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COMP, 1st Edition

  • Includes Printed Access Card (12 Months) for CourseMate
  • John Van Rys
  • Randall VanderMey
  • Verne Meyer
  • Patrick Sebranek
  • ISBN-10: 0176661816
  • ISBN-13: 9780176661816
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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Overview

About the Product

The Canadian edition of COMP offers sound, practical writing instruction, while bringing Canadian voices into dialogue about personal, national, and global issues at the heart of twenty-first-century experience. Rooted in a seven-traits framework for writing improvement, this text presents a strong Canadian perspective on the writing process, modes of writing, research strategies, and grammar. In particular, COMP is rich in examples and images from Canadian culture, as well as illustrations and models by Canadian writers, both students and professionals.

Features

  • Offers instruction in rhetorical thinking (situation analysis) and critical thinking (through reading, viewing, and writing).

  • Demystifies writing through a seven-traits framework for writing improvement. Laced throughout the text, instruction in these seven traits creates a shared vocabulary for discussing and strengthening writing: ideas, organization, voice, sentence style, word choice, correctness, and design.

  • Structures instruction around clear, practical learning outcomes. In each chapter, outcomes are identified in the introduction, referenced in headings, and reviewed in an end-of-chapter checklist.

  • Contains a rich array of essays, the majority written by Canadian students and professional writers. These essays do more than provide excellent examples of specific forms of writing, whether personal, analytical, or persuasive: they offer a diversity of Canadian voices, along with a strong global emphasis.

  • Explores current research issues: working in the digital library, using online databases, evaluating digital resources, and understanding the strengths and weaknesses of free Web research (including search engines and Wikipedia).

  • Presents research writing from a Canadian perspective in terms of topic brainstorming, strategies, resources, illustrations, and models.

  • Presents MLA and APA styles side by side to accentuate similarities and differences.

  • Provides accurate, accessible, well-illustrated instruction in grammar, punctuation, mechanics, spelling, and usage, including instruction for writers whose first language is not English. The handbook chapters are attuned to Canadian practices and contain Canadian illustrations and cultural references.

  • Includes an online chapter on writing for the Web that provides guidelines for writing in an online environment.

  • Every new copy of this text includes access to CourseMate site that contains ebook, quizzes, Writer Interview videos, podcasts, tutorials, flashcards, and glossary.

  • CourseReader is an easy-to-use and affordable option to create your own online collection of readings for your course. Simply go online to search or browse Cengage Learning’s collection of thousands of text documents and media clips. In just a matter of minutes you can preview, select, and create your customized collection from across many disciplines. Learn more and view a demo of CourseReader at www.cengage.com/coursereader. Ask your Nelson Education Sales and Editorial Representative how to bundle CourseReader with your text!

  • Easily create, assign, and grade writing assignments with Enhanced InSite for Canadian Composition. From a single site you can manage the flow of papers electronically, check for originality, allow students to submit papers and conduct peer review, and more—all in an easy-to-use interface. Your students will have access to private tutoring resources, Turnitin® originality checker, and various activities, including anti-plagiarism tutorials and downloadable grammar podcasts. Ask your Nelson Education Sales and Editoral Representative how to bundle Enhanced InSite with your text!

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About the Author

John Van Rys

Dr. John Van Rys (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature courses to college students for more than 25 years at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. He has been teaching as a full professor in the English Department at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario, since 2005, where he also pursues scholarly work in Canadian literature. For over 20 years, he has worked on writing-across-the-curriculum theory and practice, on connections between workplace and academic writing, and on strategies for strengthening varied literacies in students (from reading to research to visual literacy). With Write Source Educational Publishing and Cengage Learning, he has co-authored writing handbooks for students from middle school to college. Dr. Van Rys also has co-authored an award-winning business-writing handbook for workplace professionals, WRITE FOR BUSINESS, with UpWrite Press.

Randall VanderMey

Randall VanderMey (Ph.D. University of Iowa, M.F.A. Iowa Writers' Workshop, M.A. University of Pennsylvania) is an associate 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. 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; and for fifteen years, he taught dramatic literature, theatre history, and composition at Dordt College in Iowa. In 1977, with Pat Sebranek, Dr. Meyer cofounded Write Source Educational Publishing House, now a subsidiary of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Supplemental. A graduate of Calvin College (B.A.), Marquette University (M.A.), and the University of Minnesota (Ph.D.), he has co-authored a number of texts for college students, including THE COLLEGE WRITER, THE COLLEGE WRITER'S HANDBOOK, COMP, THE BUSINESS WRITER, and WRITE FOR WORK. For students in grades 8 through 12, he co-authored WRITERS INC, SCHOOL TO WORK, WRITE FOR COLLEGE, and a number of Write Source textbooks. For businesspeople, he co-authored 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.

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

Part One: Writing Process
Chapter 1: Understanding the Reading-Writing Connection
Chapter 2: One Writer's Process
Chapter 3: Starting
Chapter 4: Planning
Chapter 5: Drafting
Chapter 6: Revising
Chapter 7: Editing
Chapter 8: Publishing

Part Two: Forms of Writing
Narrative, Descriptive and Reflective Writing
Chapter 9: Narration, Description, and Reflection

Analytical Writing
Chapter 10: Definition
Chapter 11: Classification
Chapter 12: Process
Chapter 13: Comparison-Contrast
Chapter 14: Cause-Effect

Persuasive Writing
Chapter 15: Strategies for Argumentation & Persuasion
Chapter 16: Taking a Position
Chapter 17: Persuading Readers to Act
Chapter 18: Proposing a Solution

Research Writing
Chapter 19: Planning Your Research Project
Chapter 20: Doing Your Research
Chapter 21: Working with Sources
Chapter 22: Writing a Research Paper
Chapter 23: MLA and APA Styles

Part Three: Handbook
Chapter 24: Grammar
Chapter 25: Sentences
Chapter 26: Sentence Errors
Chapter 27: Punctuation
Chapter 28: Mechanics
Chapter 29: Multilingual and ELL Guidelines

Bonus Online Chapters

Report Writing
Chapter A: Interview Report
Chapter B: Lab, Experiment, and Field Reports

Special Forms of Writing
Chapter C: Analyzing the Arts
Chapter D: Workplace Writing
Chapter E: Web Writing
Chapter F: Assessment

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

CourseMate Standalone 12-months Printed Access Card for Vandermey, COMP, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661794 | ISBN-13: 9780176661793)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

CCourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Vandermey, COMP, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661808 | ISBN-13: 9780176661809)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

NETA Enriched Instructor's Resource CD for COMP, 1ce  (ISBN-10: 0176562516 | ISBN-13: 9780176562519)

The Instructor's Resource CD includes a NETA Enriched Instructor's Manual, NETA Test Bank, NETA PowerPoint Slides, Day One Slides, an Image Bank and Instructor Prep Cards.

Student Supplements

CourseMate Standalone 12-months Printed Access Card for Vandermey, COMP, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661794 | ISBN-13: 9780176661793)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.

CCourseMate 12-months Instant Access for Vandermey, COMP, First Canadian Edition  (ISBN-10: 0176661808 | ISBN-13: 9780176661809)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. Read your textbook, take notes, review flashcards, watch videos, and take practice quizzes—online with CourseMate.