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Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, Spiral bound Version, 7th Edition

  • Ann Raimes
  • Susan K. Miller-Cochran
  • ISBN-10: 1285769600
  • ISBN-13: 9781285769608
  • 736 Pages | Spiralbound
  • COPYRIGHT: 2016 Published
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Overview

About the Product

KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS, Seventh Edition, includes all of the content in KEYS FOR WRITERS, Seventh Edition, plus guidance for completing assignments in 15 common academic genres. This new version of Raimes' long renowned text features the same strong ESL coverage, concise but complete explanations, ease of use, and outstanding student writing samples. It also delivers the Seventh Edition's new framework for critical thinking, which offers students a method for understanding and approaching rhetorical situations, developed by co-author Susan Miller-Cochran. End-of-part exercises let students check their understanding, “Source Shots” in the documentation sections provide visual examples of how to document sources ranging from print to Internet to MP3 selections, and a focus on writing in the disciplines helps students carry the framework for critical thinking into a variety of academic contexts. Concurrently, guidelines for thinking critically about sources help students apply the framework to source evaluation. A colorful design provides strong visual presentation of concepts to help students learn to think critically about their writing and use of sources.

Features

  • “KEY POINTS” BOXES offer quick-reference summaries of essential information that students can use in reviewing and studying important concepts.

  • “TECH NOTES” provide specific guidance for integrating technology into writing and research; for example, in Chapter 1, a “Tech Notes” box explains how to use social bookmarking to annotate texts online.

  • “SOURCE SHOTS” show students, in a graphic form, how to find citation information on book or periodical title pages, websites, and more.

  • STUDENT WRITING SAMPLES illustrate developing a thesis; free-writing; brainstorming; writing and researching in the humanities, arts, and natural sciences; creating a bibliography; argument; and how a subject can be adapted to the demands of different disciplines (in Chapter 5, “Writing in Academic Disciplines”). There are also samples of research papers in MLA and APA style; excerpts from student research papers in CSE style and Chicago style; and new examples of an e-portfolio, résumé, and cover letter. All sample student research papers and excerpts include visuals.

  • A UNIQUE PART VI, “Style: The Five C's,” gives students guidance for reviewing and revising their work, in what one reviewer called “a no-nonsense, easy-to-understand” way.

Reviews

"I love the 'seven sins' approach to plagiarism. It goes far beyond what most textbooks include. There is also the section on cultural differences, something that we've had to deal with more as our international student population has grown. Kudos to the writers of this section. I've never seen such a well-conceived and executed plan in other writing textbooks. The bulleted guidelines present the exact information that I like to share with students."
— Gayle Fornataro, Los Angeles Valley College

About the Author

Ann Raimes

Ann Raimes, a respected authority on writing, research, grammar, and ESL, created the KEYS FOR WRITERS family of handbooks (Cengage Learning) to be the most accessible, user-friendly handbooks available.

Susan K. Miller-Cochran

Susan K. Miller-Cochran, now director of the Writing Program at The University of Arizona, helped shape the First-Year Writing Program at North Carolina State University while serving as director from 2007-2015. Prior to that, she was a faculty member at Mesa Community College in Arizona. Dr. Miller-Cochran serves as president of the Council of Writing Program Administrators (2015-2017). Her work focuses on the intersections of technology, second-language writing, and writing program administration. Widely published and a popular presenter, Dr. Miller-Cochran is also a co-author with Rochelle L. Rodrigo on the CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH (Cengage Learning). She received both her Master of Teaching English as a Second Language (MTESL) and her Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Rhetoric/Composition and Linguistics, from Arizona State University.

Table of Contents

Keys to Common Writing Genres.
Part I: THE WRITING PROCESS.
1. Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing.
2. Drafting in Stages.
3. Revising, Editing, and Proofreading.
4. Writing and Analyzing Arguments.
5. Writing in Academic Disciplines.
Part II: RESEARCH/SOURCES/DOCUMENTATION.
6. The Research Process: A Conversation with Sources.
7. Searching for Sources.
8. How to Evaluate Sources.
9. How to Avoid Plagiarizing.
10. How to Use, Integrate, and Document Sources.
Part III: MLA DOCUMENTATION.
11. Citing Sources in Your Paper, MLA Style.
12. MLA List of Works Cited.
13. A Student's Research Paper, MLA Style.
Part IV: APA, CSE, AND CHICAGO DOCUMENTATION.
14. Citing Sources in Your Paper, APA Style.
15. APA List of References.
16. A Student's Research Paper, APA Style.
17. CSE Style of Documentation.
18. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, CSE Style.
19. Chicago Manual of Style: Endnotes, Footnotes, and Bibliography.
20. Excerpt from a Student's Research Paper, Chicago Style.
Part V: DESIGN, MEDIA, AND PRESENTATION.
21. Document Design.
22. Visuals.
23. Online Communication Forums.
24. Oral and Multimedia Presentations.
25. Portfolios.
26. Resumes and Letters of Application.
27. Business Letters and Memos.
Part VI: STYLE: THE FIVE C'S.
28. First C: Cut.
29. Second C: Check for Action.
30. Third C: Connect.
31. Fourth C: Commit.
32. Fifth C: Choose the Best Words.
33. Revising for Style: A Student's Drafts.
34. Style Tips.
Part VII: COMMON SENTENCE PROBLEMS.
35. Trouble Spots and Terms.
36. Fixing a Sentence Fragment.
37. Run-ons and Comma Splices.
38. Sentence Snarls.
39. Verbs.
40. Passive Voice.
41. Subject-Verb Agreement.
42. Pronouns.
43. Adjectives and Adverbs.
44. Relative Clauses and Relative Pronouns.
Part VIII: PUNCTUATION, MECHANICS, AND SPELLING.
45. Commas.
46. Apostrophes.
47. Quotation Marks.
48. Semicolons and Colons.
49. Other Punctuation Marks.
50. Italics/Underlining.
51. Capitalization.
52. Abbreviations.
53. Numbers.
54. Hyphens.
55. Online Guidelines.
56. Spelling.
Part IX: WRITING ACROSS LANGUAGES AND CULTURES.
57. Language Diversity and Edited American English: Challenges for Multilingual Writers.
58. Nouns and Articles.
59. Verbs and Verb Forms.
60. Sentence Structure and Word Order.
61. Prepositions and Idioms.
62. Language Learners' FAQs.
Part X: GLOSSARIES.
63. Words to Watch For: Glossary of Usage.
64. Glossary of Grammatical Terms.
Index.

