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The Canadian Writer's Workplace, 9th Edition

  • Gary Lipschutz
  • Sandra Scarry
  • John Scarry
  • ISBN-10: 0176831002
  • ISBN-13: 9780176831004
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2017, 2017, 2013
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The Canadian Writer’s Workplace, Ninth Canadian Edition, is an easy-to-use solution that aims to inspire and guide students on the road to achieving clarity in their writing. With this product, students develop paragraph- and essay-writing skills that are crucial for success in their post-secondary career and beyond. This is a three-in-one solution that includes a review of basic grammar and sentence skills, covers writing steps and strategies, and ends with a selection of readings. Available in a printed text format and as an ebook within MindTap, our online learning platform, everything your students need to build confidence in their written communication skills is between two covers!

Features

  • The format allows for flexibility that enables both instructors and students to work through the areas they need to focus on.

  • Practice exercises have the answers in the back of the text, so students can continue to work through independently.

  • Additional exercises are found throughout the text, but answers are not provided within the text—only within the Instructors’ Manual. This allows instructors to have even more opportunities for their students to practice.

  • Working Together are group work activities found at the end of every chapter in the text.

  • Questions for Analysis follow each model essay in the Writing Strategies unit. This provides students with the opportunities to further reflect and digest what they have previously learned.

  • For each of the rhetorical modes or writing strategies, there are assignments provided. Listed are several topics related to the chapter and encourage the student to practice their writing skills.

  • Quick Quiz is found in each chapter in Unit 1 and assesses students’ skills in the material of that chapter. Based on their results, more review and practice may be needed, allowing students to focus their efforts.

  • All the readings in Unit 5 are by Canadian authors and were selected to inspire and motive students to be better writers. Four questions follow each of the readings, designed to foster further understanding and appreciation for each of the readings.

About the Author

Gary Lipschutz

Born in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, to European immigrants, Gary Lipschutz currently teaches mythology and English at Toronto's Centennial College. Trained as a journalist at Carleton University in Ottawa, he went on to become an editor of a national Southam magazine. Since then, he has taught more than 30 different communications courses at various schools in the Toronto area including Ryerson University.

Sandra Scarry

Sandra Scarry is the former Academic Coordinator of the COPE program (College Opportunity to Prepare for Employment) at The City University of New York. She came to that position after many years of classroom teaching in English and ESOL. She has published numerous textbooks in the areas of grammar and writing.

John Scarry

John Scarry holds a Ph.D. from New York University and was the senior professor in the English Department of Hostos Community College, The City University of New York. He has been publishing writing textbooks for thirty-five years and his scholarly articles have appeared in many journals here and abroad.

Table of Contents

Unit I: Sentence Skills
Chapter 1: Parts of Speech: Overview
Chapter 2: Recognizing Subjects and Verbs
Chapter 3: Solving Verb Problems
Chapter 4: Subject-Verb Agreement
Chapter 5: Coordination and Subordination
Chapter 6: Correcting Fragments
Chapter 7: Correcting Run-Ons
Chapter 8: Parallel Structure
Chapter 9: Pronouns
Chapter 10: Modifiers: Misplaced and Dangling
Chapter 11: Punctuation
Chapter 12: Capitalization
Chapter 13: Unit I Review: Using All You Have Learned

Unit II: The Reading-Writing Connection
Chapter 14: Understanding What You Read
Chapter 15: Paraphrasing and Summarizing
Chapter 16: Quoting
Chapter 17: Answering the Question

Unit III: The Writing Process
Chapter 18: The Four Stages of Writing for a Paragraph or an Essay
Chapter 19: The Paragraph
Chapter 20: The Essay
Chapter 21: Style
Chapter 22: Revising and Editing
Chapter 23: The Research Paper
Chapter 24: Documentation

Unit IV: Writing Strategies for the Paragraph and Essay
Chapter 25: Argumentation
Chapter 26: Cause and Effect
Chapter 27: Comparison and/or Contrast
Chapter 28: Process
Chapter 29: Description
Chapter 30: Definition
Chapter 31: Classification
Chapter 32: Narration

