Writing in the Works, 2016 MLA Update, 4th Edition
- Susan Blau
- Kathryn Burak
- ISBN-10: 1337281034
- ISBN-13: 9781337281034
- 688 Pages | Paperback
- Previous Editions: 2017, 2013, 2010
- COPYRIGHT: 2017 Published
In this fourth edition of WRITING IN THE WORKS, the authors have maintained their dual focus on writing as both an academic and practical tool. At the same time, they have updated the content and the spirit of the book for the contemporary writing environment. Students learn to write for the digital world—where visual and verbal messages are inseparable—and do so by exploring serious ideas that will engage a real-world audience. Throughout the book, and in three new chapters, the authors emphasize the skills of synthesizing, defining, and evaluating—skills central to the development of good academic writing and good real-world writing. Students are encouraged to take chances, think big thoughts, and practice skills which will prepare them to ride the global communications wave as more confident, capable writers. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.
WRITING IN THE WORKS helps students understand that all writers, whether they are professionals or students, have choices they must make during the writing process in regard to rhetorical situation: genre, purpose, audience, voice, and media and design. The text addresses a variety of different types of writing, many that might interest students, including: writing for social media platforms, writing reviews, and writing for the community. The text also provides students with information on conducting research and a grammar review."
— Melissa Vosen Callens, North Dakota State University
Part I: THE WRITER'S CRAFT.
1. The Rhetorical Situation: Writers’ Choices.
2. The Writer's Process.
3. Collaboration, Peer Review, and Writing as a Public Act.
4. Reading, Thinking, and Writing Critically.
Part II: WRITING TO EXPLORE.
5. Writing a Narrative: Memoirs.
6. Writing about Others: Profiles.
7. Synthesizing Information: The Essay of Ideas.
Part III: WRITING TO INFORM.
8. Writing Short Articles: The Explainer.
9. Writing a Report: News for Print, Web, and Social Media.
Part IV: WRITING TO ANALYZE.
10. Writing an Evaluation: Reviews.
11. Writing a Causal Analysis: Long Researched Articles.
Part V: WRITING TO ARGUE.
12. Writing an Argument: Editorials, Commentaries, and Blogs.
13. Creating a Visual Argument: Public Service Messages.
14. Writing for Your Community: Proposals.
Part VI: RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION.
16. Documentation (MLA and APA Guidelines).
Part VII: GRAMMAR AND STYLE HANDBOOK.
17. Grammar Refresher.
19. Common Errors.
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All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.
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