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College Writing For Dummies

Giampalmi, Joe


1. Auflage September 2022
384 Seiten, Softcover
Wiley & Sons Ltd

ISBN: 978-1-119-89503-9
John Wiley & Sons

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Transform your next college essay into an A+ masterpiece

Taking a 100-level English composition course? Just doing your best to get ready for the rigors of college-level writing? Then it's probably time you picked up College Writing For Dummies, the single greatest roadmap to writing high-quality essays, reports, and more!

This book is the ideal companion for any introductory college writing course and tracks the curriculum of a typical English Composition, College Writing, English 101, or Writing & Rhetoric course. You'll learn composition techniques, style, language, and grammar tips, and discover how to plan, write, and revise your material. You'll also get:
* Ten can't-miss resources for improving your college writing
* Strategies for revising and repairing inadequate essays on your own
* Techniques to help non-native English speakers master the challenging world of English essay writing

Full of real-world examples, lessons in essay structure, grammar, and everything in between, this book is a must-read for every incoming college freshman looking for a head start in one of the most important skills you'll need over the next few years. Grab a copy of College Writing For Dummies today.

Introduction 1

Part 1: Getting Started with College Writing 5

Chapter 1: Transitioning to Greater Expectations: College Writing 7

Chapter 2: Sailing into Safe Waters: First-Year Writing Success 21

Chapter 3: Previewing a College Writing 101 Course: Getting Schooled 35

Chapter 4: Tasting Higher Steaks: Essay Portfolio Requirements 57

Part 2: Establishing Essentials: Elements of Composing 75

Chapter 5: Planning Your Essay Success: Organization and Structure 77

Chapter 6: Determining Your Reasons for Writing: Audience and Purpose 105

Chapter 7: Showing Evidence: Thesis Support 123

Part 3: Writing with Style, Language, and Grammar 145

Chapter 8: Establishing Structure: Sentences and Paragraphs 147

Chapter 9: Scoring Personality Points: Stars of Style 165

Chapter 10: Showing Sensitivity: Language That Builds Better Societies 191

Chapter 11: Scrutinizing Your Paper for Sneaky Grammar Errors 207

Part 4: Rehearsing for Success: Planning, Writing, and Revising 237

Chapter 12: Preparing Your Persuasion: Planning, Gathering, and Organizing Information 239

Chapter 13: Getting One Done: Completing Draft One 263

Chapter 14: Rethinking and Repairing: Three-Level Revising Plan 281

Chapter 15: Finalizing for Shipment: Format and Presentation 301

Chapter 16: Reaching Out: Writing across Courses 315

Part 5: The Part of Tens 333

Chapter 17: Ten (or So) Resources for Improving College Writing 335

Chapter 18: Ten Tips for Nonnative English-Speaking College Writers 343

Chapter 19: Ten (or So) Tips for Repairing Broken Essays: DIY 351

Index 357
Joe Giampalmi, EdD, is a hall-of-fame educator who's been teaching students to mind their P's and Q's, use active voice, include Oxford commas, and support their arguments for more than 50 years. He has taught more than 100 English composition courses.