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School Writing/Real World [electronic resource]

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Previews the series, introducing key topics and showing how the classroom is a natural link to writing in the career world. Interviews people in different fields, from police work to music, who utilize writing consistently in their work. Discusses the fact that good jobs require writing skills, research skills are not limited to school work, and one should think critically beyond textbooks.
Online
2000
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Finding Something to Say [electronic resource]

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Introduces the writing process including invention, drafting and revision.
Online
2000
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Description [electronic resource]

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Discusses description, its importance to solid writing, and its use in everyday life and, in particular, in different professions. Examines how description is used on the job, interviewing a variety of professionals, from a police officer to a football coach.
Online
2000
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Reading as a Writer [electronic resource]

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Explains the necessity of reading in order to prepare for writing, and explores how extensive reading broadens a writer's abilities. Discusses how to read critically in order to gain practical and creative benefits from the material.
Online
2000
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Narrative Writing [electronic resource]

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Discusses the importance of narration in academic, professional and creative writing. Examines theme, theses and focus in relation to writing.
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2000
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Voice [electronic resource]

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Explores the definition of voice and how to select a voice for a piece of writing based on what the writer hopes to accomplish.
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2000
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Process Analysis [electronic resource]

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Discusses "how to" writing, defining it, describing when it is utilized, and explaining how to do it. Explains that clear description is essential to process analysis writing, as is concise language.
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2000
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Revision [electronic resource]

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Explores revision and why it constitutes an integral part of good writing.
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2000
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Writing Under Pressure [electronic resource]

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Discusses how the skills learned in English composition can help in timed-writing situations ranging from essay exams to on-the-job deadlines.
Online
2000
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Freewriting and Generating [electronic resource]

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Explores ways to generate ideas and overcome writer's block, with advice from composition instructors and people who use the techniques in their daily work.
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2000
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Computers in Composition [electronic resource]

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Explores how computers are changing the way people read, research, organize, draft and revise. Explains how they promote collaboration in distance learning environments.
Online
2000
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Organizing Devices [electronic resource]

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Discusses pre-writing strategies such as outlining, clustering and listing. Explains how to organize a paper from the thesis, to the topic sentence to ordering paragraphs.
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2000
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Comparison and Contrast [electronic resource]

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Explains the use of comparison and contrast during the invention and drafting stages of writing. Also defines the role of critical thinking and other strategies to generate ideas for writing.
Online
2000
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Peer Feedback [electronic resource]

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Explains the importance of sharing writing with peers, and how revision work in a group setting produces documents of higher quality.
Online
2000
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Definition [electronic resource]

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Explores different kinds of definition, from self-definition to technical definitions in engineering and science courses. Explains how to define terms through description and other strategies.
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2000
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Collaborative Writing [electronic resource]

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Discusses how writers work together to produce documents, and why team researching, drafting, writing and revising is advantageous in all workplaces, not only in academia.
Online
2000
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Persuasion [electronic resource]

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Explores persuasive writing, outlining how and when to use it as discussed by teachers, political activists, journalists, advertising executives and others.
Online
2000
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Reading as a Thinker [electronic resource]

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Discusses the importance of reading challenging materials and learning how to summarize, paraphrase, restate, and challenge the author's words.
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2000
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Argument [electronic resource]

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Examines the formal argument, or, writing a thesis sentence and supporting it with evidence, which comprises the basis for most academic papers.
Online
2000
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Quotes and Citations [electronic resource]

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Explores the correct way to cite sources, how to paraphrase without plagiarizing, and proper summation skills.
Online
2000