From Self to Sources: Essays and Beyond

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Houghton Mifflin, 2002 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 566 pages
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From Self to Sources focuses on helping students progress from writing essays to research papers—a critical step in both higher-level developmental and freshman composition courses.

  • The text features 43 professional examples and 23 student examples illustrating how to conceive, develop, and write essays and research papers.
  • An alternative thematic table of contents gives instructors the flexibility to emphasize either essays or research papers.
  • A self-evaluation chart helps students to identify and remedy trouble spots.

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About the author (2002)

Lee Brandon is the author of twelve college English textbooks with Cengage Learning, including the best-selling series, Sentences, Paragraphs, and Beyond with Integrated Readings, and Paragraphs and Essays with Integrated Readings and the highly successful At a Glance series. He has served as chair of the English Department at Mt. San Antonio College, where he taught for more than thirty years and occasionally still teaches. Few authors are as active in the promotion of their books as Lee Brandon, who regularly visits schools across the country and presents at professional conferences. Lee also has to his credit poems and short stories in magazines; songs recorded and in sheet music; a best-selling musical play for elementary school students (in print with Lorenz Music); a play produced by a college drama department; a published Ford Foundation grant project; a chapbook of ballads about his youth, Oklahoma, My Sweet Sorrow; a chapbook of ballads about his experience teaching for ten years in a high-security California women's prison, Butterflies on Barbwire; and newspaper articles about travel, adventures, and whimsical experiences.

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