Writing Your Way Through College (Print eBook Bundle) by Sheryl Fontaine,
Writing Your Way Through College (Print eBook Bundle)
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Writing Your Way Through College (Print eBook Bundle)

A Student's Guide

By Sheryl Fontaine, Cherryl Smith

Writing academic essays in college often seems mysterious to students who do not yet understand the process of developing an idea into a finished piece of reasoned prose. Writing Your Way Through College demystifies that process and enables teachers to help students “invent the university” as they reinvent themselves as proficient writers and rhetorical problem solvers. 
Writing Your Way Through College offers instructors a set of careful lessons that draw on current disciplinary knowledge in composition and rhetoric. Sheryl Fontaine and Cherryl Smith provide a classroom-centered text that guides
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Writing academic essays in college often seems mysterious to students who do not yet understand the process of developing an idea into a finished piece of reasoned prose. Writing Your Way Through College demystifies that process and enables teachers to help students “invent the university” as they reinvent themselves as proficient writers and rhetorical problem solvers. 
Writing Your Way Through College offers instructors a set of careful lessons that draw on current disciplinary knowledge in composition and rhetoric. Sheryl Fontaine and Cherryl Smith provide a classroom-centered text that guides students through progressively more complex, evidence-based writing.
Writing Your Way Through College offers students and teachers:
practical lessons on writing and learning
  • a set of assignments that build incrementally
  • a support system for new instructors
  • accessible information about college writing
  • a flexible approach to the classroom.
In a concise, readable format, Writing Your Way Through College offers insights into how individuals negotiate language communities so that students can better master the conventions and rhetorical characteristics of academic writing.  A creative and effective template for the teaching of writing, Writing Your Way Through College belongs on every shelf and in every classroom.
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Contents

 

I. Finding Your Place in College Writing

Reading and Writing for Essays 1 and 2

1. Getting Ready to Write

2. Situating Ourselves in Language

3. The Language of Wider Communication

Reading and Writing for Essays 3 and 4

4. A Map of College Writing

5. Your Own Experience as a Writer

Reading and Writing for Essays 5 and 6

6. Navigating the Conventions of Speaking and Writing

7. Interacting with Written Texts

II. Writing College Essays

8. Essay 1: Learning About Language by Observing and Listening

9. Essay 2: Learning About a Subject of Your Choice by Observing and Listening

10. Essay 3: Learning About Writing from Recollections and Memories

11. Essay 4: Learning About a Subject of Your Choice from Recollections and Memories

12. Essay 5: Learning About Academic Disciplines from Written Texts

13. Essay 6: Using Academic Texts to Inform Your Thinking

III. Resources For Writing

14. Learning from Students’ Drafts

15. Guidelines for Reading and Responding to Writers’ Drafts

16. Guidelines for Editing Final Revisions

 

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