Writing for Success is adapted from a work produced by a publisher who has requested that they and the original author not receive attribution. This adapted edition is produced by the University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing through the eLearning Support Initiative. Writing for Success is a text that provides instruction in steps, builds writing, reading, and critical thinking, and combines comprehensive grammar review with an introduction to paragraph writing and composition.
Beginning with the sentence and its essential elements, this book addresses each concept with clear, concise and effective examples that are immediately reinforced with exercises and opportunities to demonstrate, and reinforce, learning. Each chapter allows your students to demonstrate mastery of the principles of quality writing. With its incremental approach, it can address a range of writing levels and abilities, helping each student in your course prepare for their next writing or university course. Constant reinforcement is provided through examples and exercises, and the text involves students in the learning process through reading, problem-solving, practicing, listening, and experiencing the writing process.
Each chapter also has integrated examples that unify the discussion and form a common, easy-to-understand basis for discussion and exploration. This will put your students at ease, and allow for greater absorption of the material.
Tips for effective writing are included in every chapter, as well. Thought-provoking scenarios provide challenges and opportunities for collaboration and interaction. These exercises are especially helpful if you incorporate group work in your course. Clear exercises teach sentence and paragraph writing skills that lead to common English composition and research essays.
- No image available1: Introduction to Writing
- No image available2: Writing Basics: What Makes a Good Sentence?
- No image available3: Punctuation
- No image available4: Working with Words: Which Word Is Right?
- No image available5: Help for English Language Learners
- No image available6: Writing Paragraphs: Separating Ideas and Shaping Content
- No image available7: Refining Your Writing: How Do I Improve My Writing Technique?
- No image available8: The Writing Process: How Do I Begin?
- No image available9: Writing Essays: From Start to Finish
- No image available10: Rhetorical Modes
- No image available11: Writing from Research: What Will I Learn?
- No image available12: Writing a Research Paper
- No image available13: APA and MLA Documentation and Formatting
- No image available14: Creating Presentations: Sharing Your Ideas
- No image available15: Readings: Examples of Essays
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