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Becoming a College Writer
First Edition   ©2019

Becoming a College Writer

A Multimedia Text

Todd Taylor

  • ISBN-10: 0-312-48640-5; ISBN-13: 978-0-312-48640-2; Format: Paper Text, 544 pages

A Note to Students: On Becoming a College Writer

Preface for Instructors

Pathways

Part I: Rhetoric

Lesson 1 Writing: Clarify your definition of writing.

Essentials Video ~ Why ~ How ~ Exercises

Lesson 2 Writer: See yourself as a writer.

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Lesson 3 Audience: Understand and interact with your audience.

Essentials Video ~ Why ~ How ~ Exercises

Lesson 4 Topic: Write about a topic that matters to you.

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Part II: Context

Lesson 5 Prompt: Answer the assignment prompt and respond to the grading rubric.

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Lesson 6 Evidence: Support your writing with evidence.

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Lesson 7 Genres: Analyze and compare genres to meet audience expectations.

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Lesson 8 Discipline: Understand that a discipline is a methodology applied to a subject.

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Lesson 9 Media: Select the appropriate media for your context, and use it appropriately.

Essentials Video ~ Why ~ How ~ Exercises

Part III: Process

Lesson 10 Planning: Plan your writing process.

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Lesson 11 Brainstorming: Develop a brainstorming strategy.

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Lesson 12 Researching: Research before you draft and cite as you research.

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Lesson 13 Organizing: Organize your preliminary writing according to patterns.

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Lesson 14 Drafting: Generate momentum in your first draft and keep going.

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Lesson 15 Revising: Revise Repeatedly from Feedback.\

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Lesson 16 Proofreading: Use professional proofreading techniques to help you find errors.

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Lesson 17 Publishing: Format your writing with pride and purpose.

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Lesson 18 Reflecting: Reflect on each completed assignment, in writing.

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Part IV: Conventions

Lesson 19 Thesis: Focus your thesis through evidence and research.

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Lesson 20 Introductions and Conclusions: Design the right introduction and conclusion.

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Lesson 21 Paragraphs: Develop your paragraphs and pack them with evidence and detail.

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Lesson 22 Sentences: Develop your own active, economic style.

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Lesson 23 Grammar: Learn from your grammatical mistakes and don’t be intimidated.

23.1 Why you should learn from your grammatical mistakes and not be intimidated.

23.2 Punctuation, Grammar, and Mechanics A-Z

Lesson 24 Citation: Approach citation as a research tool, not as a threat.

24.1 Why you should approach citation as a research tool, not as a threat

24.2 Citation Mechanics A-Z

Part V: Writers like you

Lesson 25 Student Interviews & Sample Papers: Learn from the moves other writers make.

25.1 Why you should study the moves other writers make.

25.2 How to learn from the moves other writers make.

Interview A Nanaissa: Undeclared major

Student Paper A Problem-Solution paper

Interview B Kendra: Environmental Sciences major

Student Paper B Scientific Journal Paper

Interview C Deonta: Sociology Major

Student Paper C Sociology Paper

Interview D Nicole: English Major

Student Paper D Literary Analysis

Interview E Vinh-Thuy: Chemistry Major

Student Paper E: Multimedia Self-Reflection Essay

Interview F Dan: English Major

Student Paper F: Video Essay

Index