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Supplemental Exercises for Foundations First with Readings

Supplemental Exercises for Foundations First with Readings Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9780312583712
Release 2011-07-28
Pages 160
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Foundations First guides students through the process of writing sentences and paragraphs with simple explanations, appealing visuals, and student-friendly examples. Kirszner and Mandell's compelling approach lets students practice grammar in the context of their own writing and helps prepare them for success in college composition and beyond. Treating students with respect -- a hallmark of the Kirszner and Mandell approach -- the book also addresses study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need to master the essentials of good writing. The fourth edition gives students even more help transitioning into college, with new coverage on communicating in college and new tips for college success. Read the preface.



Foundations First with Readings

Foundations First with Readings Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 0312603169
Release 2011-08-04
Pages 672
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Foundations First guides students through the process of writing sentences and paragraphs with simple explanations, appealing visuals, and student-friendly examples. Kirszner and Mandell's compelling approach lets students practice grammar in the context of their own writing and helps prepare them for success in college composition and beyond. Treating students with respect -- a hallmark of the Kirszner and Mandell approach -- the book also addresses study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need to master the essentials of good writing. The fourth edition gives students even more help transitioning into college, with new coverage on communicating in college and new tips for college success. Read the preface.



Foundations First

Foundations First Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 0312390769
Release 2001-12-01
Pages 525
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Authors of an array of widely adopted texts, Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have taught college composition and basic writing for more than 25 years. Using their keen sense of what works best in the classroom, they have created Foundations First and Writing First, an innovative, accessible two-book sequence that teaches students grammar in the context of their own writing. Foundations First provides a comprehensive treatment of the process of writing sentences and paragraphs; Writing First offers comparable treatment of the process of writing paragraphs and essays. Both books also address study skills, ESL concerns, vocabulary development, and critical reading, providing beginning writers with all the support they need for success in college and beyond.



Writing First with Readings

Writing First with Readings Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9780312542566
Release 2011-12-28
Pages 733
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Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Practice in Context, designed for the paragraph to essay course, Kirszner and Mandell take seriously the ideas and expressive abilities of developmental students, as well as their need to learn the rules of writing and grammar. Visual writing prompts that open every chapter get students writing immediately. By moving frequently between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises, students get constant reinforcement of the skills they are learning. Thoughtful chapters on college success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out the text, making it the perfect introduction to college writing. Read the preface.



Joining a Community of Readers

Joining a Community of Readers Author Roberta Alexander
ISBN-10 9781133586821
Release 2012-12-20
Pages 528
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A contemporary thematic reader, JOINING A COMMUNITY OF READERS offers a holistic approach to developing reading skills and building schema. It maintains a constant focus on key skills while providing ample practice with shorter and longer readings. The real-life context for skill instruction engages students as they are able to stay with a single theme throughout each instructive unit. The authors' PRO reading strategy (Prepare to Read, Read Actively and Reflect, and Organize to Learn) places an emphasis on pre-reading, active reading, and post-reading activities throughout the text and gets students applying the skills in the context of the reading process. Significant attention is given to vocabulary skills and finding the main idea and support. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.



Writing First with Readings

Writing First with Readings Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9781457686016
Release 2014-10-21
Pages 624
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Best-selling authors and veteran college writing instructors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell believe that students learn to write best when they use their own writing as a starting point. In Writing First with Readings: Paragraphs and Essays, the authors take a simple yet effective approach to helping students improve their writing skills: visual writing prompts open every chapter and get students writing immediately. Then, throughout the chapter, students move between their own writing, writing models and instruction, and workbook-style mastery exercises so that they continually revise, rewrite, and improve their own writing. It is this formula that makes writing instruction meaningful and accessible for students. Thoughtful chapters on academic writing and success, research, and critical reading, along with high-interest essays, round out this new edition, making it the perfect introduction to college writing.



