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A Community Of Readers 8th Edition

Taking your skills to the next level, Alexander/Jarrell's A COMMUNITY OF READERS: A THEMATIC APPROACH TO READING, Eighth Edition, helps you engage in all steps of the reading and learning process: reading, discussing and reflecting, writing and critical thinking. The unique PRO system -- Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn -- provides a concrete learning process that helps you examine fact and opinion, understand bias, identify main and supporting ideas, write effectively and much more. Each chapter also introduces a key reading skill, such as analyzing vocabulary or inferences, while focusing on a single theme to help you dig more deeply into the subject. Themes include college success, food, the environment and technology. An e-book version includes the MindTap digital learning solution, giving you a wealth of anywhere, anytime learning resources. Read More

Roberta Alexander| Jan Jarrell

©2021

The Purposeful Argument 3rd Edition

Written for today's diverse student body, THE PURPOSEFUL ARGUMENT: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, 3rd Edition, empowers you with essential negotiating skills for everyday life -- tools that will serve you well wherever your career takes you. Vivid explanations, detailed examples and practical exercises guide you step by step through the process of building an effective argument. The text equips you to argue in response to issues in a variety of environments: school, workplace, family, neighborhood, social-cultural, consumer and concerned citizen. It provides thorough treatments of Toulmin-based and Rogerian approaches and emphasizes the value of understanding the opposition, aiming for the middle ground and using a microhistory to forge an unconventional position. In addition, a rich anthology of arguments covers a wide range of current issues. Also available: MindTap digital learning solution. Read More

Harry Phillips| Patricia Bostian

©2021

Interchange 1st Edition

NELSON is pleased to announce a new publication in English! Interchange: Reading and Writing Critically encourages students to read like a writer and write like a reader. This product was built from the ground up by two educators who are in touch with the needs of today’s students in the classroom. By examining robust, thematically based reading examples throughout each chapter, students improve their critical reading skills and are exposed to examples of good writing as they learn to write effectively themselves. Bring a new and fresh perspective to your students with Interchange, a scaffolded and integrated approach to teaching and learning composition! Read More

Christine Evans Carter| John Stilla

©2020

Readings For Writers 16th Edition

From helping you find your voice to guiding you on the latest MLA and APA documentation guidelines, READINGS FOR WRITERS is designed to help you become a more successful writer. Throughout the text, the authors offer helpful commentary, practical tips and suggestions, real student essays, and other writing tools that you can use for any assignment. But even more importantly, they present over 60 readings from a variety of genres and authors that will inspire and inform your writing as you learn what good writing is, and how to create it on your own. Read More

Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell| Anthony C. Winkler

©2020

Becoming Rhetorical 1st Edition

In your courses and career, you will compose essays, reports, photos, graphics, web pages, and more. BECOMING RHETORICAL gives you the tools and the training you need to create successful communications in all of these formats and in different situations. First you will learn tools of analysis -- ways to investigate different aspects of a situation that will guide you to respond in the best possible way. Then you will learn how to draw on the specific capabilities of each medium of composition -- words, still images, sounds, video -- to create compositions that affect your audience in the ways you intend. As you learn to analyze and compose, you will read examples annotated by the author to show you exactly how it is done, and practice on projects large and small. Whether you have to design a brochure or make a video, BECOMING RHETORICAL gives you the foundations to make it work. Read More

Jodie Nicotra

©2019

Sentence-Combining Workbook 5th Edition

You've heard that "practice makes perfect," yes? Practice definitely leads to improvement and builds confidence--and that's why this workbook is useful. SENTENCE-COMBINING WORKBOOK uses sentence-combining techniques to help you develop confidence in your writing. Each unit focuses on a sentence-level element followed by exercises involving a factual topic or story. You'll get the practice you need to communicate your ideas in clear and interesting sentences. You'll also develop the strength of your writing overall--and that's a good thing. Read More

