Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas by Travis J. KollBetter Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas by Travis J. Koll

Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas

byTravis J. Koll

Paperback | May 4, 2012

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Using casual language and a straightforward approach, Better Writing: Beyond Periods and Commas provides students with an easy-to-read and effective guide for developing their writing skills. Rather than intimidate and overwhelm novice writers with vast sets of rules, Travis Koll utilizes simple and relatable explanations and examples to demystify the writing process. Armed with this better understanding, one that reaches far beyond the mere mechanics of punctuation and grammar, students can begin to recognize the true nature and significance of writing, its potential impact on their readers, and the importance of their voices in their communities and the world.
T.J. Koll is an author and college writing instructor originally from California's San Joaquin Valley. When not grading papers or penning books, he can usually be found spending time with his lovely wife or chasing after his spirited two-year-old son.
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Title:Better Writing: Beyond Periods and CommasFormat:PaperbackDimensions:126 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.32 inPublished:May 4, 2012Publisher:R&L EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1610485882

ISBN - 13:9781610485883

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAbout the AuthorDedicationAcknowledgementsIntroduction: The Teacher's PerspectiveChapter 1: About Those Commas and PeriodsChapter 2: Development: Writing Beyond the FactsChapter 3: Internet ResearchChapter 4: Computers and CompositionChapter 5: The Writing ProcessChapter 6: Thesaurus NightmaresChapter 7: Introduction and ConclusionsChapter 8: That Elusive "Flow"Chapter 9: Argumentative WritingConclusion: Why Writing Matters

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Better Writing is an engaging book, written in a conversational and respectful way. There is no condescension. It is a matter-of-fact manual that helps students understand the complexity of college writing.