GEN1017 Critical Reasoning Skills
Senior Text Types: A Writing Guide for Students has been fully revised to provide a ready reference tool for students, teachers and parents to assist in the production of over 30 different types of written texts.
Like its predecessor, the third edition of A”cademic Writing for Graduate Students “explains understanding the intended audience, the purpose of the paper, and academic genres; includes the use of task-based methodology, analytic group discussion, and genre consciousness-raising; shows how to write summaries and critiques; features Language Focus sections that address linguistic elements as they affect the wider rhetorical objectives; and helps students position themselves as junior scholars in their academic communities. Among the many changes in the third edition: *newer, longer, and more authentic texts and examples*greater discipline variety in texts (added texts from hard sciences and engineering)*more in-depth treatment of research articles*greater emphasis on vocabulary issues*revised flow-of-ideas section*additional tasks that require students to do their own research*more corpus-informed content*binding that allows the book to lay flat when open. The Commentary (teacher’s notes and key) (978-0-472-03506-9) has been revised expanded.
Engaging Questions takes a practical approach to composing, with a view that good writing occurs in the context of critical thinking. By using a consistent methodology that prompts students to learn and practice “the art of questioning,” Engaging Questions presents writing as one essential part of the critical thinking whole, ultimately empowering students to become skilled thinkers and confident writers. In combination with CONNECT Composition, integrated and paired with Blackboard, the program offers a powerful and unique print and digital solution for those looking for a new, more current rhetoric.
Read, Think, Write: Strategies for Essay Writing is a fresh and authoritative book created for the essay-level composition course. Lifting the curtain on the key debates in academic writing, Almonte invites students to create sophisticated essays by bringing in outside sources, using traditional structures at their disposal, and writing accurately – and by thinking critically about how and why they must write. Based on research into the specific needs of Canadian composition instructors, Richard Almonte’s approach emphasizes the development of portable, generic skills related to critical reading and writing. Read, Think, Write: Strategies for Essay Writing amplifies the academic content of communication courses with increased coverage of such topics as explaining and persuading strategies, and the role of research in writing. It is uniquely designed to give students the tools to communicate effectively in their academic work, tools that they will carry with them in their professional work.