Pam Altman| Mari Caro| Lisa Metge-Egan| Leslie Roberts| Paige Wilson

©2019

The Composition Of Everyday Life, Brief 6th Edition

Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Brief, connects the act of writing to your daily life. It helps you to uncover meaning, rethink the world around you and invent ideas. With more than 50 reading selections by both professional and student writers, this book is designed to help you develop focused and distinctive academic essays. It gives you great preparation for the reading and writing activities you'll encounter throughout your college experience and beyond. Read More

John Mauk| John Metz

©2019

A Guide To MLA Documentation 10th Edition

Briefer, more affordable, and easier to use than the MLA's own handbook, this popular guide features the current MLA standards and principles, new annotated examples, and an expanded guide to citing online resources. You'll appreciate the Guide's numerous examples, a sample research paper, and helpful hints on such topics as evaluating resources and avoiding plagiarism. Read More

Joseph F. Trimmer

©2019

The Composition Of Everyday Life, Concise 6th Edition

Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, Concise, connects the act of writing to your daily life. It helps you to uncover meaning, rethink the world around you and invent ideas. With 36 reading selections by both professional and student writers, this book is designed to help you develop focused and distinctive academic essays. It gives you great preparation for the reading and writing activities you'll encounter throughout your college experience and beyond. Read More

John Mauk| John Metz

©2019

Harbrace Essentials 3rd Edition

Grab it and go! HARBRACE ESSENTIALS, 3rd Edition answers all of your essential writing questions in one easy-to-navigate, easy-to-carry handbook. Inside, you'll find brief yet thorough explanations of important grammar, style, mechanics and punctuation topics. You'll also find model student papers, extensive MLA and APA citation examples and more. Read More

Cheryl Glenn| Loretta Gray

©2019

Harbrace Essentials With Resources Writing In The Disciplines 3rd Edition

Grab it and go! HARBRACE ESSENTIALS WITH RESOURCES FOR WRITING IN THE DISCIPLINES, 3rd Edition answers all of your essential writing questions in one easy-to-navigate, easy-to-carry handbook. Inside, you'll find brief yet thorough explanations of important grammar, style, mechanics and punctuation topics. You'll also find model student papers in a variety of disciplines, extensive MLA citation examples and more. Read More

Cheryl Glenn| Loretta Gray

©2019

Thinking Critically 12th Edition

Become a more sophisticated thinker with THINKING CRITICALLY, which teaches you a surefire process for developing the thinking abilities you need for academic and career success. First, you'll build your confidence by learning and practicing basic skills related to your personal experiences. Next, you'll progress to the types of reasoning skills required for abstract contexts -- such as your academic courses. Activities and writing assignments invite your active participation and prompt you and your peers to critically examine each other's thinking. Thought-provoking and current readings from a wide variety of thinkers engage you in thinking about complex issues from different perspectives. Along the way, monitor your own progress as a critical thinker with self-assessment activities. Read More

John Chaffee

©2019

An Introduction To Language 11th Edition

Whether you are studying education, languages, cognitive science, psychology, anthropology, English, or teaching English as a Second Language (TESL), AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers the information you need in a clear and descriptive manner that assumes no prior knowledge of linguistics. This edition retains the blend of humor and broad coverage that have made the text a perennial best seller, while adding up-to-date information and new research that render each topic fresh, engaging, and current. Read More

Victoria Fromkin| Robert Rodman| Nina Hyams

©2019

Writing Analytically 8th Edition

Learning to write well requires learning to use writing as a tool to think well--and this book shows you how. WRITING ANALYTICALLY leads you through the process of analysis and synthesis and helps you to generate original, well-developed ideas. Whether you're already a confident writer or someone who feels stranded amidst your notes and sources--waiting for the light bulb of inspiration to rescue you--this book will help you improve your skills. It's built on a series of tools for thinking that proceed step-by-step. Applying the tools will enable you to see more and arrive at better ideas about whatever you're analyzing. You'll learn to determine which details are important in your subject, how to go about figuring out why they are important, and most important, how to talk and write about what they mean. Read More

