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Author Anson, Chris M., 1954- author.

Title A guide to college writing / Chris M. Anson.

Publication Info. Boston : Pearson, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 Cato Library - Circulating Collection  PE1408 .A618413 2018    Available
Edition Student edition.
Description xviii, 366 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Series Always learning
Always learning.
Note "New! 2016 MLA Updates."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Writing across the curriculum -- and why you should care -- Low-stakes writing and why you should take it seriously -- Microthemes and why they-re so powerful as tools for learning -- Higher-stakes projects : getting from ideas to text -- Getting there : drafting and revising high-stakes papers -- In search of research -- The comparative anatomy of texts.
Summary "A Guide to College Writing is both an excellent introduction to college writing for composition courses that emphasize writing across the curriculum (WAC) and a writing guide for use in any college course. Scholar and former CWPA president Chris Anson brings his research on and knowledge of WAC, threshold concepts, and transference to this first-year writing text. Anson offers a refreshing new choice to faculty seeking support in teaching the features and forms of other disciplines. The text does not teach any one form, but rather how to observe, analyze, and reproduce the forms and intellectual strategies of whatever the students might be asked to read and write. Students are walked through the writing process, beginning with shorter, lower-stakes “microtheme” assignments and scaffolding toward longer, sustained formal projects typical of their discipline. Throughout, students learn how to use writing as a learning tool. * The 8th Edition introduces sweeping changes to the philosophy and details of MLA works cited entries. Responding to the “increasing mobility of texts,” MLA now encourages writers to focus on the process of crafting the citation, beginning with the same questions for any source. These changes, then, align with current best practices in the teaching of writing which privilege inquiry and critical thinking over rote recall and rule-following."-- Provided by Publisher.
Subject English language -- Rhetoric -- Study and teaching (Higher)
Report writing -- Study and teaching (Higher)
ISBN 9780134679419 (student ; paperback)
0134679415 (student ; paperback)
9780134703008 (a la carte edition)
0134703006 (a la carte edition)
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