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MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, 12th Edition

  • Jean Wyrick
  • ISBN-10: 1285605497
  • ISBN-13: 9781285605494
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

"MindTap English for Wyrick's Steps to Writing Well, 12th Edition is the digital learning solution that helps instructors engage and transform today's students into critical thinkers. Through paths of dynamic assignments and applications that you can personalize, real-time course analytics, and an accessible reader, MindTap helps you turn cookie cutter into cutting edge, apathy into engagement, and memorizers into higher-level thinkers. MindTap English is the premier composition workflow solution that helps students become better writers and gets you papers you want to read. All in one easy-to-use place, MindTap improves student skills in research, grammar, citation, and above all, writing, by combining necessary resources -- like writing assignments, peer review, remediation, tutorials, and a gradebook -- into a singular and fully customizable learning environment. Access to this product is valid for 6 months of usage. "

Features

  • Seamlessly delivery appropriate content and technology assets from a number of providers to students, as they need them.

  • Break course content down into movable objects to promote personalization, encourage interactivity and ensure student engagement.

  • Customize the course – from tools to text – and make adjustments ‘on the fly,’ making it possible to intertwine breaking news into their lessons and incorporate today’s teachable moments.

  • Bring interactivity into learning through the integration of multimedia assets (apps from Cengage Learning and other providers), numerous in-context exercises and supplements, student engagement will increase leading to better student outcomes.

  • Track students’ use, activities and comprehension in real-time, which provides opportunities for early intervention to influence progress and outcomes. Grades are visible and archived so students and instructors always have access to current standings in the class.

  • Assess knowledge throughout each section: after readings, in activities, homework, and quizzes.

  • Automatically grade of all homework and quizzes.

Reviews

"MindTap is an innovative tool that makes the teaching of composition by the instructor and the learning of composition by the students much more easy to achieve."
— Lawrence Sledge, Jackson State University

About the Author

Jean Wyrick

Jean Wyrick is Professor Emerita of English at Colorado State University, where she was director of composition for 11 years. She has more than 25 years of experience teaching writing, training writing teachers, and designing writing/writing-across-the-curriculum programs. Her other textbooks include THE RINEHART READER and DISCOVERING IDEAS. She has presented over 100 workshops and papers on the teaching of writing, American literature, American studies, and women's studies.

Table of Contents

Part I: INTRODUCTION.
1. Prewriting.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2.
Assignment. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
2. The Thesis Statement.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Assignment – 2. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
3. The Body Paragraphs.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing what You've Learned - 1C. Practicing What You've Learned - 1D. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 2A. Practicing What You've Learned - 2B. Assignment – 2. Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Practicing What You've Learned - 4A. Practicing What You've Learned - 4B. Practicing What You've Learned - 4C. Practicing What You've Learned - 4D. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity -Professional Writers on Writing. Compelling Essays. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
4. Beginnings and Endings.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2.
Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Assignment – 2. Collaborative Activity.
Video Activity - Professional Writers on Discovering the Writing Process. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
5. Drafting and Revising: Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing What You've Learned - 1C. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Revision. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
6. Effective Sentences.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 4A. Practicing What You've Learned - 4B. Practicing What You've Learned - 4C. Assignment – 2. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Peer Revision. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
7. Word Logic.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B.
Practicing What You've Learned - 1C. Practicing What You've Learned - 1D. Practicing What You've Learned - 2A. Practicing What You've Learned - 2B. Assignment – 1. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
8. The Reading - Writing Connection.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 2.
Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
Part II: INTRODUCTION.
9. Exposition.
Reading Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Conducting Interviews. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
10. Argumentation.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Argumentation and Persuasion. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
11. Description.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing What You've Learned - 1C. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Analyzing Research. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
12. Narration.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Narration and Storytelling. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
13. Writing Essays Using Multiple Strategies.
Reading Activity. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Using Secondary Sources. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
Part III: INTRODUCTION.
14. Writing a Paper Using Research.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B.
Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Conducting Library Research. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
15. Classroom Writing: Exams, Timed Essays, and Presentations.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Assignment – 2. Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Assignment – 3. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Using Primary Sources. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
16. Writing about Literature.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Formal vs. Informal Writing. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
17. Writing about Visual Arts.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Conducting Web Research. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
18. Writing about Film.
Reading Activity. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Finding Your Voice. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
19. Writing in the World of Work.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Assignment – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 2A. Practicing What You've Learned - 2B. Collaborative Activity. Video Activity - Professional Writers on Building A Convincing Argument. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
Part IV: INTRODUCTION.
20. Major Errors in Grammar.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 2A. Practicing What You've Learned - 2B. Practicing What You've Learned - 3A. Practicing What You've Learned - 3B. Practicing What You've Learned – 4. Practicing What You've Learned – 5. Practicing What You've Learned - 6A. Practicing What You've Learned - 6B. Practicing What You've Learned – 7. Practicing What You've Learned - 8A. Practicing What You've Learned - 8B. Practicing What You've Learned – 9. Practicing What You've Learned – 10. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
21. A Concise Guide to Punctuation.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned – 1. Practicing What You've Learned - 2A. Practicing What You've Learned - 2B. Practicing What You've Learned - 2C. Practicing What You've Learned – 3. Practicing What You've Learned – 4. Practicing What You've Learned - 5A.
Practicing What You've Learned - 5B. Practicing What You've Learned – 6. Practicing What You've Learned – 7. Practicing What You've Learned – 8. Practicing What You've Learned – 9.
Practicing What You've Learned – 10. Collaborative Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
22. A Concise Guide to Mechanics.
Reading Activity. Practicing What You've Learned - 1A. Practicing What You've Learned - 1B. Practicing What You've Learned – 2. Collaborative Activity. Video Title. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
Part V: INTRODUCTION.
23. Exposition: Development by Example.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
24. Exposition: Process Analysis.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
25. Exposition: Comparison/Contrast.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
26. Exposition: Definition.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
27. Exposition: Division/Classification.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
28. Casual Analysis.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
29. Argumentation.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
30. Description.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
31. Narration.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
32. Essays for Further Analysis: Multiple Strategies and Styles.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.
33. Literature.
Reading Activity. Homework Assignment. Writing Assignment.