David Rosenwasser| Jill Stephen

©2019

Grassroots With Readings 12th Edition

Want to learn the skills that colleges value and employers want? You can, with GRASSROOTS, 12th Edition and its digital learning tools. Author Susan Fawcett has successfully guided over three million students to become better writers, helping them in turn earn better grades in their courses across the curriculum. This book's clear instruction, relevant examples, engaging practices, eye-catching visuals and samples of first-rate student writing will help you, too. You'll find tips to make you a better reader and intriguing professional readings as well as practices and visual images on subjects that students asked for, like robotics, career opportunities and traits of successful people. Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2019

Fusion 3rd Edition

Building reading and writing skills doesn't have to be an intimidating experience. Let this book be your guide. FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 1 connects the reading and writing processes so that they reinforce one another. By reading interesting professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. You'll also learn how these skills can help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2019

Fusion 3rd Edition

FUSION: INTEGRATED READING AND WRITING, Book 2 connects the reading and writing processes, showing how they reinforce one another. By reading high-interest professional and student writing models, you'll learn the vital reading skills to comprehend college-level content. The book will also show you how these skills will help you produce the kinds of thoughtful writing assignments expected of you in your future courses. Read More

Dave Kemper| Verne Meyer| John Van Rys| Patrick Sebranek

©2019

AE An Introduction To Language 11th Edition

AN INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE, 11th Edition, offers an entirely up-to-date look at language studies and linguistics in today's world. Written from the ground up as if it were a first edition, the book is fresh, modern, and reflective of the current state of the field. At the same time, it maintains the acclaimed light, friendly, readable style and the breadth of coverage that have made it a perennial best seller. The authors examine grammatical subjects (e.g., morphology, syntax, semantics, phonetics, phonology), childhood language development and adult secondary language acquisition, and the tremendous leap in knowledge achieved in neurolinguistics. Read More

Victoria Fromkin| Robert Rodman| Nina Hyams

©2019

Technical Communication 9th Edition

Join the thousands of students who have used Anderson's TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION: A READER-CENTERED APPROACH to develop the communication skills that employers consistently rank at the very top of the qualifications they seek in college graduates. You will learn to meet the special demands and expectations of the workplace by adapting and building on what you already know about writing and speaking effectively. Chapters guide you through the writing process and teach you how to communicate successfully at work, whether in print, orally, online, or through social media. Throughout, you'll find easy-to-learn guidelines and thoroughly annotated examples of effective communications. Read More

Paul V. Anderson

©2018

Writing 2nd Edition

WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is designed to help you acquire the fundamental understanding that you need to become an effective writer, and to give you practice in applying ten core concepts across different writing tasks. Handy ten-step writing guides use the core concepts to help you effectively manage various types of writing that you will encounter in college and beyond. Read More

Robert P. Yagelski

©2018

The College Writer 6th Edition

Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with an accessible style, THE COLLEGE WRITER is your all-in-one writing resource. Throughout the text, samples of student and professional writing in different disciplines and from different career paths highlight important features of effective writing and help you craft papers for all of your courses. A research guide, including the most current MLA and APA documentation guidelines, helps you meet all the expectations of your academic projects. Learning Outcomes in each chapter show you the key concepts you'll be expected to know. Read More

John Van Rys| Verne Meyer| Randall VanderMey| Patrick Sebranek

©2018

Cites And Sources 5th Edition

Cites and Sources provides students with a brief, full-colour visual walkthrough of the American Psychological Association (APA) documentation standards. The four-colour design, diagrams, and generous use of white space help facilitate students’ understanding of this very technical and precise skill. Updates to the fifth edition of Cites and Sources reflect changes in the sixth edition (2010) of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, with particular attention to referencing electronic sources as outlined by the APA Style Guide to Electronic References as well as the APA website and Style Blog. Available standalone or bundled with your current Nelson or Cengage text, Cites and Sources will continue to be an invaluable reference for students during their academic careers and beyond. Read More

