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Books and Multimedia - Writing

These books are guides and handbooks to help you throughout the process of writing.

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CliffsNotes Writing - Jean Eggenschwiler; Claudia L. W. Reinhardt; Emily Dotson Biggs
Call Number: PE 1408 .E33 W75 2011
ISBN: 9780470880784
Publication Date: 2011-03-01
Inside the Book you will find information about:

Nouns - Verbs - Pronouns - Modifiers - Connecting Words and Phrases - Clauses, Phrases, and Sentences - Common Sentence Errors - Periods, Question Marks, and Exclamation Marks - Commas, Semicolons, and Colons - Dashes, Parentheses, and Quotation Marks - Idioms, Clichés, Jargon, and Wordiness - How to Begin a Writing Assignment - How to Research and Organize Your Writing - Revising and Editing - Review Questions - Resource Center - Glossary - Frequently Confused Words

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Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing - Sylvan Barnet; Hugo Bedau
Call Number: PE 1431 .B37 2011
ISBN: 9780312601607
Publication Date: 2010-07-14
Critical Thinking, Reading, and Writing is a compact but complete guide to critical thinking and argumentation. Comprising the text portion of the widely adopted Current Issues and Enduring Questions, it draws on the authors’ dual expertise in effective persuasive writing and comprehensive rhetorical strategies to help students move from critical thinking to argumentative and researched writing. With comprehensive coverage of classic and contemporary approaches to argument, including Aristotle, Toulmin, and a range of alternative views, as well as 35 readings and a casebook on the state and the individual, it is an extraordinarily versatile text. This affordable guide can stand alone or supplement a larger anthology of readings.

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The Facts on File Guide to Good Writing - Martin H. Manser; David H. Pickering (Editor); Stephen Curtis (Editor)
Call Number: L 1576 .M3775 2006
ISBN: 0816055262
Publication Date: 2005-11-01
Taking one through all the steps of the writing process, this books, as the title indicates, is a Guide to Good Writing.

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Writing a Great Research Paper - Instructor, Karl Weber
Call Number: DVD LB 2369 .P53 2007
ISBN: 1573851949
Publication Date: 2007
This DVD Series examines the activity of writing research papers. With today's busy schedules and tight deadlines, sometimes even the best scholars can be tempted to cut corners! This timely program teaches students to appreciate and demonstrate academic integrity when writing research papers. You'll learn how to evaluate materials, reference sources appropriately, and avoided inadvertent plagiarism and other common scholarship mistakes



Subject Specific Writing Guides

In addition to general guides, there often exist guides to help one write in a variety of subjects or disciplines.  This list, while not exhaustive, points to several discipline specific writing guides.

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Writing for Publication in Nursing - Marilyn H. Oermann; Judith C. Hays
Call Number: RT 24 .O35 2010
ISBN: 9780826118028
Publication Date: 2010-06-01
This guide gives a clear description of the entire writing process, beginning with an idea, searching the nursing literature, preparing an outline, writing a draft and revising it, developing the final product, and finally, getting published. This edition also includes new content emphasizing the importance of disseminating information on evidence-based practice (EBP). Readers will learn how to write EBP papers, report research for use in practice, and disseminate the findings of clinical projects and innovations.

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The Entrepreneur's Guide to Writing Business Plans and Proposals - K. Dennis Chambers
Call Number: HD 62.5 .C23 2008
ISBN: 9780275994983
Publication Date: 2007-12-01
Entrepreneurs—and entrepreneurial companies—live or die by the quality of their plans and proposals. Whether it's to get funding for a new product line or business from a client, writing hard-hitting prose that answers essential questions and makes specific requests is an indispensable skill. Entrepreneur, ad man, and writing teacher Dennis Chambers shows how entrepreneurs can persuade people, through skillful writing, to pony up capital or contracts. This ability—which can be learned—is rare in today's media-saturated world. But it counts more than ever if an entrepreneur wants to make it over the magical five-year hump and on into lasting business success. Numerous examples and exercises ensure that entrepreneurs understand how the writing game is played—and that they play it well.

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Writing for Psychology - Mark L. Mitchell; Janina M. Jolley; Robert P. O'Shea
Call Number: BF 76.7 .M58 2007
ISBN: 0495092061
Publication Date: 2006-07-18
Write a great psychology paper in APA style with WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY with InfoTrac? College Edition! This user friendly guide shows you what to do and what to avoid by providing concrete examples of common errors. WRITING FOR PSYCHOLOGY will help you adhere to the basics of APA style, refine library search skills, avoid plagiarism, and improve your revising, editing, and proofing skills. Checklists precede the summary at the end of every chapter, giving you the chance to make sure you have been thorough in your reports. Your purchase includes access to InfoTrac College Edition, an online university library of full length articles from thousands of journals, newspapers, and magazines.

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Imaginative Writing - Janet Burroway
Call Number: PE 1408 .B8843 2007
ISBN: 9780321357403
Publication Date: 2006-06-09
Written by best-selling author Janet Burroway, Imaginative Writing — an introduction to creative writing — covers all four genres: creative nonfiction, fiction, poetry, and drama. Imaginative Writing discusses elements of craft common to all creative writing before delving into the individual genres. Each of the first five chapters investigates a specific element of craft–Image, Voice, Character, Setting, and Story–from a perspective that crosses all genres. Chapter 6 explores development and revision and serves as a bridge between the craft chapters and genre chapters. The last four chapters examine individual genres: Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. This unique organization allows students to experiment with creative techniques shared by all genres before deciding which form best suits their imagination. Unique "Try-This" exercises help students develop writing skills, while new “Working Toward a Draft” exercises encourage students to think ahead about the direction and possibilities of their work

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Resume Writing Made Easy - Lola Brown
Call Number: HF 538 .C69 2007
ISBN: 0131742477
Publication Date: 2006-05-25
Resume Writing Made Easy: A Practical Guide provides time-tested techniques for creating powerful resumes and cover letters that get noticed. Readers will learn to combine traditional job-hunting methods with the latest Internet resources to create an effective job-search campaign. Using clear, simple worksheets and a variety of sample resumes, it walks students through successive steps of writing winning resumes for a variety of career situations. This new edition contains more writing suggestions, new sample resumes, lists of effective word choices, creative cover letter ideas, tips for maximizing the Internet, and samples that address over 100 professions.



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