Focus on Writing Paragraphs and Essays

Focus on Writing  Paragraphs and Essays Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 1319035299
Release 2016-10-14
Pages 752
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Focus on Writing offers students clear, thorough coverage of writing college paragraphs and essays in a visually inviting format and with a unique tool for assessing and revising writing: the easy-to-grasp, easy-to-remember TEST method. Reinforcing the most important elements in academic writing--Topic sentence or Thesis statement, Evidence, Summary statement, and Transitions--this practical tool helps students self-edit their writing for unity, support, and coherence. In this edition, best-selling authors Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell have added even stronger support for academic and college success with a new introduction “How Writing Can Help You Succeed” and a new appendix chapter on Strategies for College Success.



Practical Argument

Practical Argument Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9780312570927
Release 2010-07-30
Pages 748
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From the best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America comes Practical Argument. No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandell, and Practical Argument simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. In clear, concise, no-nonsense language, Practical Argument focuses on basic principles of classical argument and introduces alternative methods of argumentation. Practical Argument forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, illustrating them with examples that are immediately relevant to students’ lives.



Foundations Phonics

Foundations Phonics Author Carrie Lindquist
ISBN-10 9780890519431
Release 2016-08-29
Pages 294
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An easy and fun approach to teaching your child to read A stand-alone phonics & reading program, flexible for use in either kindergarten or first gradeA workbook filled with lessons, instructions, and suggested hands-on activities for a full semester of studySuggested hands-on activities will utilize materials typically found in the kitchen or playroom (e.g., crayons, markers, flour, rice, play-dough) This unique curriculum will take your student on a journey from the beginning of creation to the Resurrection of Christ as they learn each letter and corresponding sound. Designed to meet the needs of students who are ready to begin writing, as well as those who may not have mastered the hand-eye coordination skills yet that are needed for writing.



Mirror on America

Mirror on America Author Joan T. Mims
ISBN-10 0312667655
Release 2011-12-07
Pages 432
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Mirror on America meets students where they are right now. Whether they have lived in America all their lives or have only just arrived, they can consider themselves experts in pop culture. After all, they participate in it every day. Brief, current essays and images on topics like hip-hop, our online lives, and, of course, vampires and zombies spark discussion and critical thinking. And because critical thinking should lead to solid writing, the book’s editorial apparatus gives students clear instruction and support for every step of the reading and writing process. Always engaging and always accessible, Mirror on America reflects the interests of students and the instructors who want them to become confident writers. Read the preface.



Patterns for College Writing

Patterns for College Writing Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9780312676841
Release 2011-12-22
Pages 864
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Laurie Kirszner and Stephen Mandell, authors with nearly thirty years of experience teaching college writing, know what works in the classroom and have a knack for picking just the right readings. In Patterns for College Writing, they provide students with exemplary rhetorical models and instructors with class-tested selections that balance classic and contemporary essays. Along with more examples of student writing than any other reader, Patterns has the most comprehensive coverage of active reading, research, and the writing process, with a five-chapter mini-rhetoric; the clearest explanations of the patterns of development; and the most thorough apparatus of any rhetorical reader, all reasons why Patterns for College Writing is the best-selling reader in the country. And the new edition includes exciting new readings and expanded coverage of critical reading, working with sources, and research. It is now available as an interactive Bedford e-book and in a variety of other e-book formats that can be downloaded to a computer, tablet, or e-reader. Read the preface.



How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781476790152
Release 2014-09-30
Pages 448
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Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.



The Writer s World

The Writer s World Author Lynne Gaetz
ISBN-10 9780321922694
Release 2015-04-02
Pages 640
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The Writer’s World series was written to address the diverse needs of today’s students: students whose first language is not English, students who respond favorably to visuals, and students who have varying skill levels.



Introduction to Information Retrieval

Introduction to Information Retrieval Author Christopher D. Manning
ISBN-10 9781139472104
Release 2008-07-07
Pages
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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.



