suggested exercises to bring the main messages to life.

Students will find in Writing in College a warm invitation to join the academic community as novice scholars and to approach writing as a meaningful medium of thought and communication. With concise discussions, clear multidisciplinary examples, and empathy for the challenges of student life, Guptill conveys a welcoming tone. (From Author)

eBook Contents

Really? Writing? Again? - What Does the Professor Want? Understanding the Assignment - Constructing the Thesis and Argument—From the Ground Up - Secondary Sources in Their Natural Habitats - Listening to Sources, Talking to Sources - Back to Basics: The Perfect Paragraph - Intros and Outros - Clarity and Concision - Getting the Mechanics Right
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