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MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Printed Access Card, 5th Edition

  • Randall VanderMey
  • Verne Meyer
  • John Van Rys
  • Patrick Sebranek
  • ISBN-10: 1285753410
  • ISBN-13: 9781285753416
  • Mixed Media
  • COPYRIGHT: 2015 Published
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Overview

About the Product

MindTap English for VanderMey/Meyer/Van Rys/Sebranek's The College Writer: A Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching, 5th 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

Randall VanderMey

Randall VanderMey is a professor in the department of English at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He also has taught composition, literature, and technical writing at Iowa State University, Dordt College, and the University of Iowa. Dr. VanderMey earned his M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and Ph.D. from the University of Iowa. He is a contributing editor and creative consultant for Write Source. Dr. VanderMey has received numerous fellowships, grants, and awards for his teaching and poetry. He has published two books of poems, GROWING SOUL: A SONG CYCLE, GOD TALK and CHARM SCHOOL: FIVE WOMEN OF THE ODYSSEY as well as a commissioned biography, MERIZON: THE GREAT JOURNEY.

Verne Meyer

Dr. Verne Meyer is an educator and businessperson. For nine years, he taught English in high schools in Michigan and Wisconsin. In addition, for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theater history, and composition at Dordt University in Iowa. In 1977, partnering with Mr. Sebranek, Dr. Meyer co-founded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. Dr. Meyer earned his B.A. from Calvin College, his M.A. from Marquette University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. In addition to this text, he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. To meet the needs of students in grades 8 through 12, he has co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. Dr. Meyer's publications for businesspeople include WRITE FOR BUSINESS and EFFECTIVE EMAIL MADE EZ. Dr. Meyer is currently a contributing editor for Write Source and UpWrite Press. He is also a featured speaker in the School Improvement Network's instructional videos, Writing Across the Curriculum.

John Van Rys

Dr. John Van Rys has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature to college students for more than 30 years. He began his teaching career at Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa, before moving to Redeemer University in Hamilton, Ontario, in 2005. He earned his M.A. and B.A. from the University of Western Ontario and his Ph.D. from Dalhousie University. Today, Dr. Van Rys pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature, while also writing fiction and poetry. For more than 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing. He has also pursued strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students, from reading and research to visual literacy. Dr. Van Rys has applied his expertise, co-authoring various writing handbooks for students, from middle school to college. He has also co-authored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Patrick Sebranek

Patrick Sebranek (M.A. University of Wisconsin, LaCrosse) taught English, speech, and multimedia classes for 16 years at Union Grove High School in Wisconsin. During that time, he served as the English department chair and worked on several district-wide projects, including a writing-across-the-curriculum program and a K-12 writing sequence. He has studied the works of James Moffett, Ken Macrorie, Linda Reif, Nancie Atwell, and many other contemporary educators dealing with writing and learning. Mr. Sebranek is an author and editorial director for the Write Source Educational Publishing House and works closely with teachers and educators on all new and revised handbooks and sourcebooks.

Table of Contents

Each chapter includes a reading activity, at least two “Practicing What You've Learned” activities, a collaborative activity, a homework activity and a writing assignment, as shown in the example below using Chapter 1. Some chapters include video activities.

Chapter X.
Reading Activity.
Practicing What You've Learned.
Collaborative Activity.
Video Activity.
Homework Assignment.
Writing Assignment.