Jane Haig| Vicki MacMillan

©2018

The Writer’S Workplace With Readings 9th Edition

THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE WITH READINGS: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS has helped more than half a million students like you work their way towards rewarding careers in a variety of fields. Sandra Scarry and John Scarry present writing instruction that is clear and engaging, with step-by-step explanations to help you become a stronger, more confident writer. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student has a unique point of view and voice, which is highlighted by the diverse and current examples and exercises found throughout the text. Begin your journey to becoming a more successful and confident writer today with THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE! Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2018

The Least You Should Know About English 13th Edition

Master the basics of writing with THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. The book's simple approach (embraced by students for decades) gives you the power to strengthen your writing with clear explanations, real-world samples, and practice from over 200 exercises with full answers that provide instant feedback in all areas of writing. First, you'll learn the basics of word use, sentence structure, and punctuation. You'll also find brief, easy-to-follow guidance for writing all types of paragraphs and essays and for strengthening basic skills (from writing summaries to including quotations) that you will use in college and beyond. Exercises on a variety of topics broaden your knowledge of science, art, history, film, literature, social studies, business, and the media while you improve your English skills. When the course ends, the book becomes a valuable "go-to" reference resource for all your future writing needs. Read More

Paige Wilson| Teresa Ferster Glazier

©2018

Keys For Writers, Spiral Bound Version 8th Edition

Offering a wealth of examples, tips, and tools, KEYS FOR WRITERS, 8e, is an easy-to-use resource for improving your writing for all of your coursework -- as well as your career. Color-coded tabs allow you to quickly find answers to your grammar and writing questions. The visual Critical Thinking Framework enables you to read, write, and research with better results, and Key Examples help you compare strong versus weak ways of applying critical thinking. Sample student papers provide excellent models of writing in different disciplines, while the new Assignment Guide provides steps for writing in 15 common genres you might encounter in your academic and professional career. Completely up to date with the latest MLA guidelines, the eighth edition also highlights the importance of writing in such careers as nursing, accounting, law, IT, and more. Read More

Ann Raimes| Susan K. Miller-Cochran

©2018

The New Harbrace Guide 3rd Edition

Every time you have to write in a college course or on the job, the situation is going to be different from the one before -- and at times, dramatically different. How can you approach the unique requirements of each situation with finesse and flair? This book will teach you a core set of strategies you can use to investigate any rhetorical situation and to decide on the best way to achieve your purpose for writing to a particular audience at a particular time. Renowned expert Cheryl Glenn shares these strategies and gives you detailed, step-by-step guides to different forms of writing. Read More

Cheryl Glenn

©2018

The College Writer 6th Edition

Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with an accessible style, THE COLLEGE WRITER, BRIEF, is your all-in-one writing resource. Throughout the text, samples of student and professional writing in different disciplines and from different career paths help you write papers for all of your courses. A research guide, including the most current MLA and APA documentation guidelines, helps you meet all the expectations of your academic projects. Learning Outcomes in each chapter show you the key concepts you'll be expected to know. Read More

John Van Rys| Verne Meyer| Randall VanderMey| Patrick Sebranek

©2018

Pocket Guide To APA Style, Spiral Bound Version 6th Edition

The POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE, 6th Edition is your essential tool for writing research papers in every course you take. Concise and thorough, the POCKET GUIDE offers straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes designed to help you write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. This practical resource is less expensive and easier to use than the APA Manual. It also includes extensive and up-to-date coverage of electronic sources, preparing you to evaluate and use Internet references correctly in your research. Read More

Robert Perrin

©2018

Research Strategies For A Digital Age 5th Edition

Practical, relevant, and reflecting the latest technologies, RESEARCH STRATEGIES FOR A DIGITAL AGE, 5th Edition, provides a thorough, step-by-step guide that helps you develop research skills critical to today's online environment -- skills that will serve you well for a lifetime. This text blends traditional research methods with detailed instruction on how to use and evaluate electronic research technologies. The author introduces you to research by beginning in the academic library: Using online discovery tools to search in a controlled environment with credible sources helps you to develop and sharpen your research and analytical skills before expanding your search into the vast (and sometimes questionable) resources of the Web. You'll find practical guidance about how to incorporate and document resources skillfully and with academic integrity, as well as insightful examples, illustrations, and tips to help you get the most from today's wealth of online material. Read More

