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Comp Write by Verne Meyer, Patrick Sebranek, Randall VanderMey, John Van Rys

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Comp Write by Verne Meyer, Patrick Sebranek, Randall VanderMey, John Van Rys

Created through a student-tested, faculty-approved review process, Comp, 2nd Edition is an engaging and accessible solution to accommodate the diverse lifestyles of today's learners at a value-based price. Practical and concise, Comp helps students focus on the seven traits of effective writing as they invent, draft, develop, and revise their writing. The second edition helps students develop the reading skills they need in college with expanded reading instruction in 14 chapters and 44 student and professional models of different forms of writing. Up-to-the-minute research coverage, complete MLA and APA sample papers, and new grammar activities ensure that every aspect of the composition classroom is fully supported by Comp .


Part I: Writing Process. 1. Understanding the Reading-Writing Connection. Learning Objectives: Use the SQ3R Reading Strategy. Read actively. Summarize a text. View and interpret images thoughtfully. Think critically through writing. 2. One Writer's Process. Learning Objectives: Initiate the process. Plan the writing. Write the first draft. Complete a first revision. Complete a second revision. Edit the writing for style. Edit the writing for correctness. Complete the final copy. Student Model: Clean Water is Everyone's Business by Angela Franco. 3. Starting. Learning Objectives: Discover your process. Recognize seven traits of effective writing. Analyze the situation. Understand the assignment. Select a topic. Gather details. 4. Planning. Learning Objectives: Take inventory of your thoughts. Form your thesis statement. Select a method of development. Develop a plan or an outline. 5. Drafting. Learning Objectives: Review the writing situation. Open with interest. Develop the middle. End with purpose. Use sources effectively. Student Models: Seeing the Light by David Zupp. The Production of Cement by Kevin Mass. Hypothermia by Laura Black. Four Temperaments by Jessica Radsma. My Obsession by Paula Treick. Entering the Green Room by Luke Sunukjian. Professional Models: Mall Security Immunity by Rob King. Writers Rule by Lester Smith. Grotesque by John Van Rys. Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham. 6. Revising. Learning Objectives: Address whole-paper issues. Revise your first draft. Revise for ideas and organization. Revise for voice. Address paragraph issues. Revise collaboratively. Use the writing center. 7. Editing. Learning Objectives: Review the overall style of your writing. Write effective sentences. Check your sentences for style and correctness. Replace imprecise, misleading, and biased words. Edit and proofread for conventions. 8. Publishing. Learning Objectives: Format your writing. Create a writing portfolio. Part II: Forms of Writing. 9. Narration, Description, and Reflection. Anecdote Models: Anecdote introducing a topic (from Deft or Daft ). Anecdote illustrating a point (from Shades of Prejudice ). Student Models: The Entomology of Village Life by Robert Minto. Spare Change by Teresa Zsuffa. Professional Models: When Dreams Take Flight by Elizabeth Fuller. The Muscle Mystique by Barbara Kingsolver. Guidelines. Analytical Writing. 10. Definition. Student Models: Economic Disparities Fuel Human Trafficking by Shon Bogar. The Gullible Family by Mary Beth Bruins. Professional Models: Deft or Daft by David Schelhaas. Wikipedia and the Meaning of Truth by Simson L. Garfinkle. Guidelines. 11. Classification. Student Model: Latin American Music: A Diverse and Unifying Force by Kathleen Kropp. Professional Models: Four Sides to Every Story by Steward Brand. Four Ways to talk About Literature by John Van Rys. Guidelines. 12. Process. Student Model: Wayward Cells by Kerri Mertz. Professional Models: Love and Race by Nicholas D. Kristof. The End of Race as We Know It by Gerald L. Early. Instructions by Verne Meyer. Guidelines. 13. Comparison-Contrast. Student Model: Sethe in Beloved and Orleanna in Poisonwood Bible: Isolation, Children, and Getting Out by Rachel De Smith. Professional Models: Shrouded in Contradiction by Gelareh Asayesh. Shades of Prejudice by Shankar Vedantam. Guidelines. 14. Cause-Effect. Student Models: Adrenaline Junkies by Sarah Hanley. Dutch Discord by Brittany Korver. Professional Models: If You Let Me Play ...

