Reading Critically, Writing Well

A Reader and Guide

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper,Alison M. Warriner

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 145764990X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 672

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Reading Critically, Writing Well helps students read for meaning and read like a writer, and it guides them as they apply what they’ve learned to their own writing. Each of the book’s 9 assignment chapters includes a genre-specific guide to reading that challenges students to analyze the authors’ techniques as well as a step-by-step guide to writing that helps them apply these techniques to their own essays in the genre. With 13 provocative new professional selections (plus 8 multimodal selections in e-Pages), an array of student models, hands-on activities for critical analysis and invention, and multiple opportunities for summary and synthesis, this text is the right choice for any instructor who wants to help students learn to read critically and write well. Now with e-Pages: multimodal reading selections that come alive online with videos, podcasts, quizzes, and more.

Reading Critically, Writing Well

A Reader and Guide

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles Raymond Cooper,Alison M. Warriner

Publisher: Bedford/st Martins

ISBN: 9780312414771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 780

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The Concise St. Martin's Guide to Writing

A PDF-style e-Book

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles R. Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

ISBN: 1457687232

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 576

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The new Concise St. Martins Guide provides streamlined coverage of the six most commonly assigned genres in first-year compositionremembering events, writing profiles, explaining concepts, arguing a position, proposing a solution, and justifying an evaluation. The Concise Guide leads students through the writing process: "Guides to Reading" equip students to analyze a genres basic features, and Axelrod and Coopers distinctive "Guides to Writing" help students apply their analysis of reading to the development of their own writing projects. With more hands-on activities for critical reading and working with sources, greater emphasis on the rhetorical situation, and a fresh new design to show students the strategies they need at a glance, the Concise Guide helps students accomplish their writing goals from start to finish.

Writing the World

Reading and Writing about Issues of the Day

Author: Charles R. Cooper,Susan Peck MacDonald

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312260088

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 752

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Writing the World is a new reader and writing guide that will prepare students to join the conversations about important issues of the day. It offers provocative readings that will engage student interest along with extensive writing guidance to help them add their voices to the conversations about key social and cultural issues -- to write the world, if you will.

Axelrod & Cooper's Concise Guide to Writing

Author: Rise B. Axelrod,Charles Raymond Cooper

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312434397

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 484

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Provides six guided writing assignments along with readings and strategies for writing and research -- all in a brief, flexible, easy-to-use format.

Bridging the Gap

Reading Critically and Writing Meaningfully to Get to the Core

Author: Lesley Roessing

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1475810938

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Lesley Roessing’s book, Bridging the Gap: Reading Critically and Writing Meaningfully to Get to the Core, argues that memoir, or creative nonfiction, can help students bridge narrative structure and nonfiction writing in order to meet Common Core standards. The text includes information and resources on implementation for teachers.

The Writing Revolution

A Guide to Advancing Thinking Through Writing in All Subjects and Grades

Author: Judith C. Hochman,Natalie Wexler

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119364914

Category: Education

Page: 312

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Different Strokes for Different Students: How to Use TWR to Differentiate Your Instruction

Academic Literacy

Readings and Strategies

Author: Jill Lewis

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780618639465

Category: Education

Page: 656

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Academic Literacy combines a mid-level handbook of reading strategies with textbook readings from six different disciplines to help students succeed across the college curriculum. This useful combination of readings and handbook allows instructors great teaching flexibility. In addition to the many academic readings, Academic Literacy also includes a substantive apparatus of detailed instructions and exercises, techniques for active listening and note taking, short-answer questions, tips on how to prepare for tests, and tests that engage students' critical-thinking skills. It especially emphasizes self-assessment as a way to develop good reading habits. New! Approximately fifty percent new readings include works by Brenda Fowler, Andrew Sullivan, and Paul Klebnikov. New! A new chapter includes coverage on evaluating Web-based materials. Updated!Additional instruction on word structure, major and minor details, and point of view expands students' understanding of these key reading topics. Updated! Using Technology activities have been revised and updated for currency. These activities provide students with opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking by integrating computer-based activities with traditional text-based experiences. Each chapter in Part Two offers paired readings that present differing viewpoints on the same subject.

On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition

The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

Author: William Zinsser

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060891548

Category: Reference

Page: 336

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On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, On Writing Well offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.

This Thing Called Literature

Reading, Thinking, Writing

Author: Andrew Bennett,Nicholas Royle

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317698282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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What is this thing called literature? Why should we study it? And how? Relating literature to topics such as dreams, politics, life, death, the ordinary and the uncanny, this beautifully written book establishes a sense of why and how literature is an exciting and rewarding subject to study. Bennett and Royle delicately weave an essential love of literature into an account of what literary texts do, how they work and what sort of questions and ideas they provoke. The book’s three parts reflect the fundamental components of studying literature: reading, thinking and writing. The authors use helpful, familiar examples throughout, offering rich reflections on the question ‘What is literature?’ and on what they term ‘creative reading’. Bennett and Royle’s lucid and friendly style encourages a deep engagement with literary texts. This book is not only an essential guide to the study of literature, but an eloquent defence of the discipline.