Bonnie Tensen

©2018

The Essentials Of Writing 2nd Edition

THE ESSENTIALS OF WRITING: TEN CORE CONCEPTS is a brief writing guide that teaches you ten core concepts you need to learn to become a sophisticated writer. It also offers you practical advice about analytical and argumentative writing, developing an academic writing style, synthesizing ideas, designing documents, conducting research, and evaluating and documenting sources. Read More

Robert P. Yagelski

©2018

Pocket Keys For Writers, Spiral Bound Version 6th Edition

Get big writing help in a small package with POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS. Based on the authors' research and experience in the college writing classroom, this book offers everything you need to improve your writing. The sixth edition features three new extended examples to help you build important critical thinking skills that will serve you well in your college writing and beyond. From navigating the research process to understanding the mechanics of writing and using punctuation to finding and documenting print and electronic source materials, POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS assembles concise and practical information in one clear, easy-to-use handbook that you'll find yourself turning to again and again. Read More

Ann Raimes| Susan K. Miller-Cochran

©2018

The Writer's Workplace 11th Edition

THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE: BUILDING COLLEGE WRITING SKILLS has helped more than half a million students like you work their way towards rewarding careers in a variety of fields. Sandra Scarry and John Scarry present writing instruction that is clear and engaging, with step-by-step explanations to help you become a stronger, more confident writer. The result of many years of classroom teaching and research, this comprehensive and time-tested resource reflects the authors' understanding that every student has a unique point of view and voice, which is highlighted by the diverse and current examples and exercises found throughout the text. Begin your journey to becoming a more successful and confident writer today with THE WRITER'S WORKPLACE! Read More

Sandra Scarry| John Scarry

©2018

Evergreen 11th Edition

EVERGREEN, which has brought success to thousands of students across the country, takes you through the writing process step by step. The book provides you with clear instructions, numerous models of student writing, helpful diagrams and visuals, and plenty of practice exercises. This edition includes a new focus on improving your papers through writing better thesis statements. Photographs accompany and enhance the readings and encourage thoughtful consideration of advertisements, websites, and illustrations. Twenty readings at the end of the book, by authors who represent many different backgrounds and ethnic groups, discuss topics as diverse as multitasking, creating apps, preparing for the zombie apocalypse, and more. Read More

Susan Fawcett

©2018

Reading For Results 13th Edition

Compelling readings. Innovative writing assignments. Research-based explanations and exercises. READING FOR RESULTS, 13th Edition, includes all the trademark features you've come to expect from this leader in developmental reading instruction. Known for her ability to turn abstract reading theory into concrete reading practice, Laraine Flemming is back with a host of new explanations, exercises, and assignments that show students how to read and respond to textbook reading. This edition features brand new pointers on screen reading, numerous new writing assignments, expanded instruction on interpreting visual aids, more emphasis on a multi-sensory approach to learning, increased focus on evaluating web information, and much more. Read More

Laraine E. Flemming

©2017

Building Writing Skills The Hands-On Way 1st Edition

BUILDING WRITING SKILLS THE HANDS-ON WAY, 1st Edition teaches you the skills you need to become a college-level writer, reader, and critical thinker. The book takes the "grr" out of grammar, provides helpful instruction on writing sentences and paragraphs, and makes the essay writing process clear by leading you through lessons that include engaging hands-on activities. The friendly, informal tone makes the book easy to read, and the real-world examples and exercises are drawn from a variety of life experiences and perspectives. In short, this book makes the learning process more fun, less intimidating, and more effective. Read More

Jenia Walter

©2017

The Brief Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update 8th Edition

Become a successful college writer with THE BRIEF CENGAGE HANDBOOK, 8th Edition. This comprehensive and practical text provides extensive coverage of rhetorical concerns, the writing and research process, composing in digital environments and in various genres, and other topics essential for 21st century writers. Numerous checklists summarize key information that you can quickly access as you work on writing and research projects. This versatile and proven text is a uniquely effective guide to help you develop the critical thinking, reading, and writing skills you need to be a successful communicator in college and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Laurie G. Kirszner| Stephen R. Mandell

