Writing Life: A Canadian Student's Guide To Thinking, Writing And Researching by John Van RysWriting Life: A Canadian Student's Guide To Thinking, Writing And Researching by John Van Rys

Writing Life: A Canadian Student's Guide To Thinking, Writing And Researching

byJohn Van Rys, Randall Vandermey, Verne Meyer

Paperback | March 19, 2014

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Based on the successful text, The College Writer, Writing Life: A Canadian Student's Guide to Thinking, Writing, and Researching is built upon the belief that good writing is an important skill, not just for academic success, but beyond into life as well. Bringing together a rhetoric that introduces the writing process, a selection of readings, guide to doing quality research in the internet age and a handbook, these four sections offer students a comprehensive guide to writing. This edition incorporates Canadian essays, by students and professionals, critical thinking and an overall emphasis on reading as a foundation to improving one's writing skills. Between two covers Writing Life offers students a comprehensive guide to writing for postsecondary and beyond.
Dr. John Van Rys (Ph.D. Dalhousie University, M.A./B.A. University of Western Ontario) has taught composition, business writing, creative writing, and literature courses to college students for more than 25 years at Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa. He has been teaching as a full professor in the English Department at Redeemer Unive...
Title:Writing Life: A Canadian Student's Guide To Thinking, Writing And ResearchingFormat:PaperbackDimensions:720 pages, 9.06 × 7.31 × 1 inPublished:March 19, 2014Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part One: Rhetoric: A Student's Guide to Writing Chapter 1: Critical Thinking Through Reading: Viewing: and Writing Chapter 2: Beginning the Writing Process Chapter 3: Planning Chapter 4: Drafting Chapter 5: Revising Chapter 6: Editing: Proofreading: and Submitting Chapter 7: One Writer's Process Part Two: Reader: Strategies and Models Chapter 8: Forms of Academic Writing Personal WritingChapter 9: Narration: Description: and Reflection Analytical WritingChapter 10: Definition Chapter 11: Classification Chapter 12: Process Chapter 13: Comparison and Contrast Chapter 14: Cause and Effect Chapter 15: Reading Literature: A Case Study in Analysis Persuasive WritingChapter 16: Strategies for Argumentation and Persuasion Chapter 17: Taking a Position Chapter 18: Persuading Readers to Act Chapter 19: Proposing a Solution Chapter 20: Presentations Online Bonus ChaptersWriting in the SciencesTaking Essay TestsWriting for the WorkplaceWriting for the WebPart Three: Research Writing The Research and Writing ProcessChapter 21: Getting Started: From Planning Research to Evaluating Sources Chapter 22: Conducting Research: Primary: Library: Web Chapter 23: Building Credibility: Avoiding Plagiarism Chapter 24: Drafting a Paper with Documented Research Documentation StylesChapter 25: MLA Style Chapter 26: APA Style Part Four: Handbook Chapter 27: Understanding GrammarChapter 28: Constructing Sentences Chapter 29: Avoiding Sentence ErrorsChapter 30: Marking PunctuationChapter 31: Checking MechanicsChapter 32: Using the Right Word Chapter 33: Multilingual/ELL Issues