Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition by Tanya Long BennettContribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition by Tanya Long Bennett

Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition

EditorTanya Long Bennett

Paperback | August 11, 2015

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In response to the Affordable Learning Georgia initiative, Dr. Tanya Bennett and ten colleagues from the University of North Georgia have written Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year Composition. This peer reviewed textbook, published by the University of North Georgia Press, combines a composition rhetoric manual with grammar and documentation instruction and resources, components that can be flexibly arranged to fit instructors’ classroom plans. It includes standard rhetoric instruction, information and practice for Standard English Grammar, and guidelines for the four most common documentation styles. Its reader compiles essays written for English 1101, focused for thematic discussion and selected for use in rhetorical analysis. The textbook also includes a glossary of pertinent terms and ancillary instructor resources.
Its contents include Reading Critically/Engaging the Material; Rhetorical Situations; Effective Argument; Introductions and Conclusions; Logic of Assertion, Evidence, and Interpretation; Documentation; Visual Rhetoric; Multi-Modality; Inter-disciplinary Writing; and Grammar.

Tanya Long Bennett is a professor of English at University of North Georgia, where she has taught for thirteen years. She earned her PhD in English at University of Tennessee. Her research focuses on twentieth and twenty-first century fiction, as well as gender studies.
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Title:Contribute a Verse: A Guide to First Year CompositionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:August 11, 2015Publisher:University of North Florida (Jacksonville)Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1940771218

ISBN - 13:9781940771212

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 - Reading Critically/Engaging the MaterialChapter 2 - Rhetorical Situation(s)2.1 Communication Models 72.2 Purpose and GenreChapter 3 - Effective Argument3.1 Pathos, Logos, and Ethos3.2 Determining and Articulating an Effective Thesis3.3 Structuring an Argument3.4 The Importance of Audience3.5 Strategies for Paragraphing3.6 Generating a Constructive ToneChapter 4 - What's in Your Writing Tackle Box? 4.1 The Allure of Titles4.2 Using a Lead to Hook Your Reader4.3 Baiting: Utilizing the Logic of Assertion, Evidence, and Interpretation,4.4 Casting Cohesion and Coherence4.5 Netting Your Reader with a Satisfying Ending4.6 Essay Evaluation Checklist4.7 Samples Essays by Professional Authors 4.8 Sample Student EssaysChapter 5 - Integrating Sources into Your Writing5.1 Gathering Your Sources5.2 Knowing Your Sources5.3 Evaluating Your Sources5.4 Reading and Organizing Effectively5.5 Summarizing, Paraphrasing, and Quoting5.6 Avoiding Plagiarism5.7 Using Signal or Tag Words and PhrasesChapter 6 - Documenting Sources6.1 The Purpose of Citing Sources 6.2 Collecting Sources 6.3 Documenting Sources 6.4 Sample Student Research Paper in MLA Style Chapter 7 - Researched Writing 7.1 The Annotated Bibliography7.2 The Critique7.3 The Research Paper ProspectusChapter 8 - Communicating Outside the Box8.1 Visual Rhetoric 8.2 Multi-Modal CommunicationChapter 9 - Writing About Literature9.1 Why?9.2 How To Chapter 10 - Writing in the Social and Physical Sciences10.1 The Experimental or "Lab Report"10.2 Abstract 10.3 Introduction 10.4 Methods 10.5 Results 10.6 Discussion10.7 Posters Chapter 11 - Themes for Writing11.1 Identity Stereotypes in the Media11.2 DystopiaChapter 12 - Grammar Handbook12.1 The Subject and the Predicate 12.2 Nouns and Verbs12.3 Useful, Helpful, Descriptive-Adjectives12.4 Inevitably, Adverbs12.5 The Personal Pronouns 12.6 Prepositions12.7 Conjunctions and Compounds12.8 Verbs and Complements 12.9 Clauses and Sentences 12.10 Relative Clauses 12.11 More on Verbs 12.12 Interjections and the Parts of Speech12.13 Nominal Clauses12.14 Verbals 12.15 More on Nouns12.16 A Brief Review of Punctuation