©2017

Hodges Harbrace Handbook, 2016 MLA Update 19th Edition

Improve your writing skills with THE HODGES HARBRACE HANDBOOK, 19th Edition! Learn how to write effectively, choose the best information, arrange it well, and use the most appropriate language when writing for a particular audience. This grammar-first handbook provides complete coverage of writing essentials to help you develop the skills you need to be a successful college writer, including grammar, style, punctuation, mechanics, writing, and research. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Cheryl Glenn| Loretta Gray

©2017

The Writer's Harbrace Handbook, 2016 MLA Update 6th Edition

Become a more effective reader, researcher, and writer with THE WRITER'S HARBRACE HANDBOOK. This handbook will give you the tools to understand how best to approach any opportunity for writing. Assignments, sample papers, and clear guidelines for writing conventions in a variety of disciplines will help you situate yourself as an effective writer in classes across the curriculum. Visual aids help reinforce and illustrate key concepts throughout the book, making it easy to grasp essential ideas and hone your writing skills quickly. The thorough coverage of various research methods, including traditional library research, online research, and multiple concepts of field research, will help you throughout your college career. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Cheryl Glenn| Loretta Gray

©2017

The Concise Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update 5th Edition

This fifth edition of THE CONCISE CENGAGE HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Laurie G. Kirszner| Stephen R. Mandell

©2017

The Pocket Cengage Handbook, 2016 MLA Update, Spiral Bound Version 7th Edition

This seventh edition of THE POCKET CENGAGE HANDBOOK provides up-to-date, realistic advice for today's digital-age students. You will find it clearly written, thorough, easy to navigate, and indispensable for use in college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA Handbook, Eighth Edition. Read More

Laurie G. Kirszner| Stephen R. Mandell

©2017

Inventing Arguments Brief Edition, 2016 MLA Update 4th Edition

Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS shows you that argument is a living process rather than a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will learn to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in your own writing. The basic layers of argument are introduced in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or "hidden" layers (assumptions, values, beliefs, ideology). By the time you finish Part 1, you will have a thorough understanding of argument, which you can then apply not just to the invention projects in Chapters 7−12 but also to your writing for other college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

John Mauk| John Metz

©2017

Inventing Arguments, 2016 MLA Update 4th Edition

Organized around common rhetorical situations that occur all around us, INVENTING ARGUMENTS shows you that argument is a living process, not a form to be modeled. Through the text's prominent focus on invention, you will learn to recognize the rhetorical elements of any argumentative situation and apply the tools of argument effectively in your own writing. The basic layers of argument are introduced in early chapters, with material arranged into increasingly sophisticated topics beginning with the most obvious or explicit layers (claims) and moving to more implied or "hidden" layers (assumptions, values, beliefs, ideology). By the time you finish Part I, you will have a thorough understanding of argument, which you can then apply not just to the invention projects in Chapters 7−12, but also to your writing for other college courses and beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

John Mauk| John Metz

©2017

Readings For Writers, 2016 MLA Update 15th Edition

From helping you find your voice to guiding you on the latest MLA and APA documentation guidelines, READINGS FOR WRITERS is designed to help you become a more successful writer. Throughout the text, the authors offer helpful commentary, practical tips and suggestions, real student essays, and other writing tools that you can use for any assignment. But even more importantly, they present over 70 readings from a variety of genres and authors that will inspire and inform your writing as you learn what good writing is, and how to create it on your own. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Jo Ray McCuen-Metherell| Anthony C. Winkler

©2017

The Cengage Guide To Research, 2016 MLA Update 3rd Edition

Develop the research skills you need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of your daily life, the authors show you how to apply the research skills you use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips show you the "how" and "why" of researching and the key research technologies important to success. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Susan K. Miller-Cochran| Rochelle L. Rodrigo

