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- DescriptionThis invative paragraph-to-essay level rhetoric teaches the writing process and techlogy-related skills that students need to be competent, successful participants in both college and the professional community. To highlight the recursive nature of writing, the authors continually refer students back to earlier sections of the text--reinforcing the complete writing process with each new topic. To encourage computer competency, students learn about word processing, email, Internet sites, chat rooms, MOOs, web page development, and specialized software.Divided into 14 paired chapters, Writing.com covers topics such as how to generate and organize ideas, limit the main topic, consider point of view, avoid sexist language, and identify rhetorical patterns. Each chapter features one theme of relevance to students' lives including We Are All Writers, He Said/She Said, I Kw This About Computers, and Music: The Universal Language. Computer and writing activities appear throughout and are based on the latest neuroscientific research on learning. In addition, these activities are both varied and flexible--allowing instructors to customize the course according to campus resources, as well as their students' personal computers and technical skills.The accompanying textbook web site provides students with additional guidance, activities, reading selections, and links to other web resources.A vast range of optional computer activities may be assigned to students based on available resources. These activities include creating clusters using Microsoft Word, accessing Dolphinville.com (a free, web-based program for developmental writers) to complete writing exercises, visiting chatrooms, and creating a personal web page for potential employers.Go To sections provide URLs for numerous web sites that offer writing guidance, plus research and writing opportunities.Help Screen features throughout offer guidance on topics such as searching on the Internet, revising on a word processor, and using email.Marginal antations help instructors plan classes and homework assignments.
- Author BiographyJanet N. Zadina, Ph.D is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Tulane University School of Medicine, Department of Neurology. She is a cognitive neuroscientist and former community college instructor of reading and English. She has conducted award-winning research on the neurobiology of dyslexia. She is an internationally known speaker on brain research and instruction and author of several books and articles in the fields of science and education. Her background as a teacher and reading specialist, along with her neuroimaging of dyslexia experience in the lab, serves her in her passionate devotion to developmental reading students. She sees reading instruction through the eyes of a teacher and a scientist. Because research shows that students who learn about their brain become higher achievers than those who don't, she is passionate about the importance of educating students as well as teachers about the brain. She is the 2011 winner of the Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award given to an outstanding neuroscientist who has made a significant impact in informing the public about neuroscience. She is also a CLADEA Fellow, which recognized her lifetime achievement in helping college developmental students. She is a member of Society for Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Language Society, National Association for Developmental Education, and College Reading and Learning Association. Susan Halter is a writing professor at Delgado Community College.
- Author(s)Janet Nay Zadina,Susan Halter
- PublisherCengage Learning, Inc
- Date of Publication28/11/2002
- SubjectUsage & Writing Guides
- Place of PublicationBoston
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintHoughton Mifflin
- Weight776 g
- Width217 mm
- Height276 mm
- Spine11 mm
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