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Thinking on the page : a college student's guide to effective writing

Author
Hyman, Gwen, author.
Title
Thinking on the page : a college student's guide to effective writing / Gwen Hyman & Martha Schulman.
Format
Book
Published
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2015]
©2015
Description
327 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Other contributors
Schulman, Martha, author.
Portion of title
College student's guide to effective writing
Notes
Includes index.
Contents
  • Introduction: Anyone can learn to write
  • Reading
  • Reading (writing)
  • Doing analysis
  • What is an essay?
  • Asking questions, generating ideas
  • Idea threads
  • Discovery drafts
  • Working with your discovery draft
  • Claim drafts
  • Assessing and working with your claim draft
  • Research
  • Final drafts
  • Appendix. The final polish.
Summary
"To present powerful ideas effectively in your college essays, you need to break away from rigid rules and structures and start thinking on the page. With this book, you'll learn how to actively engage with a text, analyze it, draw informed conclusions, and then make solid claims about what you have observed. Thinking on the Page will also help you: think critically about what you're reading and draw questions and ideas directly from the text; approach your essay as a story rather than a formula; work through your ideas by graphing, listing, charting, and drawing; incorporate relevant outside research; edit your final essay and polish it to perfection"--Back cover.
Subject headings
English language--Rhetoric--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Essay--Authorship--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Academic writing--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Genre heading
Handbooks and manuals.
ISBN
9781599638690 pbk. : $19.99
159963869X pbk.
Standard Identifier
035313661440

Holdings

Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
PE1408 .H96 2015
Location
Stacks
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