Meditations on First Philosophy

Meditations on First Philosophy Author René Descartes
ISBN-10 9781460402610
Release 2013-05-02
Pages 100
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Considered a foundational text in modern philosophy, the Meditations on First Philosophy presents numerous powerful arguments that to this day influence debates in epistemology, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of religion. This new translation incorporates revisions from the second Latin edition (1642) and the later French translation (1647) to make Descartes’ reasoning as lucid and engaging as possible. Also included in this edition is a brief introduction to Descartes and the Meditations, revised and expanded from Andrew Bailey’s acclaimed anthology, First Philosophy. The introduction helps the reader to understand the context and purpose of Descartes’ project without over-explaining his arguments.



Practical Argument Short Edition

Practical Argument  Short Edition Author Laurie G. Kirszner
ISBN-10 9781457694295
Release 2015-01-15
Pages 720
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No one writes for the introductory composition student like Kirszner and Mandellthe best-selling authors of the most successful reader in America, Patterns for College Writing. Now available as a briefer and lower-cost version of their groundbreaking and highly successful argument book, Practical Argument, Short Second Edition simplifies the study of argument. A straightforward, full-color, accessible introduction to argumentative writing, it employs an exercise-driven, thematically focused, step-by-step approach to get to the heart of what students need to understand argument. Practical Argument, Short Second Edition focuses on basic principles of classical argument and includes alternative approaches. It forgoes the technical terminology that confuses students and instead explains concepts in understandable, everyday language, with examples that are immediately relevant to students lives. Practical Argument, Short Second Edition is available in e-book formats for about half the price of the print book. And now with the new edition, you can meet students where they are: online.



Job Search In Academe

Job Search In Academe Author Dawn M. Formo
ISBN-10 1579225381
Release 2012-02-27
Pages 268
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Building on the success of the first, this new edition has been updated to cover the latest hiring trends, changing economic circumstances, and feedback from readers. The authors have expanded the book to deal with issues faced by minority candidates, and have added contributions from scientists to cover such issues as negotiating faculty contracts to ensure adequate lab space and resources. They give more emphasis to applying for non-academic jobs and offer case study scenarios of candidates who have followed both academic and non academic paths. The authors urge readers to go develop a philosophy statement for research and service, as well as for teaching. They explain what’s involved in applying for joint positions, offer advice on applying for administrative jobs outside the academy, and prepare the reader for first year academic and corporate performance reviews. They have updated the resources, references, examples and scenarios. This book covers the process for Master’s- and Ph.D.-level job-seekers of all disciplines: from identifying sources of information about positions, to advising on the preparation of effective CVs and portfolios, through guidance on the process of interview to final negotiation of terms. Its invaluable advice is informed by the authors’ experiences in both academic and corporate arenas, as well as by the narratives of current and recent job seekers. The authors cover the full spectrum of potential positions—adjunct, visiting, temporary and tenure-track faculty appointments—at-year and 2-year institutions. This book includes sample application letters and vitae, a model for job search workshop, and a rich list of resources both in print and on-line. An accompanying Web site offers a wealth of information on locating job postings, complete with hot links to major sites, both general and discipline-specific; presents eight sample application packets by successful humanities, social sciences, and sciences candidates, with accompanying comments on key features by the book’s authors; and an extensive listing of useful books and online resources. While being realistic about the trends in higher education, the decline in tenure-track positions, and greater competition for available positions, the authors actively combat the gloom and doom approach of competing books by emphasizing that readers have it in their power to adopt strategies, and take actions and choices, that can greatly improve their chances of success. The authors aim to help candidates see what they already have and how to get that across as clearly as possible to potential hiring committees. Contact the Authors: Share your story! We hope to continue collecting timely narratives to keep Job Search useful, and we welcome your e-mails. Dawn can be reached at [email protected] and Cheryl at [email protected] We also welcome the opportunity to offer job search workshops and individual coaching in person and online