©2017

Composing To Communicate: A Student's Guide, 2016 MLA Update 1st Edition

COMPOSING TO COMMUNICATE: A STUDENT’S GUIDE takes a conversational, "how to" approach to show you how writing connects to your academic and career goals. The textbook’s jargon-free instruction provides you with accessible strategies that can be applied to all of your college writing tasks. The textbook focuses on teaching you how you can use writing and communicating to solve real problems and address issues that matter to you. It supports this theme by presenting student writing samples that demonstrate how writing for class can be more than just an academic exercise. Learning objectives open each chapter so you can focus on the most important points. The variety of writing projects, readings, and interviews with student writers aim to make your composition course more interesting than you may have imagined it could be. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Robert Saba

©2017

PORTABLE Literature 9th Edition

PORTABLE LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING, Ninth Edition, includes a wide selection of essential classic and contemporary readings along with brief introductions to the literary genres, useful study questions and prompts, and a down-to-earth, accessible guide to writing about literature. This streamlined edition is an affordable, portable alternative to the full-length and compact versions of this popular Introduction to Literature text. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Laurie G. Kirszner| Stephen R. Mandell

©2017

COMPACT Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing, 2016 MLA Update 9th Edition

Learn how to write about literature the convenient, affordable way! COMPACT LITERATURE: READING, REACTING, WRITING,9E helps you succeed in class and make literature a part of your life. Combining a broad selection of literature with time-proven writing instruction, this reader-friendly text walks you step-by-step through the entire research and writing process, helping you learn to craft literary analyses and arguments. Demonstrating that writing about literature is a process of discovery, examination, and debate, the text includes a comprehensive guide to writing about literature with full coverage of critical thinking and argument. Sampler chapters on fiction, poetry, and drama involve you in the variety and diversity of literature through brief, accessible works that showcase representative selections from four popular contemporary literary subgenres. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Laurie G. Kirszner| Stephen R. Mandell

©2017

The Composition Of Everyday Life, Concise, 2016 MLA Update 5th Edition

Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, CONCISE, illustrates how the act of writing is connected to your daily life as it helps you rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around you. The fifth edition offers 13 chapters to help you invent ideas, more than any other text on the market. With more than 35 reading selections by both professional and student writers-many responding to the chapter prompts-this book fully engages you in writing academic essays. This text delivers pedagogy for making meaning and generating writing at the intersection of academic and nonacademic life. It is an excellent preparation for the academic reading and writing activities you will encounter throughout your college experience and well beyond. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

John Mauk| John Metz

©2017

Steps To Writing Well With Additional Readings, 2016 MLA Update 10th Edition

Writing well is just a step away! Join the thousands of students who have learned to write well with Jean Wyrick’s clear, thoughtful advice. STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS, 10th Edition, is the ultimate step-by-step guide to writing effective academic essays. Wyrick offers friendly, practical guidelines for composing different types of essays, with discussion of everything from choosing a topic to developing an essay to polishing your prose. This 10th edition includes new “Visualizing the Process” flowcharts that provide at-a-glance summaries of the steps for completing each of the major assignments in the text; many new professional readings and sample essays that offer useful models for academic writing and also touch on engaging topics intended to spark ideas for your own writing; and a wealth of exercises, group activities, and longer assignments that provide additional essay topic ideas and opportunities to apply and review what you are learning. This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

Jean Wyrick

©2017

The Composition Of Everyday Life, 2016 MLA Update 5th Edition

Encouraging you to be an inventive thinker and writer, THE COMPOSITION OF EVERYDAY LIFE, illustrates how the act of writing is connected to your daily life as it helps you rediscover concepts, uncover meaning, and rethink the world around you. The fifth edition offers 13 chapters to help you invent ideas, more than any other text on the market. With more than 35 reading selections by both professional and student writers-many responding to the chapter prompts-this book fully engages you in writing academic essays. This text delivers pedagogy for making meaning and generating writing at the intersection of academic and nonacademic life. It is an excellent preparation for the academic reading and writing activities you will encounter throughout your college experience and well beyond This edition has been updated to reflect guidelines from the 2016 MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition. Read More

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