Successful College Writing, Brief Edition with 2016 MLA Update, 6th Edition

Book Description

THIS TITLE HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE 2016 MLA UPDATES! Our editorial team has updated this text based on content from The MLA Handbook, 8th Edition. Browse our catalog or contact your representative for a full listing of updated titles and packages, or to request a custom ISBN.Kathleen T. McWhorter’s unique visual approach, with support for both reading and , helps students at any level of preparedness become successful college writers. The sixth edition of Successful College Writing builds on its beloved, proven visual tools, such as graphic organizers, flowcharts, and new graphic Guided Writing Assignments, with engaging professional, , and student readings in the most commonly assigned rhetorical modes. In response to instructor and student feedback, the new edition has been thoughtfully streamlined and redesigned.The new edition is enhanced by LaunchPad for Successful College Writing, an online course space of pre-built featuring adaptive LearningCurve activities that help students hone their understanding of reading and writing.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Reading, Writing, and Learning for College Success
Chapter 1. Succeeding in College
Chapter 2. Writing in College
Chapter 3. Reading and Responding to Text
Chapter 4. Thinking Critically about Text and Visuals

Part 2: Strategies for Writing Essays
Chapter 5. Prewriting: How to Find and Focus Ideas
Chapter 6. Developing and Supporting a Thesis
Chapter 7. Drafting an Essay
Chapter 8. Writing Effective Paragraphs
Chapter 9. Revising Content and
Chapter 10. Editing Sentences and Words

Part 3: Patterns of Development
Chapter 11. An Introduction to Patterns of Development
Chapter 12. Narration: Recounting Events
Chapter 13. Description: Portraying People, Places, and Things
Chapter 14. Illustration: Explaining with Examples
Chapter 15. Process : Explaining How Something Works or Is Done
Chapter 16. Comparison and Contrast: Showing Similarities and Differences
Chapter 17. Classification and Division: Explaining Categories and Parts
Chapter 18. Definition: Explaining What You Mean
Chapter 19. Cause and Effect: Using Reasons and Results to Explain

Part 4: Reading and Writing Arguments
Chapter 20. Reading Arguments
Chapter 21. Writing Arguments

Part 5: Writing with Sources
Chapter 22. Planning a Research and Evaluating Sources
Chapter 23. Finding Sources, Taking Notes, and Synthesizing
Chapter 24. Drafting, Revising, and Formatting a Research Project

Part 6: Academic and Business Applications
Chapter 25. Reading and Writing about Literature
Chapter 26. Essay Examinations and Portfolios
Chapter 27. Multimedia Presentations and Business Writing

Book Details

  • Title: Successful College Writing, Brief Edition with 2016 MLA Update, 6th Edition
  • Author:
  • Length: 800 pages
  • Edition: 6
  • Language: English
  • Publisher:
  • Publication Date: 2016-08-09
  • ISBN-10: 1319087752
  • ISBN-13: 9781319087753
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