Keys for Writers

A Brief Handbook
Author: Ann Raimes
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: 9780395701119
Category: Creative writing
Page: 406
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This concise composition handbook offers innovative design features that make it the most accessible tabbed handbook available: moveable KeyTabs that allow students to personalize the book, a menu-driven Key to the Book, and color-coded divider tabs to help students find information quickly. Complete coverage of grammar and the writing, research, and documentation processes are complemented by helpful multilingual/ESL material, Writing Across the Curriculum elements, and The 5Cs of Style. In recent years, technology has touched every aspect of writing and research and the Third Edition of Keys for Writers keeps pace with students' changing needs. This thorough revision now offers a full-color design; substantial new material on evaluating sources and the use of technology for research and writing; expanded coverage of writing online and document design; the most up-to-date MLA, APA, CMS, CBE, and CGOS guidelines; integrated ESL resources; and an expanded section on argument. New! A new Part 5, Technology: For Communication, Document Design, and Work, presents the latest information on writing for online readers, e-mail discussion lists, and chatrooms. Ample illustrations--including a sample student web site and an online scannable resume--and easy-to-understand explanations address web site and document design as well as work-related documents. New! The new full-color design highlights important information and clearly depicts web graphics, charts, and other visuals. New! Completely up-to-date documentation coverage features the latest MLA and APA styles, as updated on their respective web sites, the Columbia Guide to Online Style, many new student examples, and a new student paper. Two rows of color-coded divider tabs aid students in finding information quickly. Red tabs (Parts 1-5) cover whole paper issues: the writing process, research and documentation, online and business writing, and document design. Gold tabs (Parts 6-10) cover sentence-level issues such as usage, grammar, punctuation, and mechanics. Color-coded Key to the Book, an initial menu page, aligns the table of contents with the divider tabs to help students flip directly to the part they need. Its colors correspond to those of the divider tabs. Unique moveable KeyTabs serve as bookmarks, extended margins, or note cards, and enable students to customize the book for quick access to the information they decide they need most. Key Points boxes present concise summaries and checklists to highlight vital information and encourage the development of editing and critical-thinking skills. New! Updated and expanded information includes a new section on evaluating sources, a new source list for 24 disciplines, compiled in consultation with 19 college librarians, and a thoroughly revised section on the process of writing a research paper. New! The expanded Writing an Argument section includes a sample student argument paper on telemarketing. Students learn to formulate an argument, support it with evidence, and address opposing views. New! Content changes and additions include integrated ESL coverage throughout, and increased emphasis on style, critical thinking, and writing across the curriculum.

Pocket Keys for Writers, Spiral bound Version


Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305972112
Category: Education
Page: 304
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POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS gives students big writing help in a small package. This indispensable pocket-style handbook covers the essentials of the writing process within a framework for critical thinking that helps students make decisions about audience, purpose, voice, and medium. It takes students through the research process, includes the mechanics of writing and using punctuation, and explains the evaluation and documentation of both print and electronic source materials. Concise, up-to-date, and practical, the book is designed to help students find the material they need easily and quickly. The sixth edition features Key Examples: three new extended examples to help students think critically about rhetorical contexts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Keys for Writers (with 2016 MLA Update Card)


Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
ISBN: 9781337284370
Category: Education
Page: 704
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KEYS FOR WRITERS is a valuable resource for students in all disciplines throughout their college careers and beyond. The authors' concise presentation of key concepts, such as the writing process, critical thinking, grammar fundamentals, and integration and acknowledgment of sources, can help students in all college disciplines as well as in the workplace. Each student text is packaged with a free Cengage Essential Reference Card to the MLA HANDBOOK, Eighth Edition.

Keys for Writers


Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337516007
Category: Education
Page: 736
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Packed with examples and step-by-step guidelines, KEYS FOR WRITERS, 8th Edition, equips readers with tools for effective writing in college and well into their careers and future community work. The text is known for its concise yet thorough explanations, excellent writing samples, and unique difference, not deficit approach to ESL. It is thoroughly updated to reflect 2016 MLA guidelines and includes Key Examples to help readers apply its signature Critical Thinking Framework to reading, source evaluation, source synthesis, and revision. A new Assignment Guide: Keys to Common Genres provides brief, step-by-step writing instructions for fifteen common genres that readers might encounter in their academic and professional careers. The text also highlights the importance of writing to a variety of careers, such as nursing, accounting, law, and IT. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides, Spiral bound Version


Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285966007
Category: Education
Page: 736
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KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS is a valuable resource for users who are in college and in the workplace. The authors' concise presentation clarifies key concepts, such as the writing process, critical thinking, grammar fundamentals, and integration and acknowledgment of sources. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Universal Keys for Writers

With 2009 MLA Update Card
Author: Ann Raimes,Maria Jerskey
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495899969
Category: Education
Page: 944
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With superior accessibility, clear organization, and comprehensive content, Universal Keys is the easiest-to-use text in the hardback handbook market. Appealing to diverse classrooms, the book includes "Worlds of Writing" boxes on language diversity, an ESL chapter, "The Guide to Language Transfer Errors," and integrated ESL Notes. The respectful, inclusive approach displays an awareness of language diversity issues and reflects the varying backgrounds of students. Lively Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) exercises engage students with high-interest topics from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences. Clear style coverage with the popular "5 C's of Style" (Cut, Check for Action, Connect, Commit, and Choose the Best Words) helps students to submit their best work. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.

Keys to Becoming a Better Writer

How to Easily Improve Your Writing Skills
Author: Iria Lopez Teijeiro
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781502384461
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 194
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Do you dream of becoming a professional writer? Want to increase your writing productivity? Want to discover how to organize your writing, how to write better dialogue or how to create realistic characters? Want to learn how to write short films? Want to know what to do with your manuscript once you have finished writing? On the occasion of the third anniversary of Literautas' blog, we have revised our best posts to compile them into a book where we give you the keys to motivate yourself during your writing sessions. Here is a detailed list of what you'll find in it: Chapter 1 - Inspiration and Productivity: Find out how to make the most of your inspiration and get ready to become a professional writer. Chapter 2 - Writing Skills: Discover the keys to improving your writing, explained step by step. Chapter 3 - Narrator and Point of View: Learn about the different types of narrators to find out which is most appropriate to tell your story. Chapter 4 - How to Write Dialogue: Make the most of dialogue to add life to your story. Chapter 5 - Creating Characters: From the characters' name to their dramatic arc. Learn how to create deep and realistic characters. Chapter 6 - How to Write the Script for a Short Film: Discover how to create the script for a short film, from the initial idea to the writing of the literary script. In short, 'Keys to Becoming a Better Writer' is an exhaustive writing book that will hopefully help you further improve your writing in an easy and funny way.

Keys for Writers

A Brief Handbook
Author: Ann Raimes,Norton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780176073084
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 420
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Keys to Great Writing

Mastering the Elements of Composition and Revision
Author: Stephen Wilbers,Faith Sullivan
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
ISBN: 9781440345807
Category: English language
Page: 288
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"Mastering the elements of composition and revision"--Cover.

Pocket Keys for Writers, Documentation Update


Author: Ann Raimes
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111829438
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 312
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Give students big writing help in a small package with POCKET KEYS FOR WRITERS. This indispensable pocket-style handbook addresses the essentials of the writing process. It takes students through the research process, includes the mechanics of writing and using punctuation, and explains the evaluation and documentation of both print and electronic source materials. Concise, up-to-date, and practical, this edition is easier to use than ever before with a new full-color design that helps students find the material they need easily and quickly when they need it. Renowned for her work in ESL instruction, author Ann Raimes provides useful Language and Culture boxes throughout the text as well as a dedicated ESL section covering issues of culture, varieties of English, and Standard Written English in relation to the vernacular. This edition has been updated to reflect the latest documentation guidelines from MLA (2009), APA (2010) and CMS (2010). Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Cengage Guide to Research


Author: Susan K. Miller-Cochran,Rochelle L. Rodrigo
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305646398
Category: Education
Page: 432
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Help students develop the research skills they need for success in academic, career, and everyday situations with THE CENGAGE GUIDE TO RESEARCH, 3rd Edition. Recognizing that technology is a part of daily life, the authors show students how to apply the research skills they use every day (buying a car or choosing a cell phone plan, for example) to academic and professional settings. Annotated student samples, research scenarios, and Techno Tips illustrate the how and why of researching and engage students with key research technologies important to success. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Structuring Your Novel

Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story
Author: K. M. Weiland
Publisher: Lightning Source Incorporated
ISBN: 9780985780401
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 324
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Acclaim for "Structuring Your Novel" "I have long wished for a book like this. "Structuring Your Novel" is so much more than a writing craft book-it's a recipe to help writers structure a deep, meaningful journey for their hero that will captivate readers from beginning to end."-Angela Ackerman, Author of "The Emotion Thesaurus" "There is absolute gold in this book-and I am grateful that the author has a real talent for distilling some of the somewhat clunky information found elsewhere, into really simple-to-understand and easy-to-follow techniques."-Robert Scanlon "This book shows a writer how to structure their novel from beginning to end in a no-nonsense manner. It's fast and easy reading, and MAKES SENSE "-Carrie C. Spencer About the Book Is Structure the Hidden Foundation of All Successful Stories? Why do some stories work and others don't? The answer is "structure." In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestselling "Outlining Your Novel," you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story's major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel's pacing and progression. "Structuring Your Novel" will show you: How to determine the best techniques for empowering your unique and personal vision for your story. How to identify common structural weaknesses and flip them around into stunning strengths. How to eliminate saggy middles by discovering your "centerpiece." Why you should NEVER include conflict in every scene. How to discover the questions you "don't" want readers asking about your plot-and then how to get them to ask the right questions. Story structure has enabled countless bestselling and classic authors. Now it's your turn More Praise for "Structuring Your Novel" "K.M. Weiland delivers another exceptional resource for writers-offering practical guidance on everything from crafting a book's hook to its resolution."-Elizabeth Spann Craig, Author of the Myrtle Clover Mysteries ""Structuring Your Novel" will give you the blueprint for making your story more powerful. I'm taking this one with me to my desert island "-Jennifer Ibarra "After finishing the book, I reviewed my own writing and was easily able to see where the story wasn't working, understand why it wasn't, and figure out what I needed to do to fix it."-Abby Geiger More storytelling assistance from K.M. Weiland: Outlining Your Novel: Map Your Way to Success-Can outlining help you write a better story?

Points of Departure

A Collection of Contemporary Essays
Author: Michelle J. Brazier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781133068020
Category: English language
Page: 325
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Ignore Everybody

and 39 Other Keys to Creativity
Author: Hugh MacLeod
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101057728
Category: Self-Help
Page: 176
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When Hugh MacLeod was a struggling young copywriter, living in a YMCA, he started to doodle on the backs of business cards while sitting at a bar. Those cartoons eventually led to a popular blog - gapingvoid.com - and a reputation for pithy insight and humor, in both words and pictures. MacLeod has opinions on everything from marketing to the meaning of life, but one of his main subjects is creativity. How do new ideas emerge in a cynical, risk-averse world? Where does inspiration come from? What does it take to make a living as a creative person? Now his first book, Ignore Everyone, expands on his sharpest insights, wittiest cartoons, and most useful advice. A sample: *Selling out is harder than it looks. Diluting your product to make it more commercial will just make people like it less. *If your plan depends on you suddenly being "discovered" by some big shot, your plan will probably fail. Nobody suddenly discovers anything. Things are made slowly and in pain. *Don't try to stand out from the crowd; avoid crowds altogether. There's no point trying to do the same thing as 250,000 other young hopefuls, waiting for a miracle. All existing business models are wrong. Find a new one. *The idea doesn't have to be big. It just has to be yours. The sovereignty you have over your work will inspire far more people than the actual content ever will. After learning MacLeod's 40 keys to creativity, you will be ready to unlock your own brilliance and unleash it on the world. From the Hardcover edition.

Keys for Writers with Assignment Guides


Author: Ann Raimes,Susan K. Miller-Cochran
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781305633834
Category: Education
Page: 655
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KEYS FOR WRITERS WITH WRITING ASSIGNMENTS is a valuable resource for users who are in college and in the workplace. The authors' concise presentation clarifies key concepts, such as the writing process, critical thinking, grammar fundamentals, and integration and acknowledgment of sources.

Rules for Writers


Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312647360
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 672
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Offers advice on the writing process, with information on clarity, grammar, punctuation, mechanics, document design, research, MLA style, APA style, and the challenges of multilingual writers.

The Open Handbook

Keys for Writers
Author: Ann Raimes,Maria Jerskey
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780495899549
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 624
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This mid-sized reference combines in-depth coverage of good writing, research, and grammar skills with an abundance of exercises--all at an affordable price. Written in the accessible style that made Keys for Writers a success, this engaging text addresses such current topics as ESL learning, visual literacy, and writing beyond college, encouraging students to keep this handbook open. Four-color coverage of visual rhetoric and document design--unique in this market--sets this handbook apart. Students learn how to visually convey ideas through a variety of media such as tables, web sites, and PowerPoint slides. In addition, they benefit from Raimes' signature "differences, not deficits" coverage of multilingual perspectives. Students receive the most up-to-date information on MLA documentation with the enclosed tri-fold card providing NEW 2009 MLA Handbook formats.