New to this edition

  • This version of Raimes and Cochran Miller's KEYS FOR WRITERS, Seventh Edition, includes a “Keys to Common Writing Genres” section that guides students in completing assignments in 15 common academic genres, such as literacy narratives, proposals, and rhetorical analyses. This section, which appears at the front of the book, provides heuristics to help students apply the Critical Thinking Framework introduced in Chapter 1 to genres common in different disciplines and discusses conventional features of the genre as well as organizational strategies.
  • Expanded coverage of critical thinking, beginning in Chapter 1 with “A Framework for Critical Thinking,” includes consideration of purpose, audience, voice, and medium, presented in a visual format that recurs throughout the text to remind students of these vital considerations in their written work.
  • Part 1, “The Writing Process,” has been revised to reflect new technologies and their effect on student writing, as well as how critical thinking should be applied to every format, from evaluating visuals to assessing written work.
  • Part 2, “Research/Sources/Documentation,” has been updated to stress the importance of evaluating and integrating sources, particularly sources found online. One reviewer called this revision “the most useful presentation of source integration and citation that I have encountered.” At the same time, students are offered new tips from the perspective of an often untapped resource-their reference librarian.
  • Part 5, “Design, Media, and Presentation,” has been completely revised to reflect new social media, formats for document design, presentation formats, and workplace formats such as emails and electronic resumes.

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

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1285770285 | ISBN-13: 9781285770284)

The online Instructor's Resource Manual provides an overview of the handbook and ideas on how to use it, a section on teaching composition to multilingual students, advice on using the Internet both within the composition classroom and throughout the course, diagnostic test handouts on five main areas of grammar, and answers to numbered items in the Exercise Booklet. It can be located on the faculty companion website, under a password protected link.

MindTap English, 1 term (6 months) Instant Access for Raimes' Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides  (ISBN-10: 1305403630 | ISBN-13: 9781305403635)

MindTap English for Raimes' Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, 7E is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking and writing, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease. Easily integrate your own content into the learning path and eBook and select readings to include from a vast database, providing a single place for students to access all their course materials. Encourage students to get individualized feedback on their writing from a professional tutor, manage electronic paper submission, grading and peer review, and assign multimodal activities that help students apply writing skills to real life. Analytics and reports provide a snapshot of individual student and class progress, time in course, engagement and completion rates. MindTap for Composition helps you teach your course, your way.

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MindTap English for Raimes' Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, 7E is a personalized teaching experience with relevant assignments that guide students to analyze, apply, and improve thinking, allowing you to measure skills and outcomes with ease.

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Student Supplements

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This access code will provide you with seamless access to your MindTap English resources from within your campus Learning Management System. You will be prompted to enter this access code the first time that you click on a link in your course that includes Cengage content.

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Questia, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285079205 | ISBN-13: 9781285079202)

Write better papers faster with QUESTIA, your go-to digital tool for all your research and paper writing needs. Enjoy…

  • Credibility. Access to complete versions of 86K+ copyrighted books and over 10 million academic journal and other periodical articles — all selected by professional librarians — for quoting and citing peer-reviewed sources without worrying about their credibility.
  • No Search Engine Clutter. QUESTIA’s powerful search function enables you to quickly find the most relevant sources for your research without painstakingly sifting through page after page of irrelevant information.
  • Better Organization. Take notes, highlight text and create bookmarks on any digital source and then store them in your QUESTIA project folders. Having all your research easily accessible in one spot will save you a ton of time.
  • Even More Writing Help. With the new writing center, take advantage of a topic finding tool, outline generator, thesis statement creator and plenty of smart tips for writing that professor-pleasing research paper.
  • Availability anytime, anywhere. No book or article is ever checked out. QUESTIA is always open—24 hours a day, 7 days a week—via the web or on your mobile device, for when and where you want to work.