Keys For Writers

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  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Copyright: 03/22/2004
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
  • Newer Edition

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The best handbook is the one that students will use. Now available in a Fourth Edition, Keys for Writers continues to build on this formula for success. In addition to offering students the clearest organization and most accessible, user-friendly features of any tabbed handbook, Keys for Writers maintains its hallmark strengths: color-coded tabs that further simplify navigation; thorough coverage of grammar in one convenient section; unique KeyTabs, which are moveable note cards and bookmarks; a wealth of convenient Key Points summary boxes throughout; concise, student-oriented writing style; and an extensive index. Three main enhancements set the Fourth Edition of Keys for Writers apart from the previous editions and other handbooks. It has been thoroughly updated throughout, offering the latest coverage of research, documentation, document design, and writing online. It includes many lively new student writing samples throughout, such as demonstrations of the writing process, workplace and job search writing, and the research paper using MLA documentation style. Lastly, it contains a greatly expanded and improved section on argumentation, including a full sample argument paper. Highly accessible, clear organization features a convenient two-part navigation facilitated by laminated, color-coded tabs (red tabs for writing process topics and gold tabs for sentence-level issues). Easy navigation encourages repeated use with such unique features as KeyTabs; numerous Key Points summary boxes; and the most extensive Glossary of Usage, Glossary of Grammatical Terms, and Index in any tabbed handbook Superior ESL material promotes a "difference, not deficit" approach and integrates a wealth of support, including Language and Culture boxes, Guide to Language Transfer Errors, a section on "false friends" (confusing cognates), and ESL Notes throughout the text. New! Outstanding style coverage, featuring simple, direct instruction throughout, now includes sections on personal presence, appropriate and consistent tone, and revising for style, with a sample student draft. The popular 5 C's of Style guide students toward more engaging writing. Emphasis on critical reading and critical thinking enlivens the discussions of the writing process, argument, and research. Updated! Thoroughly revised research chapter presents a significant new section devoted to avoiding plagiarism and helps students focus on the need to develop analytical skills. Motivating information on writing for work offers new model documents for help with job search and workplace writing.

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