GEN1017 Critical Reasoning Skills
Using experience-driven advice and compelling articles from scores of newspaper, magazine and online writers, Feature Writing shows how award-winning journalists achieve excellence and national recognition. The Seventh Edition helps the reader cultivate vital journalistic skills through detailed coverage on creating and refining article ideas, conducting research and interviews, writing, and navigating legal and ethical questions. World-class writing examples from Pulitzer Prize feature writers, extensive updates, and timely tips from some of America’s best feature writers have made this the premier book in its field for more than three decades.
Now with engaging National Geographic images, the new edition of the Great Writing series helps students write better sentences, paragraphs, and essays. The new Foundations level meets the needs of low-level learners through practice in basic grammar, vocabulary, and spelling, while all levels feature clear explanations, student writing models, and meaningful practice opportunities. The new edition of the Great Writing series is the perfect writing solution for all learners from beginning to advanced.
About the Author
Dr. Keith Folse is a Professor of TESOL at the University of Central Florida. He is the author of 57 textbooks on a variety of subjects from grammar to vocabulary to composition, including five best-selling books in the Great Writing series by National Geographic Learning.
April Muchmore-Vokoun is a faculty member in the English for Academic Purposes Department at Hillsborough Community College (HCC) in Tampa, Florida. She has taught in intensive English, college-level, and worksite study ESL programs. Her current academic interests include reading and writing skills as well as listening-speaking strategies. Additionally, she has had extensive experience in the areas of international student advising and event programming.
Elena Vestri Solomon is currently a lecturer in the B. Ed program for future teachers in Abu Dhabi’s Emirates College for Advanced Education. She received her MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and has lived and worked in Italy, Spain, France, Hungary, Romania, Uzbekistan, and UAE. She has authored/co-authored over a dozen academic textbooks in composition, grammar, and listening/speaking/note-taking.
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.
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.