Unit V: Major Readings
A Grain of Gold - John Artibello
Banning Junk Food - Leah McLaren
How to Get Happily Married - Julia McKinnell
A Matter of Postal Codes - Ken MacQueen
In the Library - Gary Lipschutz
Excuses, Excuses - Adrian Lee
I Lost My Talk - Rita Joe
A Tough Approach That Might Work - James C. Morton
Grammar and Your Salary - Peter Harris
Beyond Cannabis - Akwasi Owusu-Bempah
The Economic Cost of Depression - Gary Lamphier
The Other Family - Himani Bannerji
Cyber Misogyny - Brett Throop
Not Just Hollywood - Leah McLaren
What’s Missing? - Gary Lipschutz
Face to Face - Brian Bethune
Monster - Chelsea Vowel

Unit VI: Appendices
Appendix A: Distinguishing between Words Often Confused
Appendix B: Answer Key to Practices
Online Appendices

New to this edition

  • Among the five new readings is Leah McLaren’s piece “Not Just Hollywood,” which examines how widespread and ongoing the problem of sexual harassment of women is in the Canadian workplace.
  • Another new reading is by Indigenous writer and educator Chelsea Vowel. In her piece entitled “Monster,” taken from her book Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Issues in Canada, Vowel discusses the issue of residential schools from the perspective of someone who was not a victim yet has been deeply affected
  • Exciting new readings to the ninth edition of the textbook (in addition to those in the Reading Section) include a research paper by Marisa T. Cohen called “Social Media and Relationships: A Few Important Rules,” and an argumentative essay by former Humber College student Stephanie Rosloski, who is currently a story editor for Entertainment One in B.C., entitled “Ophelia’s Terror.”
  • A brand-new feature of The Canadian Writer’s Workplace, and located toward the end of the book, is the Glossary, defining grammatical and rhetorical terms used throughout the textbook.
  • Other chapters that have been enhanced include Chapter 23, “The Research Paper,” which now addresses the term “fake news” and how to identify the problem. The same chapter also looks at a recent example of plagiarism in the workplace that led to dire consequences.
  • Chapter 20, “The Essay,” now includes a sample preliminary essay that is documented in APA format and that includes a three-point thesis statement.
  • The 2019 updates from the American Psychological Association (APA) have been updated and reflected within the text and eBook.
  • We have updated content and exercises to address the use of “they” as a singular, gender-neutral pronoun.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

eBook: The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 017688792X | ISBN-13: 9780176887926)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Lipschutz' The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887873 | ISBN-13: 9780176887872)
MindTap Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Lipschutz' The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887865 | ISBN-13: 9780176887865)
VitalSource eBook: The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887938 | ISBN-13: 9780176887933)
The Canadian Writer's Workplace, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176910425 | ISBN-13: 9780176910426)
Online Only Instructor’s Resources for Lipschutz' The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887911 | ISBN-13: 9780176887919)
Value Pack: Canadian Writer's Workplace, 9th Edition + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176917659 | ISBN-13: 9780176917654)
Value Pack: Canadian Writer's Workplace, 9th Edition, Loose-Leaf Version + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176917667 | ISBN-13: 9780176917661)

Student Supplements

eBook: The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 017688792X | ISBN-13: 9780176887926)
MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term) for Lipschutz' The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887873 | ISBN-13: 9780176887872)
MindTap Instant Access (12 Months/Multi Term) for Lipschutz' The Canadian Writer's Workplace  (ISBN-10: 0176887865 | ISBN-13: 9780176887865)
The Canadian Writer's Workplace, Loose-Leaf Version  (ISBN-10: 0176910425 | ISBN-13: 9780176910426)
Value Pack: Canadian Writer's Workplace, 9th Edition + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176917659 | ISBN-13: 9780176917654)
Value Pack: Canadian Writer's Workplace, 9th Edition, Loose-Leaf Version + MindTap Printed Access Card (12 Months/Multi Term)  (ISBN-10: 0176917667 | ISBN-13: 9780176917661)