On Reading Well

Finding the Good Life through Great Books

Author: Karen Swallow Prior

Publisher: Brazos Press

ISBN: 1493415468

Category: Religion

Page: 272

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★ Publishers Weekly starred review Reading great literature well has the power to cultivate virtue. Great literature increases knowledge of and desire for the good life by showing readers what virtue looks like and where vice leads. It is not just what one reads but how one reads that cultivates virtue. Reading good literature well requires one to practice numerous virtues, such as patience, diligence, and prudence. And learning to judge wisely a character in a book, in turn, forms the reader's own character. Acclaimed author Karen Swallow Prior takes readers on a guided tour through works of great literature both ancient and modern, exploring twelve virtues that philosophers and theologians throughout history have identified as most essential for good character and the good life. In reintroducing ancient virtues that are as relevant and essential today as ever, Prior draws on the best classical and Christian thinkers, including Aristotle, Aquinas, and Augustine. Covering authors from Henry Fielding to Cormac McCarthy, Jane Austen to George Saunders, and Flannery O'Connor to F. Scott Fitzgerald, Prior explores some of the most compelling universal themes found in the pages of classic books, helping readers learn to love life, literature, and God through their encounters with great writing. In examining works by these authors and more, Prior shows why virtues such as prudence, temperance, humility, and patience are still necessary for human flourishing and civil society. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection questions geared toward book club discussions, features original artwork throughout, and includes a foreword from Leland Ryken.

Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management

Author: Mike Wallace,Louise Poulson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 144623164X

Category: Education

Page: 256

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`In Learning to Read Critically in Educational Leadership and Management, Mike Wallace and Louise Poulson provide students with an eminently usable text. Although the theoretical underpinnings and conceptualizations of leadership issues invariably differ, this book provides a lucid guide to plumbing their ambiguities' - Educational Review `This is a book that should be regarded as essential reading for those students following courses in education and social policy, particularly as masters level '- International Journal of Educational Management `I bought this book just a few days ago and I was surprised to realise the simple and yet scientific way it is written! I have started my postgraduate studies in Educational Management and this book will definitely make things easier! I would like to cordially thank Professor Wallace and Mrs Louise Poulson for this book which will help the majority of the students who enter the "labyrinth" of postgraduate research and surely need a kind of instruction manual to start! ' - Amazon Review `One of the most useful books that I have come across for my students' - Professor Les Bell, Director of Doctorate of Education, University of Leicester `Very impressed with the first chapter. Have recommended it to our research department for use with our graduate students. Thorough and practical' - Philip Hallinger, Executive Director of the College of Management, Mahidol University, Thailand This unique book combines the teaching quality of a text with exemplary reports of small-scale and larger research studies, as well as a literature review by leading academics. Part One shows how to develop as a critical reader and self-critical writer of literature; and how to apply these insights in planning a written assignment, dissertation or thesis. The book provides a framework for the critical analysis of any text, and shows how to incorporate this in a literature review. Part Two presents accounts of leading-edge research, offering insights into key issues in the field of educational leadership, management and administration. The reader is invited to practice literature review skills by applying the critical analysis questions to any research report. Readers can use the models of good research practice presented here in their own design of an investigation for a dissertation or thesis. Part Three shows how a high quality literature review may be constructed and addresses a key issue in the field. Contributors include: · Sharon Kruse . Karen Seashore Louis · Kenneth Leithwood · Phillip Hallinger and Ronald Heck · Derek Glover and Rosalind Levacic · Ray Bolam This book will be useful to postgraduate students on research-based masters and doctorate courses in educational leadership, management and administration. It is relevant for students doing research training in the social sciences and humanities. It is can also be used as a teaching resource by supervisors of masters and doctorate level students. This series, edited by Mike Wallace, supports research-based teaching on masters and taught doctorate courses in the humanities and social sciences fields of enquiry. Each book is a 'three in one' text designed to assist advanced course tutors and dissertation supervisors with key research-based teaching tasks and aims to: • develop students' critical understanding of research literature • increase students' appreciation of what can be achieved in small-scale investigations similar to those which they undertake for their dissertation • present students with major findings, generalisations and concepts connected to their particular field.

Writing Spaces

Readings on Writing

Author: Charles Lowe,Pavel Zemliansky

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781602351967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 364

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Authors present their unique views, insights, and strategies for writing by addressing the undergraduate reader directly. Drawing on their own experiences, these teachers-as-writers invite students to join in the larger conversation about the craft of writing.

The Good Writing Guide for Education Students

Author: Dominic Wyse,Kate Cowan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1526414759

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Grappling with grammar? Worrying about referencing? This handy guide is packed with practical advice on how to search for reading materials, structure your academic writing, think critically, reference appropriately and use language effectively. ‘Top Tips’ throughout the book help eradicate all the common mistakes that bring your marks down. What's new to the fourth edition? two brand new chapters on reading and writing critically activities at the end of each chapter to let you check and assess your own writing. With real life examples of academic work, and plenty of ‘dos’ and ‘don'ts’, this is the perfect writing manual for students studying at all levels, and the ideal book to help you get top marks for all your education course assignments.

How to Read a Book

Author: Mortimer J. Adler,Charles Van Doren

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439144831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 426

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With half a million copies in print, How to Read a Book is the best and most successful guide to reading comprehension for the general reader, completely rewritten and updated with new material. Originally published in 1940, this book is a rare phenomenon, a living classic that introduces and elucidates the various levels of reading and how to achieve them—from elementary reading, through systematic skimming and inspectional reading, to speed reading. Readers will learn when and how to “judge a book by its cover,” and also how to X-ray it, read critically, and extract the author’s message from the text. Also included is instruction in the different techniques that work best for reading particular genres, such as practical books, imaginative literature, plays, poetry, history, science and mathematics, philosophy and social science works. Finally, the authors offer a recommended reading list and supply reading tests you can use measure your own progress in reading skills, comprehension, and speed.