by Mary Brophy Marcus. Mind Over Mass Media by Steven Pinker. Guidelines. Persuasive Writing. 15. Strategies for Argumentation & Persuasion. Learning Objectives: Understand an argument. Recognize an argument's organization. Understand what makes a strong claim. Identify claims of truth, value, and policy. Assess the quality of the support. Recognize logical fallacies. Learn about additional strategies. Professional Model: Uncle Sam and Aunt Samantha Anna Quindlen. 16. Taking a Position. Student Models: Ah, the Power of Women by Aleah Stenberg. Nuclear Is Not the Answer by Alyssa Woudstra. Professional Models: Animal, Vegetable, Miserable by Gary Steiner. Sorry, Vegans: Brussels Sprouts Like to Live, Too by Natalie Angier. Guidelines. 17. Persuading Readers to Act. Student Models: To Drill or Not To Drill by Rebecca Pasok. Our Wealth: Where Is It Taking Us? by Henry Veldboom. Professional Models: I Have a Dream by Martin Luther King. In Africa, AIDS Has a Woman's Face by Kofi A. Annan. Guidelines. 18. Proposing a Solution. Student Models: Dream Act May Help Local Student Fight for Residence by Renee Wielenga. Preparing for AgroTerror by Brian Ley. Professional Models: Fatherless America by David Blankenhorn. Is It Now a Crime to Be Poor? by Barbara Ehrenreich. Guidelines. Report Writing. 19. Interview Report. Student Model: The Dead Business Benjamin Meyer. Professional Model: Arcade Fire, on fame and putting it to good use by Jonathon Gatehouse. Guidelines. 20. Lab, Experiment, and Field Reports. Student Models: Lab: Working with Hydrochloric Acid by Coby Williams. Experiment: The Effects of Temperature and Inhibitors on the Fermentation Process for Ethanol by Andrea Pizano. Professional Model: Field: Investigation of Cockroach Infestation at 5690 Cherryhill by Hue Nguyen. Guidelines. Special Forms of Writing. 21. Analyzing the Arts. Guidelines: Fiction, Poetry, and Film. Student Models: Fiction: 'Good Country People': Broken Body, Broken Soul by Anya Terekhina. Poem: 'Let Evening Come': An Invitation to the Inevitable by Sherry Van Egdom. Film: Terror on the Silver Screen: Who Are the Aliens? by David Schaap. 22. Workplace Writing. Learning Objective: Create correspondence. Models: E-Mail. Memo. Learning Objective: Correctly format a letter. Models: Letter of Invitation. Letter of Application. Recommendation Request. Learning Objective: Write an Application Essay. Model: Personal Statement. Learning Objective: Prepare a Resume. Models: Print Resume. Digital Resume. 23. Web Writing. Learning Objectives: Understand page elements. Develop a Web site. Consider sample sites. Understand other writing venues. Develop a blog. Contribute to a wiki. Models: The Museum of Flight home page. Southwest Sojourners home page. Academic: Space Nanotechnology Laboratory home page. Sample blog and sample wiki pages. 24. Assessment. Learning Objectives: Prepare for exams. Respond to essay questions. Understand objective questions. Research Writing. 25. Planning Your Research Project. Learning Objectives: Understand academic research. Initiate the process. Develop a research plan. Consider possible resources and sites. Understand sources. 26. Doing Your Research. Learning Objectives: Learn keyword searching. Conduct primary research. Do library research. Use books. Find periodical articles. Understand the Internet. Find reliable free-web information. 27. Working with Your Sources. Learning Objectives: Evaluate your sources. Create a working bibliography. Review note taking. Summarize, paraphrase, and quote. 28. Writing a Research Paper. Learning Objectives: Avoid plagiarism. Avoid other source abuses. Use sources well. Write your research paper. Follow a model. Professional Models: Some Stories Have to Be Told by Me: A Literary History of Alice Munro (Excerpt) by Marcela Valdes. Vehicle of Change (Excerpt) L.D. Burns, J.B. McCormick, C.E. Borroni-Bird. Student Model: 'I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's': Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media by Stevie Jeung. 29. MLA and APA Styles. Learning Objectives: Learn the basics of MLA & APA style. Understand in-text citations. List books and other nonperiodical documents. List print periodical articles. List online sources. List other sources: primary, personal, and multimedia. Update documentation strategies above as needed. MLA Model: 'I Did Not Get My Spaghetti-O's': Death Row Consumption in the Popular Media (see chapter 28). APA Model: Dutch Discord (see chapter 14). Part III: Handbook. 30. Grammar. Noun. Pronoun. Verb. Adjective. Adverb. Preposition. Conjunction. Interjection. 31. Sentences. Subjects and Predicates. Phrases. Clauses. Sentence Variety. 32. Sentence Errors. Subject-Verb Agreement. Pronoun-Antecedent Agreement. Shifts in Sentence Construction. Fragments. Comma Splices. Run-Ons. Misplaced and Dangling Modifiers. Ambiguous Wording. Nonstandard Language. 33. Punctuation. Period. Ellipsis. Comma. Semicolon. Colon. Hyphen. Dash. Question Mark. Quotation Marks. Italics (Underlining). Parentheses. Diagonal. Brackets. Exclamation Point. Apostrophe. 34. Mechanics. Capitalization. Plurals. Numbers. Abbreviations. Acronyms and Initialisms. Basic Spelling Rules. 35. Multilingual and ESL Guidelines. Parts of Speech. Sentence Basics. Sentence Problems. Numbers. Word Parts. Idioms.

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10th January 2012


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

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Heinle & Heinle Publishers Inc.,U.S. an imprint of Cengage Learning, Inc


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